Tracy Frank, Published February 18 2013
Tuesday Tip: Use vinegar to spot-clean carpetEach Tuesday we offer up a quick tip on anything from money-saving tricks to household how-tos.
FARGO – With two kids, two cats and a dog, I have to spot-clean my carpet frequently.
But I also don’t want my kids playing on a carpet full of chemicals.
A few years ago, my husband’s grandmother gave me a useful cleaning tip that solves both problems.
Cleaning with vinegar removes stains (even cat vomit and chocolate milk) as effectively as any commercial cleaner I’ve tried.
I usually pour a small amount of vinegar onto a wet microfiber rag and rub at the stain until it disappears.
It even works on my cream-colored ottoman, which seems to be a magnet for spills.
Using vinegar to clean does leave the faint scent of vinegar behind, but it seems to disappear quickly.