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Carpets in need of a tune-up?

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Carpets in need of a tune-up?

Try these ideas Quick fixes for new-looking carpets First, to really get it clean, sweep the carpet with a broom, which will make the nap stand up and loosen embedded dirt. Next, vacuum the carpet. Your carpet should show a noticeable improvement just from taking these two steps. If you have pets and need help neutralizing strong odors, mix one cup Borax with two cups cornmeal. Sprinkle the carpet with this mixture. Let stand one hour, then vacuum. To freshen the carpet, combine three-quarters of a cup baking soda, two tablespoons cornstarch, and one-quarter cup perfumed talcum powder. Sprinkle on dry carpet, let stand five to 15 minutes, then vacuum. Spot-cleaning tips DO Use a clean white, absorbent terry towel Blot or tamp the spot Pretest the carpet in an...

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