11. Clean your carpet or rug: Start with baby powder
No need for harsh carpet cleaner on an area where kids or pets might play. First, take the odour out by dusting baby powder over the surface with a flour sifter and leave over night. Vacuum away the powder in the morning. Then, dip a clean broom into a mixture of 1 gallon of warm water and 1 cup of white vinegar. Brush it onto the rug and let it dry.