Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The hazards of having a dog and cream carpet

I love my dogs, I really do.  Look at how cute they are:
But when I find little "presents" that the little one leaves me, it makes it hard to acknowledge the cuteness.  So when you find an "accident" (aren't the euphemisms pet owner's use crazy?) and are out of whatever really expensive enzyme cleaner you usually use, try this inexpensive and very effective method.

Supplies needed:
  • Two spray bottles
  • One filled with water and about a tablespoon of dish soap
  • One filled with 1/2 and 1/2 white vinegar and water, with about two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Paper towels
Dab up any liquid you can (or pick up solids, whatever your mess is).  Spray generously with the vinegar mixture.  Rub in lightly then soak up with towels.  Then spray with soapy water, rub vigorously, then dab up.  Allow to dry.

We have cream carpet all through the house (I still don't understand why rentals do that), and before we started this method, we had a terrible time getting up any stains.  There are still some lingering randomly.  But since we started this method, you can't tell.  Works like a charm and is much cheaper than what you could buy at the store, and you also have less chemicals to worry about.

1 comment:

  1. Ummmm where have you been all my pet-owning life?!!! Great tips! I'm going to search your archive for more! (I found you through the bbq!)