Think Vacuuming Keeps Your Floors Tidy? Think Again!

I don’t know about you, but I was a filthy slob when I was a kid. Hell, I was a filthy slob into my mid-twenties, if I’m really being honest about it. I just didn’t give a rat’s you know what about keeping a clean house. For one, I didn’t really spend much time at my house unless I was playing video games or sleeping, etc., so who was I to care if the dishes weren’t done, there was a beer stain on the couch or the carpet hadn’t been cleaned in months. I had video game bad guys to kill and sleep to get!

Cut to today… I’m older now (mid-thirties) and I do care about being clean. I’m not saying I’m an old man or anal retentive or anything, but yeah, I’ll admit it, there’s something peaceful about a nice, clean house. It’s relaxing. It makes me feel calm and collected. Most of all, in a life with many things I can’t control, having a clean house is something I can control. l guess that’s the meat of the issue, if I’m being honest.

Also, I like to read. Add these two things together, and occasionally I find myself reading articles or how-to blogs on cleaning. I know it’s kind of stupid, but I think if you’re going to do things right, you should be informed. My theory is that if you know the right way to do something, you’ll do it faster and save way more time and headaches in the end.

So anyway, that’s a pretty long winded intro to the whole point of this rant. I was surfing over at HuffPo the other day when I came across this post¬†about how you can vacuum your carpets as much as you like, but it really isn’t same as a good, old fashioned carpet cleaning.

I’ll let you read the article for yourself, ’cause it has all sorts of good information in there, from how you could void the warranty on your carpet if you don’t get it cleaned, to the fact that you need to act super duper fast if you spill something on the rug.

It’s a pretty good article all things considered, though I do wish it had a section on how to handle upholstery cleaning. That would have made it a bit more comprehensive. It’s cool, I can go read another blog or something about that I guess.

In the meantime, I’m going to give the carpet cleaners a call. I don’t think I’ve ever, ever had a thorough cleaning on it, and I’ve been living in my pad for about 3 years now. I can only imagine what kind of dust, dirt and other gunk might be hiding there….

Talk to y’alls later!