I love the look of carpet in a room, but I don’t love how dirty it gets and how hard it can sometimes be to care for. Carpet adds warmth and comfort to virtually any room, but proper care is extremely important to ensure the lifespan and durability of this popular flooring style. Below are a few recommended cleaning tips to ensure your carpet looks beautiful for years to come:
There is nothing worse than having to drag around a big, hefty vacuum to clean carpets in a house. But having tried a few different vacuums over the years, I also know that lighter stick vacuums often don’t do more than sweep off surface dirt from a carpet. So if you’ve ever longed for a vacuum that has the light and portable design of a stick vacuum and the deep cleaning power of a full-sized vacuum, the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum is your dream come true!
This multi-functional upright is the ultimate floor-cleaning machine. It never loses suction and deep cleans as effectively as a top-of-the-line full size upright vacuum. But with the ability to use the vacuum as a handheld unit and the option of using it on both hard floors and carpet, it has enough versatility to make it an essential in any household.
Since I bought the century-old house that I was raised in, life has been one long renovation. And one of my absolute favourite updates has been replacing the broken kitchen tiles and grungy 35-year-old living room carpet with beautiful new laminate flooring and white tile. Cleaning the floors on the main level used to be one of the jobs I dreaded and now it’s a delight! The Swiffer WetJet is my cleaning tool of choice since it’s lightweight, quick and locks dirt away. But now, a new Swiffer product may just give my WetJet a run for its money!
The Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost is a handy steam mop that powers away dirt using only water to clean! For those that are sensitive about scents in cleaning products or react to chemicals, it’s the perfect solution for sparkling clean floors the natural way. Just fill it with water, attach a disposable steam pad, plug it in and get cleaning! I loved how simple the Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost was to use and the fact that it was still very lightweight and easy to maneuver. And to add a delicious scent to your home, I highly recommend adding a drop or two of your favourite essential oil to the water reservoir. It makes the house smell so clean and fresh!
Our house has a lot of carpet and I am not thrilled about that. The basement playroom is completely carpeted, the living room has the same carpet that was in the house when I was a child and the boys’ bedrooms were both carpeted when they were born. Having carpet on three different stories means that vacuuming is always a hassle and with a heavy vacuum is downright agonizing.
Recently, Eureka Canada offered to change all that by sending me the Eureka AirSpeed One upright vacuum to review. This sleek bagless vacuum weighs just nine pounds, but boasts powerful suction and superior cleaning power to ensure that carpets look their best. I was so excited to test it out on all the carpet in our house.