This is a picture of the great room in our very first house.
Notice the carpet. It's incredible - no spots, no stains, no dirty streaks. Just pure cream-colored softness.
Fast-forward to today. We have tile in our whole house, except the bedrooms. And the carpet definitely doesn't look like that. I won't post a photo, but I can assure you that it has been "well-loved" and "well-worn." It has been brave, but it has endured hours of pacing in the wee hours of night with a newborn. It has tried to fight the good fight, but it has been inundated with spit-up and Crayola crayons, little muddy footprints and sticky fingers.
And I will admit. We don't get our carpets professionally cleaned every 6 months as the experts recommend. That's a costly endeavor and not one that we can afford.
Fortunately, we recently had the opportunity to review the BISSELL PROdry Fast Drying Carpet Cleaner ($199). It's one of the newest BISSELL products and it allows the user to clean carpets without the equipment of a professional...and the formula dries in 30 minutes!
When I say "we," I really mean that my husband used this product. He's my "secret weapon" when it comes to the deep cleaning around our house. He assembled it and put it to use. Overall, he said that it's convenient, easy-to-use, and great for families because it dries so quickly. It's not quite as powerful as the machines that carpet cleaners use and you will have to use the attached hose to get rid of pesky spots and stains - but it definitely is cheaper than calling in the carpet guys (or gals) every few months.
So, there you have it. From my Housekeeper Husband. Maybe I should start a special column where my husband reviews new housecleaning products every week/month. Actually, that was *his* idea. Yeah, I know I'm a lucky girl...
YOUR TURN: What tips do you have for keeping your carpets clean? Do you have your carpets professionally cleaned every 6 months?
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*UPDATE* The winner is #514 Chastidy Vernengo. Congratulations!
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