How To Keep Your Carpets Smelling Clean & Fresh

How To Keep Your Carpets Smelling Clean & Fresh

Keeping your carpets clean makes a big difference to your home. When your carpets are clean, they look good and smell good. The key to keeping carpet smelling fresh is regular maintenance. Dirt, dust and debris become trapped in your carpet on a daily basis, so what you smell when you sense an odour is the carpet fibres releasing these. Here’s how to ensure the carpet in your home not only smells fresh, but contributes to a clean indoor environment as well.

If you have carpet in your home, you know how quickly and easily it can fall victim to stains. No matter how careful you may be, with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’re bound to encounter a few spots and spills along the way. But what about unpleasant carpet smells? They’re certainly no fun – and these kinds of odours makes your home feel anything but relaxing.

DIY Carpet Refresher Recipe


  • Baking Soda
  • Lavender essential oil


  • Mix ½ cup of baking soda with 30 drops of essential oil.
  • Pour this mixture into any mixing container that has holes in the lid.
  • Let the mixture sit overnight for 24 hours.
  • Sprinkle the mixture lightly over the carpet.
  • After 10 to 15 minutes, vacuum your carpet as you normally would. The smell should be gone!

You don’t just want your carpet to be clean, you want it to smell clean too. Sprinkling baking soda before you vacuum is a simple trick that will keep your carpet smelling fresher for longer. Sprinkle a light dusting of baking soda over your carpet, leave it to settle for a few minutes, and then vacuum as normal.

Adding an attractive rug in an area of your home that gets a lot of footfall will help keep your carpets clean. Of course, the rug will still need regular maintenance too, but taking up and deep cleaning a rug is a lot simpler than deep cleaning a whole carpet. You can also add chair mats to save your carpet from chair legs or the wheels on desk chairs.

If you have to spot clean, use a clean, white cloth dabbed in a solution of vinegar and water to blot the spot. Repeating as many times as necessary until no more stain transfers to the cloth. Vacuum the carpet after the stain has been removed.

A carpet can be the main decorating element of a room. And its cleanliness can make the difference between beautiful and dingy. Use these basic maintenance tips to enjoy a fresh, clean carpet.

Start your quest for fresh-smelling carpet with a clean slate that begins with deep cleaning. Hire a professional cleaning company with good references. For all of you moms living in Long Beach, NY I recommend Clean N Fresh Carpet Cleaning, a professional carpet cleaning company.

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