One of those that played out today is how clean it is not to have kids, pets or just about anything else in the house.
Still, twice a year (for my birthday and Halloween), I hold a big BBQ/party and invite gobs of people to partake in food and gab. The guest list always includes kids, some young, some older. And the results of those twice-yearly affairs is always some new spot on my (once) creamy white carpets.
Finally, after years of procrastinating (and a new iced tea stain that was all me), I put in the call (well, internet, actually) to Stanley Steemer to come clean my five-year old carpets.
Yeah, yeah, I’m sure none of you can imagine five years of no carpet cleaning (on white carpets, no less). Well, I have this to say to you: Stanley was impressed.
The two gents charged with whitening my comfy carpets were amazed by how clean they were, even more when I told them they had never been cleaned (yes, yes, I do vacuum. Sheesh.)
Outside of some of those BBQ spots and a worn out area where I do my exercises in the workout room, the carpet was mostly still “white”.
Considering the age of some of those spots, I was not expecting much. My expectations were exceeded by a quantum level, though. Every spot and stain – gone. Even the darkened area where I exercised for five years – gone. Impressive!
With my Halloween party coming in just a couple of weeks, I am less nervous than ever about active little kids who don’t yet know to wipe their feet or distracted adults who aren’t watching their BBQ sauce.
Glad I called Stanley on the carpet!