7 easy car carpet cleaners that you can make

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Keeping your car clean is one of the many responsibilities that comes with owning a vehicle. Having a clean car feels as great as having a clean home, and if you're using your car every day to drive to work, it should be clean, especially if you have to spend a lot of time in it during a long commute. If you are using your car a lot chances are it may get dirtier faster too. This will be especially true if you have kids. Kids tend to drop food and drinks all over your car, messing up the upholstery and carpets. You may even have a slip up here and there yourself too. So you will need to learn some car carpet cleaning techniques to get stains out of your car's carpets and keep your car looking and smelling fresh and clean. Tips Bulletin has some great car carpet cleaning recipes that you can make yourself at home. All of these cleaning tips and recipes are very easy and affordable to make and do too. So you could even try one of them out after work one day. You should also take measures to protect your car carpets, by using floor mats in your car. You can get carpeted ones that match your car, usually they even come with your vehicle, or you can buy the plastic ones that are meant to catch mud and dirt or any spills that happen by accident.

The best thing to do is to begin by taking a couple of bags or bins out to your car. One bin can be for garbage and the other for items you need to keep, but you need to go through. Once you've gotten all of the excess junk out of your car, you can try out one of these cleaning tips. The first one from Tips Bulletin uses club soda, liquid dish soap and vinegar to clean the stains in your carpet and your upholstery. You just mix all of the ingredients together and then spray them on your carpet and allow the solution to soak on the stain to lift the stain. The second car carpet cleaning recipe includes a bar of soap grated up, some Borax, water and essential oils. The soap and Borax will help to lift the stains while the essential oils will freshen up your car's carpets making your entire car smell much better than before. You may also have grease stains which can be a bit tougher to remove. You can use paint thinner on grease stains and then sprinkle some salt on the paint thinner to allow it to sit overnight. Then, all you have to do is vacuum up the salt, and the stain should be less noticeable. You may also want to scrub it with a cleaner afterwards as well.

If you drink coffee in your car, you need this car carpet cleaning tip since it's inevitable that coffee will be spilt at one point or another in your car. You can simply use glass cleaning spray to treat the stain. Try and get stains right away to prevent them from setting into the fibres of the carpet. Always blot and never scrub. Blood stains can also be tough to remove from your carpets, but Tips Bulletin says to use cold water and some dry laundry starch as a paste to apply to the stain and then vacuum it up. Vinegar and baking soda also work really well together to remove car carpet stains. Just make a paste on the stain with the two natural cleaners and scrub with a brush. For foul odours in your car just make a natural carpet deodorizing powder with baking soda and essential oils. Try out some of these cleaning tips and see how well they work in your vehicle.***

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