- Ammonia. Mix a cup of clear ammonia with a half-gallon of warm water. Dip a sponge into the solution and use it on the stained area of carpeting. Let the carpet dry completely. If it doesn’t remove the stain, repeat the process.
- Vinegar. For lighter stains, you can use a couple tablespoons of salt and a half cup of white vinegar. Pour the solution over the stain and let it dry completely. Once dried, vacuum over the spot. For dark stains, mix a couple tablespoons of borax with white vinegar and pour it over the stain. Let it dry and vacuum over the once-stained area. For fruit juice stains, mix a tablespoon of laundry detergent with a couple tablespoons of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Dip a sponge into the solution and use it over the stained carpeting. For coffee, soda or tea stains, use equal parts warm water and vinegar on the stain.
- Cornstarch. If you have spilled ink or have marker and crayon stains on the carpet, mix milk with cornstarch until it forms a paste. Apply the paste over the stain and let it sit for a few hours until it dries. Wipe the mixture away and vacuum.
- Shaving cream. Use a warm, wet sponge on the stained area, and then apply a small dab of shaving cream on top of it. Then, use a wet sponge to wipe the area clean. This is often used to clean juices, grease and fatty oils.
- Salt. Salt can be used to take care of red wine spills on your carpet. Once you notice the spill, quickly apply a white wine over the surface of the stained floor. Next, use a wet sponge to dab and blot at the area. Then, pour a small amount of salt on top of the carpet. Wait a few minutes and then vacuum over the spot.
We hope that this list of interesting materials helps you remove even the toughest stains from your carpeting.