I’m so excited to be working with Sarah @ Sidetracked Sarah in the 5 Days of Cleaning Series this week. There are 22 bloggers participating, sharing their tips for cleaning and organizing this week! This week, I am going to share my favorite cleaning tools for every type of cleaning.
Today, I am sharing my favorite carpet cleaning tools.
1. Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Upright Vacuum
Until last summer, I had a cheapo vacuum and I HATED it. In fact, right after we moved into our new house, it seemed to die. I think the new carpeting killed it. So last summer, I bought the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Upright Vacuum. LOVE it. It has great suction, I don’t need to remember to buy bags, it was super easy to assemble and it’s survived the attention of my 4 and 1 year old.
2. Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover
My favorite day-to-day carpet cleaning tool is Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover without a doubt. Be warned that it IS a bleach and so it will make a super clean spot on your carpet if you aren’t careful. I will, however, take a bleach spot over a baby poop stain or goldfish spit up any day.
3. White Washcloths
In order to use the OxyClean (or any home carpet cleaning remedy), you will need a stack of clean white washcloths to soak up the stains and rinse without putting color back into the carpet. I make my OxyClean paste in a junk bowl labeled NO FOOD just in case it makes it upstairs; normally, it lives in my laundry room.
4. Hoover MaxExtract 60 PressurePro Carpet Deep Cleaner
And for cleaning up the BIG messes and just plain dirty carpets, I recently received a Hoover MaxExtract 60 PressurePro Carpet Deep Cleaner to review online and I’m so happy to finally be able to clean my carpets! As a kid my mom, always cleaned the carpets and ours was pretty icky.
I liked that the Hoover was SUPER easy to assemble and took less than 5 minutes (even with my 4 & 1 year old helpers). I read the directions a time or two to make sure I knew how to use it and it pretty much worked just like they said it would. The only thing that I didn’t like about it was that I can’t figure out a good way to clean the dirt/sand out of the main unit where it pulls the water back up into the dirty water tank. And I know it worked because my water was FILTHY. It took an entire smallish bottle (less than 32 oz) of CleanPlus x2 concentrate, 4 clean water refills and 2 water tank empties to clean an approximate 400 sq foot room.
What are your favorite carpet cleaning tools?
Here is a sample of the great topics this week:
Julie at As Jules is Going – 5 Days of Organizing Kids Toys Into Centers
Cheryl at Realing in Life – 5 Days of Organizing Your Computer
Sarah at Sidetracked Sarah – 5 Days of Organizing & Cleaning Your Kitchen
Christy at One Fun Mom – 5 Days of Cleaning Your Mind & Body
EmmaLee at The Hoggat Homeschool – 5 Days of Meal Planning & Menu Organization
Becky at This Reading Mama – 5 Days of Organizing Your Home to Promote Literacy
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