Home improvement and home repair tips: On The House with the Carey Bros.
What's New
Tip of the Day
Weekly Project
Monthly E-Newsletter
Q & A
Radio Show
About the Bros.
Contests & Promotions
Our Partners
Mailing Lists
Contact Us
Employment Opportunities
Affiliate Toolbox
Buy our Books!

Search for the answers to your home repair and home improvement questions.
 Monday, December 22, 2014
Tip of the Day Categories » Cleaning

Cleaning stuff off carpet

Having a big party at your place this weekend? The gang’ll be watching football, too? Friends, family, kids, dogs, popcorn, beer, wine, touchdown! Soon your carpet will look like a stadium parking lot. But don’t fret — there’s hope yet. Here’s a pick-up trick for chewing gum. Put ice cubes in a plastic bag and freeze the gum. When it hardens, scrape it with a butter knife. For greasy stuff, like lipstick, blot any excess, then use dry-cleaning fluid. For pet stains, blot with paper towels, then use a mixture of laundry detergent, ammonia and white vinegar. For really tough stains like shoe polish or ink, dab with paint thinner. For spilled fruit juice or soft drinks, mix teaspoons of laundry detergent and white vinegar in a quart of warm water and sponge well. For burns, trim fibers and, if needed, glue in some extras from the edges. Carpets will be as good as new and ready for next weekend. And that’s the On The House tip for today.

See more tips in the Cleaning category!

Sign up for the Tip of the Day mailing list and receive a new Tip of the Day every day! Our mailing lists are the easiest way to read our latest tips... and best of all, they're On The House!

Random Tip of the Day!
Grout Cleaners - Homemade
Tile grout isn't an easy-to-clean surface.

View Printer-Friendly Version View Printer-Friendly Version
Send this Article to a Friend Send this Article to a Friend
Listen to the Audio Clip! Listen to the Audio Clip!

About the Bros. | Advertise | Contact Us | Privacy Policy
On The House Media © 1996-2014 All Rights Reserved.