I vacuum my carpet every day if not twice a day with this amazing little stick vaccuum by dirt devil. But I try and steam clean my carpet once a week and I use a vinegar/water solution- half and half - because it has amazing germ killing and cleaning effect on the carpet... I was able to find a steam cleaner for $16 at a thrift store. If there is a stain, I use borax, which is found in the laundry aisle, or a baking soda/cream of tartar mix 3/1 ratio (water is the paste maker) and then wipe it up with vinegar...
at 2:32 PM on Nov. 6, 2010