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  1. Secondhand Shopping
    I got a nice Hoover Steamvac Spinscrub at Goodwill a couple weeks ago. I paid $30 for it. It works great and I was able to clean all of the carpets with it!! I used Woolite detergent with some vinegar and a little febreeze. It already paid for itself!!
  2. Home Environment
    Ok, I waited too long to clean it. I took simple green in a spray bottle, and a scrub brush, sprayed and scrubbed, maybe a 4 foot area. then took the steam cleaner over it. Oh boy do I have areas that did not come clean.. I was going to buy some of the canned spray cleaner, and go over it...
  3. Question and Answer
    I have had carpet in my bedrooms, family room and livingroom. I am seriously considering getting hardwood floors in all of my bedrooms. I would like to know your pros and cons of keeping each clean Thanks
  4. Home Environment
    Pleeeease help ladies!!!! I live in an apartment, and of COURSE they give me white carpet... jerks. it was very beautiful when I first moved in, however my less then careful boyfriend and cat have pretty much turned it dingy gray. there is lotssss of black/dark gray spots that I cant even...
  5. Home Environment
    I moved to my new home over the weekend and one of my friends spilled on the sisal carpet in the hallway. Instead of telling me, he just went at it with the green scubber side of a sponge. He removed the stain, but now the patch that he scrubbed is looking more worn than the area around it...
  6. Pets
    I have two cats, who are 16 and 17 years old. Within the past few months, they have been using a certain area in my living room to do their business. I have tried vinegar and several commercial products with my steam cleaner and I can't get the smell out. I have also tried cleaning the spot...
  7. Home Decorating
    I've seen this on a lot of the decorating shows on HGTV. Has anyone tried them or heard anything about them? Here's a site with some examples: http://www.flor.com/
  8. Calculations and Alternatives
    Use 4 teaspoons Oxyclean, 2 teaspoons resolve (or similar) stain remover, and hot water. Works just as well as the expensive Bissel solution I used to buy. My machine needs 8 cups of hot water for this recipe so if your machine holds more or less solution it's pretty easy to adjust.
  9. Home Decorating
    I have a question. The carpet in my living room is just plain gross and needs replacing plus it is killing my allergies. Could I pull up the old carpet and keep just the subfloor until I can get carpet? Maybe paint it or put an area rug on it until I can put carpet down? I don't want to cause...
  10. Home Decorating
    hello this is stacy. i have a very old, very valuable antuque oriental carpet (plus a few other less valuable & less old ones) that is in need of both cleaning and some restoration work, can anyone recommend a reliable place to do it?(Los Angeles and surrounding areas) Thanks Stacy
  11. Appliances
    Would like to purchase a carpet scrubber for our home. We have a Great Pyreness dog and she tracks in dirt. I would like to buy one but not for $200, one cheaper. Anyone have any ideas or thoughts>?
  12. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    I ordered one of these a few weeks back, and have now had the chance to try it out on both hardwood, laminate, linoleum, and carpet. I have been reading here about the Swiffer (tried it and hated it) and about rug-cleaning systems. I have to say that this little H20 Mop is GREAT!! It is a...
  13. Home Environment
    Our bedroom carpets need cleaning. That is the only areas where we have carpet. The rest is hardwood. Just wondering how often everyone steam cleans their carpets. And do you do it yourself or hire a professional?
  14. Green Living
    I lugged out the old hoover today to do some back to school cleaning. I was wondering-other than the "green" products that are manufactured and sold in stores--has anyone used any HOME MADE "green" items for a carpet shampooer? I googled it and some say that a vinegar water mix works well...and...
  15. Home Environment
    Last night on a bit of an impulse we ripped the carpet out of the room we use as the playroom/office/guest room. It had to be at least 25 years old and our older dog has been going through a rough time recently with accidents...it was Disgusting!. My mom is coming for a visit this weekend and I...
  16. Question and Answer
    Yesterday Dh cleaned the carpet in the living room. I had a candle on a table and he didn't move it before he started working. It got knocked over and now there is candle wax on the carpet? Does anyone know how to get it out?
  17. Home Environment
    Well I desperatly need my carpets cleaned and have a coupon for SEARS. Has anyone used them? I want to get them professionally done before I buy a carpet cleaner. Any advice pro or con would be welcome. I would rent a cleaner but it has been a long while since they were cleaned. Thanks for...
  18. Freebies
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  19. Just Tips
    We only have carpet in our living room, dining room, and stairs. The carpet is old berber but holding up ok. I don't plan on replacing it for quite some time because with young children, it just seems silly. I'm going to make this carpet really last, so am looking for tips. I use area rugs in...
  20. Just Tips
    There are alot of stains on the carpet in the living room. I just used the last of my carpet cleaner. Is there a frugel and healthy way to get the stains out? Katy
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