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The house continues to inch towards "clean."

Spray-on carpet cleaner is not, I repeat, not the bomb. It's a mediocre stop-gap solution when one doesn't have the time to rent a real carpet cleaner. Still, it does some good.

The amount of crap that went into recycling this weekend is not epic, but it's substantial.

Score at the moment
  • Bedroom is messy, but underwent a partial cleaning recently and is in a good state to be recovered
  • Bathroom is partially clean and should be clean soon
  • Studio is a disaster
  • Back hall is clean.
  • Living room isn't clean, but it is substantially de-crapped and very close to clean
  • Kitchen is a bit messy, but was recently clean and easily recoverable


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Feb. 2nd, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
Heh, we're kind of in the same boat. We cleaned like mad for Gaymas, and I'm still taking down Christmas decorations, so everything except the garage and the office are salvagable. Mom bought us a great new vacuum, and I swear I've emptied it 5 times so far - this place really needed it! :D

I've tried a couple different spot removers. I know Spot Shot works pretty well, but lately I've started using Nature's Miracles, which we got when we got the cats, but I'm discovering it works for a lot of spills. We do need to get a steam cleaner one of these days, though.
Feb. 2nd, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
I feel that I haven't offered sufficient kudos to you both for what has to be a monumental effort. I'm a packrat, too, and I know what it feels like to decide to actually clean ALL of it.


And no, Andrew, you may not purchase more stuff to fill in all of the empty spaces you've recovered ;)
Feb. 2nd, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats. Having done the same last month, 'taint easy. I found the best impetus was the 50+ morris dancers expected a couple of weeks ago.

Parkenson's Law: Work expands to fill the available time.
z's law: junk expands to fill the available space. (I'm still wrestling with the garage & storage unit.)
Feb. 3rd, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
I swear by Folex, both for spot removal and general carpet cleaning (you can dilute it and use it as the solution). I've only rarely had spots I couldn't remove with it, and I've had it pick up some pretty serious stains before.
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