DIY Hacks to Clean Carpet with Laundry Detergent

Clean Carpet with Laundry Detergent
Carpets and rugs are more likely to get dirty. Dirty footwear, accidental food, and drink spill, motor oil, etc. make carpets hard to keep clean. Regular vacuuming removes dirt from the surface, but it does not remove all impurities and stubborn stains. If you do not clean the carpet regularly, it will not only keep it filthy, but it will also be unhygienic and it will add impurities in the house. This may cause health issues to you and your family. In a nutshell,
carpet cleaning is important and it has to be done to clean it thoroughly.

A professional carpet cleaning service can be expensive. Thus, it is necessary to try removing stains and impurities at home by keeping professional services as the last option. Likewise, carpet cleaning solutions and chemicals can be very expensive. Then, what to do? You can use laundry detergent to clean the carpet.

Let me share two effective guides to clean the carpet by using laundry detergent like a pro:

Guide 1: Steam Carpet Cleaning


  • 1 cup of laundry detergent
  • Half cup of vinegar
  • Water
  • Vacuum cleaner

Carpet Cleaning Method:

  • Mix laundry detergent and vinegar to prepare the homemade carpet cleaning solution.
  • Add the prepared homemade carpet cleaning solution into the canister of the vacuum cleaner.
  • Add water into the canister till the fill line.
  • Switch on the steam cleaning unit and wait for 10 minutes.
  • For effective carpet cleaning, slowly move the steam-cleaning unit across the carpet from edges to centre.

This is the most effective carpet cleaning method to clean the carpet as well as disinfect it. Steam cleaning will remove all impurities and stains from the root.

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If you do not have a steam cleaning unit, then here is one more DIY guide which you can follow to create a carpet cleaning solution with liquid laundry detergent to clean the carpet.


  • Clean dry clothes
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Liquid laundry detergent and
  • Water

Carpet Cleaning Method:

  • Vacuum the carpet to remove visible dirt and impurities from the carpet.
  • Get a dry cloth with no design or print on it and wet it in the liquid carpet cleaning solution. Use the dabbing process on the carpet to remove the stains. Apply cleaning solution prepared for carpet cleaning. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Blot the carpet in lukewarm water and rinse well.
  • Let the carpet dry completely.


Laundry detergent can be one of the best carpet cleaners and it can help in removing dirt, dust, mould, and other impurities. It is also cost-effective which makes it affordable for everyone. If after using these carpet cleaning methods, if you still see dirt and impurities, then you have to call a professional carpet cleaning company.


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