21 House Cleaning Tips You’ll Want to Steal (Photos) – Page 3 – Fabulous Betty You don’t have to run out and rent a carpet cleaner to get rid of those tough carpet stains. All it takes is an iron and a damp washcloth. Wet the washcloth enough for it to be wet, but not soggy. Place it on the stain, and run the iron over the cloth. The steam will break apart the stain and leave your carpet clean.