My recipe for getting your carpets clean. 1 cup of distilled white vinegar, 2 gallons hot water, and 1/2 to 1 cup of Borax, diluted. This got our carpets SO clean and fresh! Never hiring a company to do it again! I even had red marker on my carpet that the "other guys" said would never come out; this got it out! I save some in a mason jar for emergency spot cleaning.
To keep dust from settling on furniture, baseboards, lampshades, picture frames, etc I mix about a tablespoon of fabric softener with 2 quarts of water and dissolve it completely. Then I use a terry cloth rag and wring it out really well so it's damp. Then I wipe down anything with a hard surface including leather and wooden furniture. There's no film and the fabric softener repels dust. It's great for blinds and less costly than dryer sheets.
This is the best car freshener ever! Just take a new dryer sheet and wrap some downy unstoppables, then tie it with a ribbon. Put it under your seat in your car and your car will smell fresh for months!
Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution for Machines 2 Tablespoons Liquid Tide Laundry Detergent 1/4 cup Awesome cleaner (dollar store brand) 1 scoop Oxyclean (I used generic dollar store brand) 1 teaspoon Downy Fabric Softener (optional) Hot Water, one gallon