Having kids or teens comes with a lot of ups and downs. A lot of happy moments and a lot of moments where you want to make an investment in a big bottle of wine. Be that as it may, your children will always have a soft spot in your life, and you do not have a choice but to clean up after their mess even when they are fully grown adults.
So, even though you might feel inclined to prioritize healthy financial habits this year, it’s critical to still focus on home cleanliness for your family.
Managing a home with small children comes with challenges today; it may be a broken window, tomorrow a stain on your living room carpet. The point is you will always be trying to fix thighs or restore them to their original state.
Here are five must-know carpet cleaning hacks for parents that won’t break the bank. Indeed – we have some excellent ideas from books about saving money that will help you get your carpets gleaming without significant financial outlay.
Always go for child-friendly options
Whether you move into your property with or without children, you must buy child-friendly furniture items. Carpets, in particular, are most vulnerable to dirt, dust, and stains from food and beverage spillages.
Shop for a carpet made with advanced fiber technology that is highly stain-resistant. Nylon is the most common and best quality stain-resistant carpets on the market. But since you will be only starting and a brand new stain-resistant rug may not be in your budget, is it better to consider buying the best carpet cleaner for the money you have.
Spilled drinks and food residue are often the most common cause of carpet stains. These spillages often leave a stench or odor behind. An effortless combination of a box of baking soda and about 15 drops of your choice of essential oil will remove the stain and odor.
Sprinkle the mixture on your carpet and let it sit for 5 minutes, after which you can vacuum up the powder and the odor along with it.
A lint roller
Outside of children, pets are highly likely to ruin your carpet with dirty paws, fur, and pee. A lint roller will only help you with one of those problems. Lint rollers are often used to remove animal hair from clothes, but it also works for carpets and sofas.
Shaving cream can be used as a low-cost cleaning detergent to remove new and old stains. The cream works on various stains caused by grease, dirt, or liquid. Apply the shaving cream directly to the stained area and let it sit for 30 minutes. After which, you must rub the stain off with a clean microfiber cloth. The result is a softer and fluffier carpet.
Vinegar has similar cleaning properties as baking soda. The two can be used together as a carpet stain removal mixture. Mix a quarter cup of vinegar with warm water and then spray the mixture directly on the stain, leave the solution on the stan for 10 to 15 minutes and then scrub it off with a clean cloth. The vinegar and water solution will leave your carpets cleaner, softer, and fluffier.
Carpet stains may be the most frequent and annoying stains you may encounter as a parent. That along with the millions of things that get knocked over, broken, and scratched over with crayons. Although we cannot promise that our top 5 must-know carpet cleaning hacks will help with those, we assure you that they will remove stains from your carpet.
How trimming your household spending can help you save more money
In our guide about how to save money, we demonstrate the powerful effects of regular savings on everyday expenses that can really add up over time. However, we also explain that if you’re not an intuitive saver then you may struggle to keep your bank balance in balance through willpower alone.
That’s why using savvy tips on household spending are so effective – they’re simple pieces of knowledge that will empower you to find an effective solution without spending much money.