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Imagine yourself googling for that exact phrase. Because I just did.

Our big kitty, Buddy, decided to take a dump in the garage, step in it, and track it all over our carpets.

So I googled. I found a blog who suggested to use hydrogen peroxide on it. My carpets are fairly new, so I was not down with trying that. It may not have hurt the carpets, but still. If peroxide will bleach your hair, I don't want to find out empirically what it will do to my carpet.

I did, however, chance upon this stuff my dad told me to buy:



I should qualify the reason I chose to use Totally Awesome to clean feces out of my carpet. We don't have much cleaning stuff around the house. Aside from laundry essentials (detergent, borax, fabric softener, and bleach), I have infused vinegar that I use to clean the girls' dinner table. I have Meyer's Clean Day lavender all-purpose cleaner, which is not approved for carpets. I have Murphy's oil soap, Comet, and Goo Gone. I might have some toilet bowl cleaner stashed beneath the sink in the bathroom, along with some very old Scrubbing Bubbles. We outsourced housekeeping when the kids were born, realizing that 2 working parents plus 2 same-age kids plus 2 cats plus a house meant that deep cleaning wasn't on the short list of things to do.

So I mixed up 1/2 a cup of Totally Awesome in a gallon hot water, gave my husband a cleaning cloth, and went to work.

Five minutes later, poop is all gone and we're back to watching TV.

Date: 2013-04-06 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jojobear99.livejournal.com
when my son threw up on his non-washable carseat straps, the concensus on parenting101 was to use an enzyme cleaner for pet accidents for kid grossness too. glad what you had worked, but if it hadn't, that would be what to try.

Date: 2013-04-06 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dunktank.livejournal.com
Yea we have some (being cat owners) Nature's miracle, which is great, but it does not have any soap in it to clean the fecal matter away. This was a sticky shit that would have caused a human to use 1/2 a roll of toilet paper. D: I will dump some of that on the spots if there are any remaining smells.

Date: 2013-04-06 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notodette.livejournal.com
OMFG TOTALLY AWESOME.

I am ded and in awe at this post.

Date: 2013-04-07 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dunktank.livejournal.com
Hah. I was ded and in awe of the name of that product. Except my dad called it "Awesome", as in, "I bought this stuff at the Dollar General store called Awesome, and I use it to clean my tires."

I saw a YouTube video of someone that used it to clean gum off of their car carpets.

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