Borax is generally thought of as a laundry booster, but you can also use borax to clean carpet. Find out how here with step by step instructions and a recipe.
Borax is a naturally occuring mineral, also known as sodium borate, that is mined from the earth.
It is easily dissolvable in water, and is often used to soften hard water used for washing clothes.
There are many other household uses for borax powder too, like for cleaning your bathroom and kitchen.
Yet another use for it is to remove stains from carpets, and generally help clean them too.
The instructions listed below tell you how to create a solution of borax to spot clean stains from your carpet.
Step 1: Combine the borax and warm water and blot this stain removal solution onto the carpet stains with a clean white cloth.
Step 2: Let the solution stay on the carpet for approximately half an hour.
Step 3: Next, use plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.
Hint: Be sure to get the carpet only as wet as necessary to blot the cleaning solution on and then later to remove it. Do not soak the carpet.
Step 4: Once the carpet is completely dry vacuum it thoroughly.
So, do you have any ideas or tips for how to use borax in your home? If so, submit your borax uses here, or read other uses that have already been submitted.
You can also submit your own carpet stain removal tips here, or read other tips already submitted.
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