Frugal tips for cleaning your carpet and keeping it looking its best

Cleaning: Carpet

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Product Comparison: Portable Carpet Cleaners

Paige Estigarribia

We compare features of 5 of the top portable carpet cleaners.

Cleaning Coffee Stains on Carpeting

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So you spilled coffee all over your new carpeting and you don't want to pay a pro. Our readers share their tips and tricks to treating ugly coffee stains.

7 Ways to Save on Carpet Cleaning

Steve Gillman

Here are several ways to save money on carpet cleaning and to extend the time between cleanings.

How to Soften Your Carpet

Sam Richie

Cleaning your carpet is sometimes a necessity. But, how do you soften your carpet after it's cleaned?

Insider Report: Carpet Cleaning

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There are things that you can do to aid in keeping your carpet in good condition. Here are a few do-it-yourself tips for clean everything from butter, oil and crayons to blood, chocolate and soy sauce from your carpeting.

Removing Carpet Stains

TDS Readers' Solutions

Red juice on the light colored carpet? What can you use for removing the stains?

A Vacuum that Won't Break, For Less!

Monica Resinger

If you are having troubles with vacuum cleaners breaking, why not get a Shop Vac? They are made to vacuum up nuts and bolts, so how could you possibly break it? As an added bonus, they're cheap, too!

Problem Pet Hair on Carpet

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Having trouble getting the cat hair off your low-pile carpets? Our readers are here to help.

Carpet Cleaning Solutions

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Sure, you might have to pay to rent the carpet cleaning machine. But who says you have to buy the pricey commerceial cleaner for the machine?

Saving Wet Carpet

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Getting a mildew/moldy smell out of a carpet can be tough. Our readers share their best tips.

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The Best Vacuum for Pet Hair

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New Carpet Care

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Coffee on the Carpet

Robert Kravitz

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Dry Carpet Cleaners

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Buying a Vacuum Cleaner

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Carpet Cleaners and Shampooers

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Cheaper Carpet Cleaning

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