Windex as Carpet Cleaner

  1. Justine says:

    Great tip! What is the material of your rug? I’ve ruined a wool rug with carpet cleaner before (it was worse than the stain I was cleaning), so I’m curious. Thanks!

    • effortless says:

      It was a 100% wool rug. I didn’t have any issues at all and used it on both the cream part and the purple part. I would test out a small area on your personal rug first, but I honestly don’t know if it will react the same way as mine, but I didn’t have any issues.

  2. Sharon S says:

    Good to know! I started using Folex after hearing about it on Little Green Notebook a couple years ago. That stuff is amazing and works everytime. Our living room rug had blackberry jelly stains (long story involving our sneaky dog and some leftover toast) and after just quick spray and rub it was gone…good as new. I’ll keep Windex in mind though.

    • effortless says:

      I will have to try Folex. I have never used it before, but I’m amazed by Windex. It took out old, old stains. Love it! I feel like the Dad in my Big Fat Greek Wedding that promotes Windex for everything. πŸ™‚

  3. I just had to comment because OF COURSE you have a leopard washcloth. Love it! You crack me up. I need some. Maybe it will bring a bit more joy to cleaning. πŸ™‚

    • effortless says:

      Haha I knew someone would comment on that πŸ™‚ . When you see leopard wash cloths how can you not pick them up! πŸ™‚

  4. Alyssa says:

    Love this idea! Thank you for sharing! I will be deep cleaning my new home this weekend and I have some Windex. Hopefully I get the same results!

  5. susan says:

    hi … great tip. it’s the ammonia actually that is a great and gentle (really!!) cleaner. i use ammonia to clean/disinfect lots of things around the house, including laundry. so no stains like you might get with bleach, plus towels and sweaty stuff smell fresh, and the ammonia smell disappears quickly.

    • effortless says:

      Oh! Thanks for letting me know why it works. I will have to try ammonia next all by itself and see how it goes. πŸ™‚

  6. Bernie says:

    I hope this works on pet stains, because I’ve tried everything, including professional steam cleaning with no luck. I am ready to replace the carpet, so i have nothing to lose. Stay tuned.

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