DIY Ways to Clean Up Carpet Messes

We love to entertain, but we also love our white rugs. Throw a 50 pound (absolutely adorable) dog into the mix, and you’d better believe this DIY-er has a few tricks up her sleeve! Check out this video with two of my favorites: how to get candle wax out of carpet and how to clean up dirty spots like muddy footprints.

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15 Responses

  1. That is interesting that she used heat to clean the wax in this video. I normally hear about how you should to the opposite, by putting ice cubes over the wax which is supposed to make it easy to just peel off. I am going to have to try both and see which one works better for me.

  2. Did you use any liquids for clean this carpet?

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  5. Rug Cleaner says:

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    Hope that helps.

  6. Kelley Barnett says:

    Great video. I will follow your advice. Thank you for sharing it. Best regards!

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  8. Torri says:

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  13. Indeed a right way.

  14. Sharon Potter says:

    Last week I had a little catastrophe with my aroma red candle. I just dropped it on the floor, on my carpet, and now I have red stain, red wax stain. I will try these tricks! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Lazaroau says:

    Did you use any liquids for clean this carpet?


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I’m a graphic designer for HGTV and DIY who loves taking something old, making it new and then adding sparkle. Weekend activities include thrifting with my handsome husband, writing for ...

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