Gwen/ ? about your carpet. OT

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K9Trainer's picture
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Gwen/ ? about your carpet. OT

I noticed in your pictures of Jack that you have light colored carpeting. Is that just in a bedroom or is that in your living areas? If it's in your living areas how do you keep it clean? I only ask cause we are preparing to move into a house that has light colored carpeting in it's living areas and I am really stressed about how I'm going to keep it clean with three kids and three dogs. Especially considering we are renting the house. :rolleyes: Just curious how you do it!! TIA

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I am not Gwen but I also have light carpet and I use oxy steam clean. It is made for a steam cleaner but I add it to hot water and just use a rag on spots and it works wonders. I was mid diaper change one day when the phone rang and by the time I hung up Damien did #2 all over the carpet!!!! Sorry if that is tmi. I used that stuff and you can't even see where it was. The kids also spilled a jar of cherry juice and it all came right up.

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I'd give my left arm for hardwood flooring.

ROFL

The whole house is covered in that carpet. Those pictures are in Jack's room, I think. His carpet is probably the cleanest, the family room is the worst - there are stains everywhere. I have a full-size Bissel steamer, and I use it a couple of times a year (I'll run it immediately if someone pees all over the carpet though). I can't seem to get some of the stains out. I'm biding my time until we can get hardwood on the main level (I don't think DH will agree to do the bedrooms). We plan to live here forever, and being that we have four kids, well, stains will be a fact of our lives. DH doesn't seem to want to replace anything until the youngest is 10. ugh.

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GREAT tip Tia....thanks!!! And I have been thinking we should invest in a steam cleaner, but not sure. I have always had hardwood in my main living areas, so all this carpet scares me. I personally HATE carpet, with a passion, so am bummed about this, but the house is perfect for us in every other way. I will get me some of that Oxy stuff.