If you’ve ever spilled something on a carpet (and let’s be honest, we all have), you know it can be ridiculously difficult to get stains out.
Unlike a stained shirt, you can’t just toss it in the washing machine — but here’s what you can do. Try out these six carpet-cleaning hacks the next time you make a mess of your rug.
1. Coffee Stain
To get a coffee (or other dark drink) stain out of a carpet, mix together one part glass cleaner and two parts water. Coat the stain with cleanser, then lay an old T-shirt on the stain. Iron the T-shirt to lift the stain from the carpet.
2. Pet Hair
To get fuzzy pet hair off a carpet, use a squeegee!
3. Shag Rug
To clean a shag rug without removing the individual carpet fibers, roll over the carpet with a lint roller, then flip it over, and vacuum the underside.
4. Chewing Gum
To remove gum from a carpet, put ice on the gum for 5 to 10 minutes, then scrape it off.
5. Other Stains
Mix together baking soda, dish soap, and white vinegar, then spritz it on the stain and scrub to remove.
6. Carpet Dents
To lift carpet dents, rest ice on the area for a few minutes. Place Styrofoam under the table/chair legs to prevent future dents.
For more in-depth instructions, watch the video below! And if you’re going to try out any of these hacks, please SHARE this article with your friends!