Saturday, October 11, 2008

Spring Cleaning...

Albeit in the fall. Although, it sure felt like a summer day!

M. and I decided a while back that it was time to clean the carpets. We really want to tear up the carpet in the living and dining room, and get our hardwood floors refinished...but with the great week the stock market had, THAT won't be happening anytime soon. We talked about it, we discussed calling a company to do it, yet neither of us ever did anything about it.

Until, today. We walked into the local big box hardware store, and rented a carpet cleaner. The nice girl behind the counter asked if we wanted it for 4 hours or 24? We looked at each other, and said, "24...We've never used anything like this before." I had horrible worries that it would take forever to move furniture, dust, and vacuum before we could even begin to use the carpet cleaner.

I am proud to say that in just 4 hours, we managed to clean our living room, dining room, and Miss O.'s playroom. And my carpet is thanking me.

So are our socks.


  1. I hate shampooing the carpets, but I love the results:)

  2. Can you come to my house? The carpets aren't too bad- just by the entry way they could use a cleaning... oh, and the spot of spilled coffee. Next time, hard wood!

  3. How good are they? I was always to scared to do it ourselves, but after doing it earlier this year, I have been converted. Enjoy your nice clean carpets!