Earlier, I wrote about the life expectancy of home components — things like appliances, doors, flooring, faucets and fixtures. Now, here’s how long household products last — including cleaners, electronics, furniture, bedding, carpet & rugs.
Got carpet? Whether you have wall-to-wall carpeting or just a few rooms carpeted in your home, you'll appreciate these tips for caring for carpet. Here, you'll find the best and worst carpet cleaning products, homeowners' favorite vacuum cleaners & steam cleaners, plus outside-the-box ideas for decorating with carpet squares and carpet tiles. For those household issues that can affect your carpet (like burning candles and having pets) -- see when to hire a professional carpet cleaning service instead of cleaning carpet yourself.
In the end, doing everything yourself will usually cost more — in terms of money, wasted time, and errors due to inexperience. Tackling too many DIY projects will also cost you in terms of the amount of time you could have spent with your family and the time you could have spent taking care of yourself.
I’m here to tell you that sometimes doing it yourself does not pay off. In addition to paying to rent the carpet cleaner machine, and the carpet cleaning solution, three of us spent 2 days moving furniture, setting up fans, and maneuvering this HUGE machine to get our carpets clean. We lost a lot of valuable time. And we’re all sore!
The Miele is probably the best vacuum cleaner that I have ever used. In my business of cleaning homes for a living, I’ve used many different types of vacuums. But the Miele stands above the rest. See why I choose the Miele vacuum cleaner over the Dyson, the Rainbow, the Oreck, and other vacuum cleaners…
Ever wonder what those black lines are along the edges of your carpet — at the baseboards and under doorways? The black stuff that looks like soot is called ‘filtration soil’. Filtration Soiling comes from dirty air ducts — among other things. Here’s what to do about it.
With two dogs in the house, we NEED a powerful carpet cleaner! I can’t tell you just how many times I’ve used our Bissell Pro Heat steam cleaner to clean up even the toughest of pet stains. If you’re wondering how it works, and whether or not it’s worth the money, consider this…
All about my favorite house cleaning products: the Bissell Pro-heat steam cleaner, the Oreck vacuum cleaner, Tech stain remover, and Air Delights air deoderizers.