Store-bought cleaning supplies are often just expensive alternatives to the cheap concoctions you can make on your own with some simple ingredients. This DIY carpet cleaner only takes a few minutes to prepare, will work with any type of carpet cleaning machine and is much kinder on your wallet! Be sure to test the solution on a small bit of carpet first for discoloration.
- 1-gallon plastic or glass container with lid
- 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/8 cup dish soap
- 1 tablespoon Oxiclean
- 1/2 cup fabric softener
Add all ingredients to your plastic or glass container.
Fill the remainder of the container with warm water.
Fill your carpet cleaner with warm water and add 2 ounces of the homemade solution.
Clean your carpet according to your carpet cleaner’s instructions.