Things You Will Need
- Baking soda
Commercial carpet cleaners can be expensive, and many carpet powders simply add a scent to the carpet without necessarily cleaning it. You can make your own dry carpet cleaner to brush into the carpet.
Using a broom, you can reach deep into the fibers of the carpet, deodorizing, cleaning and absorbing moisture.
- Pour 2 cups of baking soda, 2 cups of cornstarch, 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of borax into a container with a lid. This should cover a section of carpeting measuring 10x10 feet.
- Sprinkle a heavy dusting of the powder on your carpeting and brush the powder into the carpet fibers with a broom. Run the broom in all directions, working the powder into the pile of the carpet.
- Let the powder sit overnight when possible, then vacuum it up. The elements combine to absorb moisture, clean, deodorize and disinfect, leaving you with a fresh, odor- and bacteria-free carpet.