Having carpet at home doesn’t necessarily mean that you also need to have a vacuum cleaner. It could definitely make things easier if you have one, but if you want to skip it or buy one later, then you can do the following for the mean time:

3 Ways to Clean Carpet without a Vacuum Cleaner


Use a carpet sweeper

Sweepers are relatively affordable tools that you simply run across your carpet to help pick up dirt. They do not require electricity and are much quieter than a vacuum, so you can clean anytime and anywhere. Run a sweeper across your carpets for quick crumb removal or dirty shoe trails.

  • Carpet sweepers have brushes that may need to be replaced periodically when they become filthy or too run down.
  • Carpet sweepers cannot handle the dirt capacity of a whole house, so if you’re cleaning each room you may need to clean out the bristles as you go.
  • Empty out the sweeper regularly so you don’t spread dirt around your house instead of cleaning it. Source: WikiHow

Get an old-fashioned broom

If you have a whole carpet to clean, the best way to clean a carpet without a machine is with an old-fashioned broom. It’s important to use one with stiff, natural bristles – a soft synthetic broom just won’t cut it this time.

Whatever comes out of your carpet whilst you’re doing this you’ll need to pick it up. Make sure you have a dustpan at the ready and maybe some rubber gloves for anything that’s difficult to sweep up. Source: Cleanipedia

Deep clean with vinegar

To start, fill the bucket with warm water and ¼ cup white vinegar. Take the scrub brush and dip it into the bucket. Start to scrub the carpet with the cleaning solution. You want enough of the mixture on the scrub brush to get the carpet a little wet, but not saturated.

Once you’ve scrubbed the carpet, empty the bucket and fill it with fresh water. Dip a rag, or terry cloth towel, into the bucket. Ring it out and start to scrub the carpet again. After you’ve made a second pass over the carpet, let it dry thoroughly. To help speed the drying process along, you can turn on a floor fan. Source: TipsBulletin

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