dirty little secret:
I work at a church cleaning at nights, the same time the carpet cleaning man works. He has a 'secret concoction' that he's used to clean floors in school buildings. I figure if it works for hundred of kids, it can work for my little carpet. The best part of this concoction is that it is made of simply household ingredients!
What you need:
Dawn Liquid Dish Soap
What to do:
Mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and dish soap together in spray bottle
Spray a mist on your dirty carpet and let set for about 30 seconds or so
Rub the soiled area with the rag
If your carpet is heavily soiled, like mine was, you may need to spray again and rub. I did this about four or five times! If your rag gets super filthy, get a new one...trying to clean with a dirty rag is not effective!
The cleaner dries pretty quickly, but will leave a light smell of alcohol. I vacuumed the carpet after cleaning and it took a lot of the smell away.