How to Make Homemade Carpet Cleaner to Spread With a Broom


Commercial carpet cleaners can be expensive, and many carpet powders simply add a scent to the carpet without necessarily cleaning it. You can make your own dry carpet cleaner to brush into the carpet. Using a broom, you can reach deep into the fibers of the carpet, deodorizing, cleaning and absorbing moisture.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Borax
  • Container
  • Broom
  • Vacuum
  • Pour 2 cups of baking soda, 2 cups of cornstarch, 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of borax into a container with a lid. This should cover a section of carpeting measuring 10x10 feet.

  • Sprinkle a heavy dusting of the powder on your carpeting and brush the powder into the carpet fibers with a broom. Run the broom in all directions, working the powder into the pile of the carpet.

  • Let the powder sit overnight when possible, then vacuum it up. The elements combine to absorb moisture, clean, deodorize and disinfect, leaving you with a fresh, odor- and bacteria-free carpet.

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