As crucial as it is, cleaning your house can become tiresome, especially if you have a larger living space or kids and pets at home. Parents know what I am talking about \u2013 whether its food spills during lunchtime or pee during potty training, carpets are always getting the burnt of it at home. In fact, the carpet in my kid's room is littered with graffiti in permanent and removable ink.So how to keep your carpets spik and span despite these issues? In this article, we will discuss a few new ideas to clean your carpets at home:1. Out of the Baking Soda and Into the Shaving CreamYou might have read a lot of remedies which include baking soda, and let's admit it; there are a lot of stains that we just cannot get out without baking soda. There is no doubt that baking soda, when combined with vinegar, can clean a lot of tough stains, but if it's not working for you, then it's time to look for different remedies.Another remedy to clean your carpet stains can be by using shaving cream. Shaving cream is a tried and tested ingredient to clean carpet stains and works even better than a lot of other home remedies.You can apply shaving cream to the stained part of your carpet and leave it for at least 25-30 minutes. After 30 minutes, blot it up using a washcloth. You can also dampen it a bit using a solution of baking soda and vinegar.After 5-10 minutes, bloat the baking soda solution as well, and you will notice that your carpet stain has vanished. If the stain is still there, you can repeat the process 2-3 times to get rid of the stubborn stain. Shaving cream is not as popular as baking powder, but it sure is as effective as the bicarb. 2. SteamCarpet cleaning is essential for your health as dust mite and molds tend to grow in the fibers of the carpet. These allergens can cause various health issues and skin problems as well. According to Carpet Cleaning Hertfordshire, a cleaning company in the UK, you must get your carpets deep cleaned at least once every 3 months.However, if you are looking to save some money, an alternate to professional service can be by using steam to clean your carpets. A steam cleaner can be bought or rented if you want to give it a try before purchasing it.Buy a carpet-friendly detergent and steam clean your carpet using a vacuum. If you are unsure of how it will result, patch test on a small area first. Once you get the hang of steam cleaning, you will surely enjoy the process as well as the results you get after cleaning.3. Minimize Carpet Stains Another way you can keep your carpets clean is by following a few rules to rules to minimize the risk of dirt, stains, and general uncleanliness. For instance, no shoes allowed indoors is a great rule for keeping dirt away from the carpet. If you are living with kids, it's important that you tell them that they are not allowed to come indoors with their shoes on.Shoes are the main source of dust, and when stepped on a carpet with your shoes on, it's more likely to get dirtier even if you clean it frequently. Use a shoe rack on the entrance of your house or an organizing table where the occupants can take off their shoes before coming inside.Moreover, you should also train your pets to not sit on the carpets as the fur can get stuck inside the carpets, causing allergies. Your pet may even pee or poop on your carpets, which is a whole new level of hassle and required deep cleaning. 4. Using HeatSome stains are stubborn, and it's hard to take them out with room temperature water. Heat is important to get rid of stains as it breaks the bond between dirt and surface. You can apply heat to get rid of tough stains from your carpet.According to several studies, it has been concluded that the use of chemicals is more effective if the temperature of the water is increased. Hot water increases the molecular activity; hence it is more effective to use heat to get rid of stains.You can use your carpet cleaners with hot water to observe better results. Moreover, you can also increase the effectiveness of your trusted baking soda and vinegar solution by adding heat. First, use a towel soaked in warm water to clean as much of the dirt as possible, then lather the baking soda and vinegar paste on the surface and then clean up the mixture with a towel soaked in hot water. 5. Using Ice CubesNoticed a chewing gum on your carpet?Getting a piece of gum out of the carpet can be a hard job but don't worry; there is a solution to get that sticky gum out of your carpet. Using ice on the chewing gum stuck on your carpet can help you get rid of it.Simply grab an ice cube and rub it on the chewing gum for 30-40 seconds. When the gum is frozen because of the ice, use a spoon to take it out of the carpet. You can also use scissors to cut off a few strands from the carpet to get rid of the sticky gum.To Sum UpThe tips mentioned above were 5 new ideas that can help you keep your carpets clean and free of germs. Unclean carpets are a health hazard for you and your kids, so it's better to put in the effort and keep them clean.