How to Get Rid of Smell of Spilled Milk on Carpet

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How to Get Rid of Smell of Spilled Milk on Carpet
Get rid of the smell of spilt milk in carpet. (Container of milk. Plastic milk bottle image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com)

There is no need to cry over spilt milk on your carpet. You just need to clean it up quickly and thoroughly before it starts to smell. If you miss that window of opportunity, don't fret. There are several ways that you can get the smell of spilt milk out of your carpet. If it seems that these steps are not working, try a heavy duty carpet cleaner and follow the directions on the package.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Vacuum
  • Vinegar
  • Cereal bowl
  • Coffee grounds
  • Clean clothes
  • 2 spray bottles
  • Hydrogen peroxide

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Vacuum the area thoroughly where the spilt milk rests. This will bring up the particles that are causing the odour.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle coffee grounds (unused) throughout the area on the carpet.

  3. 3

    Let the coffee grounds sit for about two hours.

  4. 4

    Vacuum the coffee grounds up off of the carpet.

  1. 1

    Vacuum the area thoroughly were the spilt milk rests to bring up the particles that are causing the odour.

  2. 2

    Fill the cereal bowl about three-quarters with vinegar.

  3. 3

    Place the bowl in the middle of the area for a few days. Remove the bowl.

  4. 4

    Put vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the area.

  5. 5

    Soak a clean cloth with warm water and blot the area that you sprayed. You are trying to get some of the vinegar out of the carpet. The carpet will smell like vinegar until it dries.

  1. 1

    Apply hydrogen peroxide to a unseen portion of the carpet before using on it. You can see if it stains are fades the carpet.

  2. 2

    Vacuum the area thoroughly where the spilt milk rests. This will bring up the particles that are causing the odour.

  3. 3

    Put hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and spray the area. Use household peroxide, and not the kind used to bleach hair. Spray the area until the peroxide starts to fizz.

  4. 4

    Soak a clean cloth with warm water and blot the area that you sprayed. You are trying to get some of the hydrogen peroxide out of the carpet.

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