DIY Carpet Shampoo- Just add water!

Have you ever  had  those  last  bits  of  laundry  detergent  left  at  the  bottom  of  your  container?  There’s  just  not  enough  detergent  to  use  in  a  load  and  you  can’t  just  get  it  all  to  pour  out anyway.  Annoying,  right?  Well,  I’ve  decided  to  do something  about  it!  With  the  addition  of  a  little  water  to  the  bottle,  I’ve  managed  to  use  that  little  bit  of  detergent  left  in  my  carpet  shampooing  machine!

Now,  here’s  a  side  note:  be  sure  to  pay  attention  to  your  manufacturer’s  warranty!  If  its  under  warranty,  be  sure  to  use  the  recommended  carpet  detergent.  Lucky  for  me,  my  machine  is  way  past  any  warranty  period.

Here  we  go!

Take  your  almost  empty  bottle  of  laundry  detergent  and  add  water  to  it.  I  used  filtered  water  because  I  wanted  to  eliminate  any  extra  minerals  and  such  that  could  ruin  my  machine  (I  do  that  anyway  with  the  tank  water).

Now,  add  your  water  and  shake  up  your  bottle!  After  shaking  it  up,  I  let  it  sit  for  a  few  hours  so  the  detergent  would  blend  into  the  water.  After  a  few  hours,  pour  your  mixture  into  your  carpet  shampooer’s  detergent  tank.  My  detergent  was  concentrated,  so  I  treated  it  the  same  way  I  would  concentrated  carpet  detergent.  I  added  water  first,  then  added  my  soap  to  the  soap  dispenser.

Now,  you’re  ready  to  roll!  Use  your  carpet  shampooer  as  usual!  I  didn’t  do  a  before  and  after  picture  because  the  difference  between  this  and  the  commercial  carpet  shampoo  is  the  scent!  I’m  not  sure  why  but  I  have  never  been  able  to  find  a  carpet  shampoo  that  smells  worth  a  darn!  This  one  worked  perfectly  and  smelled  amazing!!  Added  bonus,  the  $25  saved  buying  a  small  bottle  of  carpet  shampoo!!

I  hope  you  find  this  DIY  helpful  and  that  it  saves  you  a  few  bucks  the  next  time  you  have  to  clean  your  carpet!

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