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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 9th Jan 18, 8:39 PM
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    Home made carpet cleaner?
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    • 9th Jan 18, 8:39 PM
    Home made carpet cleaner? 9th Jan 18 at 8:39 PM
    I saw a thread but last post was 5 years ago, basically used to use shake and vac years ago when it was like 40p for a stores own brand and I lived in a studio flat.

    Now I live in a proper flat and the price is around £1.20 and I need at least 2 bottles a time it works out expensive to do so I never do it.

    Online as I thought people recommended bicarbonate of soda and some oils for scent.

    What else can be used for scents? I don't buy oils is cheap aftershave good enough or recommended?
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    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 9th Jan 18, 10:04 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:04 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:04 PM
    It's not really something that you actually need, and it's not great for your vacuum either. If you want a nice smell when you're vacuuming then you can put some essential oil (or your aftershave) on some cotton wool and put that in the vacuum bag, or you can buy scented stick things that you put in there from places like B&M or Savers, they're not expensive.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 9th Jan 18, 10:07 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 10:07 PM
    Shake n Vac isn't a cleaner, it's like fabreeze, just takes the smells away ( or rather masks them)
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 10th Jan 18, 4:11 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:11 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:11 PM
    If you want to spot clean a carpet the best thing I've found is Xanto, a big pink aerosol from £land.
    If it is a nice smell, a piece of cotton wool sprinkled with Zoflora, also from £land, tucked into the vac bag does very well.
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    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 14th Jan 18, 10:51 PM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 10:51 PM
    Forgot to say thanks all
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