I always appreciate a good cleaning tip...or any tip that is useful really. But I thought I would pass along my favorite carpet cleaner. It's called Folex instant carpet spot remover. This stuff has done miracles on my carpet. Honestly there has not been a stain that it has not gotten out. I buy it at home depot, but i've seen it other places as well. It's not expensive..and it works. (I used it on the mats in the van the other day and was amazed!) So there you go folex...a bit of free advertising!