Living in a teeny, tiny condo has many disadvantages. Aside from the obvious, lack of space, another downside is the damage on our carpet. We have carpeting in the bedroom and living room. I think every place that is carpeted is considered a “high traffic” area. Factor in the fact that we have four cats and a dog and you can only imagine how dirty our carpets can get. Ugh!
When I clean my carpets I mostly just do spot removal. Mostly I do that when one of the cats throw up. Thankfully all of our pets are house trained. When our dog was a puppy he would have a lot of accidents which I made sure to clean up immediately before they caused any stains. Years ago we had a cat that threw up a lot (he had stomach problems). The red coloring from the cat food left so many red stains on our carpet that we couldn’t clean up that we had to replace the entire carpet with a darker color carpet.
One of these days we need to get a Chem-dry carpet cleaning done. I really want the carpet to be deep cleaned. I think it would not only look better but it would also feel better when we walk on it with our bare feet. I’m sure it would be a lot softer if we got it professionally cleaned. I’m sure we could do it ourselves by renting a carpet cleaner but I rather pay a few extra dollars and have someone do it for us.
Some of my best carpet care tips include vacuuming at least twice a week (more if you notice dirt/soil) and to use baking soda to keep your carpets smelling fresh. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for a few minutes. Then vacuum it up. You can also purchase scented carpet powders at your local grocery store, but baking soda is so much less expensive.
What do you to to keep your carpets looking clean and fresh? I would love to hear some great cleaning tips from my readers.