Easy $2 Homemade Carpet Cleaner Makes Even The Dirtiest Rugs Look Brand New

If your carpets are overdue for some deep cleaning, look no further than this easy-to-assemble cleaner that will leave your floors spotless.

Store-bought rug cleaning products don’t always do the trick on stubborn stains, like wine, food, mud, or pet stains. Plus, they can be very expensive, especially if you try multiple products and they don’t successfully clean your carpets.

With just a few ingredients (many of which you probably have on hand), you’ll have the perfect solution to remove even the toughest stains. Plus, this carpet cleaner is much less expensive than a solution you’d buy in a store and smells amazingly clean and fresh.

To make this carpet cleaning solution, you’ll need: a one gallon plastic or glass container with a lid, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/8 cup dish liquid, 1 tablespoon Oxiclean, ½ cup fabric softener, and a funnel.

There are no surprises when mixing together this carpet cleaning solution – it’s foolproof! Simply add all of the ingredients (except the water) to your container, using a funnel. Once you’ve added everything, then fill the remainder of the container with warm water. The solution is finished, that easily!

Note that you can easily rent a carpet cleaner if you don’t own one. Check with a local grocery or home improvement store to see if they have cleaners available. These rentals are very reasonably priced and can do an amazing cleaning job.

Also, as with any cleaning product, it’s best to do a spot test to ensure that you don’t damage your carpet. Take a small amount of hydrogen peroxide and dab it on an area of carpet that’s not typically visible (in a corner, under a piece of furniture, etc.), then wait 30 minutes. If you note any changes in the carpet color, you will need to skip this cleaning solution.