Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I didn't do it Mom!

We spend a LOT of time in the Tahoe.  I am not the best about keeping the interior clean, it's not unsanitary but cluttered.  I usually clean out the Tahoe once or twice a week depending on the activities for the week.  This week my mother and sister are going to be here to visit.  Then we are driving over to Indiana to see my aunt and pick up my other two sisters!  My Tahoe is the taxi for the upcoming two weeks!

As I was deep cleaning the interior I discovered that someone who shall remain nameless spilled chocolate milk in the back seat floor carpet.  We had just treated ourselves to McDonald's the day before and the lid on the chocolate milk container was not tightened all the way before it landed on the floor.  A certain 6 year old was asked about the milk and replied with "I didn't do it Mom!"  She still maintains her innocence two days later.

I cleaned the spot with hot water and soap, then with Resolve carpet cleaner and then again with hot water.  The spot was gone but the odor remained. I tried febreeze with minimal luck.  I then did what every person in my situation would do.  I googled it! LOL  I found an idea about using baking soda on the spot.  They use it in cat litter and it works so I tried it.  I bought a brand new box of baking soda last night at Wal-Mart and applied it liberally to the area. 

I left in on overnight.  I got into the Tahoe this morning to run an errand and totally forgot about the smell! I take that as a good sign.  I went out to vaccum up the baking soda and the 6 year old again denied the blame for the milk.  "I didn't do it Mom!" hmmm, where have I heard that before!

Long story short: Baking soda actually worked!!!!!!  Good cause I didn't want to have to spend money on a professional carpet cleaning job!

I can honestly say there probably will be more containers of chocolate milk consumed in my Tahoe.  We spend way too much time in it to ban eating!

1 comment:

  1. Great info! I had this happen in my old tahoe, and a now 5 year old, who will remain nameless, had the same story! Maybe they know each other.... LOL