How to Remove Spilled Coffee Grounds From Your Carpet
If you brew your own coffee at home, you might discover that cleaning up the coffee grounds is not quite such an easy task. Does it seem like they get everywhere? And the more you try to wipe it up or wipe it off, the more it adheres to the surface. Should any of those coffee grounds get to your carpet, and especially when they’re wet and freshly used, the cleanup is just as difficult, perhaps even more so. So what do you do when coffee grounds get on your carpet? How do you clean them up efficiently and thoroughly?
People have touted some ways to clean coffee stains, and if you managed to spill or scatter coffee grounds over your carpet, then you’re likely to be dealing with coffee stains, as well. This is especially true if you have a light-colored carpet. You might not have a stain as bad as it would be if the coffee grounds are wet and freshly used and waterlogged, but there might still be a stain that you would need to deal with. And if what you have spilled is used coffee grounds, then you might find yourself wondering whether you can actually clean out the stains and the grounds thoroughly, whether you need to call a professional carpet cleaner, or whether you would need to buy a new carpet to replace the old one completely.
Try cleaning it up yourself first. The thing with stains is that the faster you clean up the stain after the coffee has been spilled, the easier it is to remove. You might not want to wait for the professional cleaner to get to your house at the risk of the stain becoming more difficult to remove.
First of all, keep a calm head, and don’t panic. Then follow the steps outlined below to clean up the coffee grounds and the coffee stain from your carpet:
- Gently scoop up the coffee grounds from the carpet. Be careful that you don’t end up rubbing it in deeper into the carpet fibers. If there is a good amount of liquid on the carpet, blot it out with paper towels until you manage to get the most of it off the carpet, or until you are left with a carpet stain that is just damp rather than wet.
- Create a homemade carpet cleaning solution by mixing white vinegar and water. Spray your homemade cleaning solution on the stain, and then continue blotting it out with paper towels or a sponge Again, remember that you should never rub the solution into the carpet or you’ll risk driving the stain deeper into the carpet fibers.
- Just continue the process of applying the solution and blotting it out until you get rid of all the coffee grounds and coffee stain.
- Finish things up by sprinkling some baking soda over the damp area of your rug. This will absorb the moisture from the carpet. Wait awhile, and then use your vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda.
Be patient throughout the entire process. If you do it right, you’ll be surprised at how it almost seems like the coffee spill and stain never happened at all!