You know how I love a good cleaning product! Especially when I can mix it up from ingredients I already have on hand.
Well, when reading a newsletter from one of my favorite blogs, Grocery Shrink, one of Angela's readers shared a fabric and carpet cleaner that doesn't need to be rinsed out (most cleaners leave a dirt-attracting residue if not rinsed after cleaning). I really liked that idea and decided to try it out.
One of my chores this week was to detail my car. Inside and out.
I found more than a few stains on the carpet and upholstery.
This was actually a rust mark.
I mixed together 1/2 cup ammonia and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide and dipped a clean rag into it. I simply scrubbed the stain with the damp rag and the stain came right up. Amazing.
Next up, carpet. This was mud, I think,but who really knows. Anyway, I used the same procedure as above and it worked.
After just a few seconds of scrubbing, it looked good. I had several spots on the carpet that came with the car (we bought it second hand) that I was able to clean up with this mixture. I'm loving it.
Just mix up as much of this cleaner as you'll use at one time as it looses effectiveness over time. Also, hydrogen peroxide is a mild bleach and could possibly lighten dark fibers. You should do a small test area in a hidden spot before cleaning a large area.
Because I'm married to Commander Careful aka Sargent Safety, he asked me to remind you to never mix ammonia with bleach. It's poisonous and can kill you.