How to Make a Dirty Carpet Look Clean

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Vacuuming a dirty carpet on a regular basis will help to make the carpet a lot cleaner, but a bottle of vinegar and water can be used to treat spot stains. Get tips on tinkering with lighting to make carpet look cleaner with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on carpets and housecleaning tips.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to make a dirty carpet look clean. I would say if you vacuum on a regular basis, that helps a lot. Vacuuming will really help your carpet look a lot cleaner than it is, and also try to remove the spots as much as you can. Have a spray bottle of vinegar and water readily available, and use this to scrub into any stains. If you want to invest in a spot cleaner, like this, it's also good for cleaning your entire carpet, it's just really time consuming and not everybody can afford to go out and buy their own carpet cleaner or hire a carpet cleaning service. I have white carpet at my house, and I've noticed that in the mornings, when I have the blinds open, the sunlight shining in my house makes my carpet look really, really clean. And then at night, when I close the blinds and I have compact florescent bulbs in all the lights, that compact florescent light really brings out the blemishes in my carpet. I guess it's something about the type of light and the lighting. So, see what works best for your carpet. See what kind of lighting, maybe move some lamps around and see if that helps your carpet look a little bit cleaner. But, you may end up throwing a rug over it, or, having to hire, you know, save up and hire a carpet cleaning crew to come out. And if worse comes to worse, have new carpet put in. And if you win the lottery, like I'm hoping to, you can get hardwood floors. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and that is how you make a dirty carpet look clean.

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