Friday, June 17, 2016


So I don't know what happened. We have 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 3 cats, so let's face it, it could've been any one of them. Someone peed in my boys' bedroom!!! IT. WAS. BAD. I smelled it one morning and thought maybe it was their bedding; everyone had been sick, and things were kinda funky. So, I stripped the beds and did massive amounts of laundry all day. I thought that had done it...boy, was I wrong! The next morning it smelled even worse in there!! I went into attack mode. I shampooed the carpet with our carpet cleaner. I sprinkled baking soda. I vacuumed. It STILL stunk! I was in a panic. I was convinced we were going to have to take the carpet out of their bedroom. That's when my sister in law came to the rescue. You guys!!! This is the greatest thing. EVER!!! I don't know where Emma found this, but hot damn, did it work! Here's what you need:

Baking soda
Dawn dishsoap
Scrub brush

Okay so I sprinkled the entire area with baking soda. Then I used my peri bottles (yes! I still had peri bottles from when my daughter was born...3+ years ago! Don't judge me! Haha) for the peroxide and vinegar. I used about twice as much peroxide as vinegar, though there's no exact science to it. Then I squirted a little bit of the dish soap onto the rest (don't use too much! You don't want to end up with a bunch of bubbles). Then I just went to town with my scrub brush. I scrubbed it in until it was fairly evenly distributed. Now comes the waiting....if you've got a fan, I'd suggest using it to help the carpet dry up faster.
By the time my kids were ready for bed, it was time to vacuum. Make sure your baking soda is completely dry, or your vacuum is going to be a mess, and you're not going to be a happy camper. Trust me on this!! I had to scrub a bit more as it had gotten pretty crusty.
The verdict? The smell is GONE!!! I'm completely amazed! I wish my sister in law didn't live so far away, because I'd be giving her a big old kiss right about now. I'm keeping this one in my back pocket, because with this many kids and critters in the house, it's bound to happen again! Hopefully it will work for you too!

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