Where there’s a carpet, there’s (eventually) a spill—whether that be from a pet, a child or your own shouting at the TV while watching Real Housewives of Salt Lake City while sipping cabernet. Before splurging on a professional service, you may be able to restore your carpet to its former glory with a simple homemade cleaner. Not only is making your own carpet cleaner a much cheaper solution to hiring a pro, but you’ll feel better knowing every single ingredient in the cleaner you use.
These seven DIY carpet cleaners can tackle a whole spectrum of messes and (just maybe) mean the end for those pricey carpet treatments. We'll start with two of the trickiest stains to tackle—which include more involved processes for removing said spots—before moving on to some simple fixes worth memorizing. Or, at the very least, pinning so you can refer to them the next time spill happens.