27 January 2012

Homemade Upholstery And Carpet Cleaner

With small children, a farm (and the inevitable mud/dirt/etc that accompanies it) and the occasional intruding animal, we're constantly going through carpet and upholstery cleaner.  Fortunately, my mom shared this simple homemade recipe using two ingredients that are usually already at home.

How To Make It:

1 cup rubbing alcohol
1/4 cup white vinegar
(It may be diluted with water if you'd like a gentler formula)

Mix together and either store in a spray bottle or dab onto a stain with a cloth.  Let soak if necessary and rub out with an old rag.  And, of course, test in an inconspicuous place to make sure no discoloration occurs.

***As superb as this cleaner is, it is not to be used on painted surfaces--you might end up with missing paint on your walls***


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