How To Freshen Your Carpet (in 5 Minutes!)

Quick - your mother-in-law's on her way over and your house needs some sprucing up. Try this quick 5 minute tip to freshen your carpets -and home!
vanilla and cotton balls

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Major carpet cleaning can require professional help, but sometimes you want to freshen your floors without calling in the big guns. As an alternative to aromatic vacuum beads, try this inexpensive and all-natural trick. Soak a cotton ball in vanilla extract, place it in your vacuum bag, then vacuum as you would normally. The scent of baked goods will infuse your carpet; and you’ll have an excuse for those post-housework cookie cravings.