Old School Cleaning Tips and Ideas for Businesses and Families
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Old School Cleaning Tips and Ideas for Businesses and Families

Keeping your home or business clean can be challenging, but over the years of keeping a shop clean and cleaning my house, I have learned a lot about cleaning. I've learned how to clean in order to impress clients, and I've learned how to keep my house clean in spite of children bringing in dirt and mess all the time. I love to write so decided to start this blog. Here, I am going to share a range of cleaning tips with an emphasis on the "old school", homemade or natural tips. However, sometimes, truthfully, you need chemicals and professionals so I will also delve into those topics. Thanks for reading and good luck with cleaning.


Old School Cleaning Tips and Ideas for Businesses and Families

Carpet Cleaning | 3 Simple Homemade Tricks To Free Your Carpets From Pet Hair

Marta Vicente

You probably love the idea of curling up with your pet on the floor as you watch your favourite television show. But while furry pets are marvelous to snuggle with, the possibility of fur getting embedded in your carpets is inevitable. While regular vacuuming is necessary for carpet cleaning, deeply entrenched pet fur is a lot harder to remove. Here are some simple homemade tricks to help you free your carpets from pet hair.

Sponge Mop Pet Hair Removal

To get this process started, you will need a clean sponge mop, a spray bottle and a vacuum. Start by vacuuming the carpet as thoroughly as possible to eliminate as much hair as possible from the surface. Lightly spray water onto the sponge mop. Gently dab this mop across all areas of the carpet, so that embedded hair sticks to the sponge and gets removed from the surface. Pet hair will clump on to the mop, so wash it after a few dabbing attempts. This carpet cleaning method is good for removing the residual pet hair that gets left back after vacuuming.

Fabric Softener Pet Hair Removal

For this carpet cleaning process, you will need liquid fabric softener, water, a spray bottle and a vacuum. Start by vacuuming the floor to remove as much pet hair as possible from the carpet surface. Mix fabric softener into the spray bottle filled with water. Gently mist the carpet surface with this solution, but take care not to saturate it. The fabric softener will loosen the residual pet hairs from the carpet surface. Let it dry and vacuum once again to remove the loosened pet hair.  

Baking Soda Pet Hair Removal

To get this carpet cleaning process underway, you will need baking soda and a vacuum. You'll naturally want to use a vacuum that is strong enough to pull out pet hair from carpet fibres, so be sure to invest in a powerful machine when you have pets. Sprinkle baking soda generously over your carpet surface and let it sit for a few minutes. This will loosen the pet hair from the surface, so you can vacuum your carpets more easily. Baking soda also acts as a natural disinfectant that deodorises the room to give it a pleasant odour.

While these simple cleaning methods are highly effective, they may not always be able to completely eliminate pet hair from your home. It's always best to get a professional carpet cleaning company to tackle the problem every once in a while for a thorough cleanup job.