Friday, February 1, 2008

Freshen Carpet with baking Soda

Does your carpet need a little help. For a quick and inexpensive carpet freshener, use all natural, environmentally friendly baking soda. Just put some baking soda in a clean spice bottle with a shaker top or in a Parmesan Cheese container and lightly sprinkle the entire carpet,then vacuum.

Vacuuming regularly will help keep your carpet looking good. The best way to really clean out embedded dirt particles is to take several slow overlapping strokes in different directions and be sure the vacuum bag isn't full.

As long as you're deodorizing, sprinkle some baking soda in the trash compactor, an empty ice chest and dont forget your shoes and tennies.It's even safe enough to use as a dry shampoo on your pets.

For dark colored carpets, add a little cinnamon to the baking soda container for a fresh cent