muddy feet

Do you need tips on how to remove muddy footprints from your carpet? Maybe the dog or cat tracked them in. Or maybe it was one of the kids. How can you effectively remove muddy footprints? Can it be done using natural products? Read on for tips on how to remove muddy footprints from your carpet:

No one likes mud tracked through their living room by a wet dog. Catching the stain quick is the key to your success at removing the stain using natural products. These are products that you probably already have in your cabinets at home.

If the mud has dried it will be trickier, but you may still succeed. It’s worth a try. So pull out these simple ingredients and give it a valiant effort. Just be sure that you never scrub or rub the mud deeper into your carpet.

Use a gentle dabbing motion to lift and remove, rather than push the mud further into carpet fibers.

Natural Methods to Remove Muddy Footprints


  • Remove as much mud as possible by dabbing with a rag, being careful not to rub stain into carpet.
  • Sprinkle salt onto muddy stain and let sit.
  • Rinse with warm water until stain is no longer visible.
  • Sprinkle more salt onto area and let sit.
  • Vacuum area well.

Club Soda

  • Remove as much loose mud as possible.
  • Pour club soda directly onto stain and let sit, then use a sponge to soak it up.
  • Repeat until mud is removed.

Natural Liquid Dish Detergent

  • Loosen mud with a dry rag and remove as much as possible.
  • Mix a few drops of dish detergent with water and use a rag to blot stain with solution.
  • Rinse well with warm, clean water to remove all soapy residue.

White Vinegar

  • Rinse area well with warm water and a clean rag.
  • Mix a few drops of white vinegar with water and use the solution to gently blot the mud stains until removed.
  • Rinse away as much mud as possible with warm water and a rag.

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