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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 16th Mar 17, 1:18 AM
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    Vanish Powderpowder
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    • 16th Mar 17, 1:18 AM
    Vanish Powderpowder 16th Mar 17 at 1:18 AM
    Has anyone tried it? Is it any good? Any substitutes?

    My obsession with spotless carpets means I'm seriously tempted by the ad
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
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    • Tiddlywinks
    • By Tiddlywinks 16th Mar 17, 1:41 AM
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    It gets pretty mixed reviews on Amazon:

    Link

    I used to use Zorb - I got a freebie pack with a Dyson and it worked really well BUT it's pricier than the Vanish one.

    Link
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 16th Mar 17, 5:40 AM
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    I tried it and then I hired a rug doctor
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 16th Mar 17, 7:14 AM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 7:14 AM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 7:14 AM
    I just use diluted bleach to clean my carpets.
    Cheaper than anything, does a far better job.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 16th Mar 17, 11:56 AM
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    Thanks I shall save my pennies.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 16th Mar 17, 12:47 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 12:47 PM
    I just use diluted bleach to clean my carpets.
    Originally posted by Pop Up Pirate
    Can I ask what dilution ratio you use?
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 16th Mar 17, 2:50 PM
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    DS and DDiL used Rug Doctor carpet shampoo when they moved into their current rented home and swear by it. I think they got it from B&Q, fairly reasonably priced.
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!

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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 16th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
    DS and DDiL used Rug Doctor carpet shampoo when they moved into their current rented home and swear by it. I think they got it from B&Q, fairly reasonably priced.
    Originally posted by YorksLass
    My carpets are actually clean, I just like them to be ultra-hygienic as the LO runs around in them barefoot.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • freyasmum
    • By freyasmum 16th Mar 17, 5:08 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 5:08 PM
    I've never used it, but for spot treating I think you'd be hardpushed to beat 1001 mousse.

    My dd is an absolute pest and tried to sneak through to the living room to watch the telly while she's eating or drink (e.g. breakfast time) and she spilled a full glass of cranberry juice all over our lovely new cream carpets That took it out perfectly - along with any tomato based stains that she's produced (and that's even while eating with a tray - lets just say that family movie and pizza night is a totally different beast these days!)
    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 16th Mar 17, 5:23 PM
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    I have used it with success to get various stains out of carpet, especially Lilly pollen which is very stubborn. It has also been totally successful I getting blood and tomato stains out of clothing.

    I would be very wary of using diluted bleach on carpets!
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