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How to clean a carpet by hand

Cleaning carpets at home by hand might seem like a daunting challenge, but you can pull it off using tools and products you have already around you.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Keep the area where you will clean free of furniture. This way it will be easy to clean your carpet.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Before using the vacuum, sweep the carpet using a soft brush or broom with stiff bristles. Loosen up dirt and particles that are underneath the fibres.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Before using the vacuum, sweep the carpet using a soft brush or broom with stiff bristles. Loosen up dirt and particles that are underneath the fibres.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Use the vacuum to collect the dirt and loose particles on the carpet. You can repeat the process as needed.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Now prepare your homemade cleaning solution. To do this, mix equal parts of water and clear vinegar. You can add several drops of liquid soap.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Immerse a large sponge in the solution and start scrubbing the carpet. You can also use a brush.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Immerse a large sponge in the solution and start scrubbing the carpet. You can also use a brush.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Rinse the carpet using a sponge or brush dipped in clear water. Repeat as needed.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Wipe off excess moisture using a wet/dry vacuum cleaner or dry cloths.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Dry the carpet with towels and open windows. You can also dry your carpet in the sun. If you have help, you can clean and wash carpets outside.

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When to replace your carpet at home

Dry the carpet with towels and open windows. You can also dry your carpet in the sun. If you have help, you can clean and wash carpets outside.

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When to replace your carpet at home

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