Monday, January 23, 2012

The House That Stayed Clean For A Week

Ladies and Gentlemen (if there is any that read this) - the moment you have all been waiting for...
The cleaning of my carpet and couch.

Couch:  We got this couch a few years ago and it is a very large sectional.  Truthfully?  Hasn't been moved since.  So that meant no vacuuming underneath it and we have never cleaned underneath the cushions.  The viewable parts have all been vacuumed many times though.

Carpet:  This thing had a little bit of everything on it.  Spit up, Formula, Milk, Juice, Wine (oopsies), Mud, Dog Hair, Leaves, Food (because Mason thinks throwing food on the floor is really cool), Blood, Sweat, & Tears.  Well, maybe not blood - we have been fortunate that way.

So Mason was shipped off to the grandparents while we slaved away (with beers in our hands) at the couch and carpet.  Guss's mom owns a Rug Doctor so we were fortune to use that.  We still have it and I plan to keep it as long as possible, because in this house we need to clean the carpet every month!
* There is already a few stains that have been added since it has been cleaned*

Below are some pictures and the very random list of things found underneath the couch and in the cushions.

- plastic bowl (that probably had goldfish in it at some time)
- flip flops (so that's where they went)
- beer can (that's kind of trashy)
- pop bottle
- burp clothes
- crackers
- baby monitor (its obvious we didn't use it much)
- Reese's PB cup wrapper (thank you husband)
- balls/blocks (toys that have been missing forever)
- Christmas card (didn't make it to the fridge this year)
- napkin
- pen
- lighter (strange since we don't use them in the house)
- makeup brush (the most random of all)
- enough dog hair/fur to make another one

The husband hard at work.  While I sit supervise from the sidelines.
The nasty before (left) and after (right)

Mason enjoying the weirdly clean carpet and couch.

There isn't much you can do with a sectional this big but for a week we had it this way.  Just a little something different.  However, not very practical for guests.
Our 'lounging' area. :)
Our guest/sitting area.

And finally - the poor, poor lamp that was shattered by the Tornado Mason.  The light bulb in it before was actually shattered too.
Now it just looks naked and sad.

So that is the fabulous, and long winded story about cleaning our carpet and couch.

Any of you ever used a rug doctor or good carpet shampooer?

P.S. You may/or may not have noticed I have a new Link Up button on my right sidebar.  Well it is something I will be bringing up next week.  It's a little weird...but a lot of fun :)  Stay tuned...

1 comment:

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

Wow it looks so good! I love sectional couches...I hope to someday have one!

PS- I tagged you in a post today! :)

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