Young children and pets provide huge challenges to carpet owners. The messes they can't help but make have a strong tendency to stain -- and smell -- badly. Fortunately for those of us with this kind of love in our lives, there is a simple way to deal with both the stains and the smells.
DeeDee, author of Clover House, has a 16-year-old dog named Trevor whose advanced age sometimes prevents him from making it outdoors to potty. She found a method, using only liquid dish soap and hydrogen peroxide, of scrubbing away Trevor's accidents with no trace of stain or odor.
The solution uses a 1:1 ratio of dish soap to hydrogen peroxide; DeeDee's current problem is an area large enough to require 1/4 cup of each.
You can see more details of DeeDee's problem and solution at Clover House, along with her answers to readers' questions regarding rinsing, colors, and more. (There's a cute photo of Trevor, too!)
It's as simple as that! Liquid dish soap and hydrogen peroxide make it possible for parents with messy kiddos -- whether they're wearing diapers or a fur coat -- to handle carpet accidents with minimal effort and expense.
Soap and peroxide can also be used with table salt to deep clean a mattress, and with baking soda to remove yellow armpit stains or to de-skunk your dog. All are simple, inexpensive solutions to big household problems.
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