How to clean carpet with baking soda & vinegar

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How to clean carpet with baking soda & vinegar
Clean carpets with baking soda and vinegar. (Living room image by MAXFX from

Carpeting is a warm, cosy flooring option used throughout many homes. It can come in a variety of lengths, but since carpeting is made of fibres, dirt and soil collect and absorb into the carpet constantly. There are a few carpet powders and sprays that deodorise carpeting, but you often need a cleaning and disinfecting solution. Instead of paying high prices for retail products, clean your carpet with baking soda and vinegar.

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Things you need

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Spray bottle

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  1. 1

    Fill a spray bottle with an equal mix of warm water and white vinegar.

  2. 2

    Spray the solution over your carpeting, and allow to air dry. The vinegar is a natural disinfectant that will kill bacteria and odour.

  3. 3

    Cover your carpeting with a light coating of baking soda after the vinegar solution dries, and let sit for 30 minutes. The baking soda is a natural cleaning and deodorising element and also absorbs moisture in the carpet fibres.

  4. 4

    Vacuum your carpet after 30 minutes to collect the baking soda as well as any loose dirt.

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