5 Carpet Tips for Snowy Weather

It’s cold, and everyone is tracking in snow! With a husband that works out in the elements, dogs, and kids, everyone is making a path straight through my living room. Keeping the slush and mud out of the carpets has become a daunting task. Are you with me?
If you are trying to keep your carpet looking great here are some tips you can use to help keep the house looking nice, and make your family and guests feel comfortable.

  1. Put a mat outside the front door, and inside as well. This will help your guests to get the snow off their shoes before entering into the carpeted area of the house.
  2.  Set a shoe caddy or decorative box inside the entry area by the front door for an organized, and visually appealing space for shoes to dry.
  3. Have a pair of warm slippers ready for cold feet sitting by the door. Help your guests, and family to feel welcome and happy to take their shoes off
  4. Keep a towel near the door to dry your pet’s feet before they go into a carpeted area.
  5. Some pets are a little bit more reluctant to go outside when it is cold, and snowy. If your fur baby has an accident in the house, clean it up with a mixture of 50 % white vinegar and 50% water. This will leave your protective coating intact, provide some sanitizing, and if done immediately, should prevent permanent staining. Don’t use a store bought product. They can set stains, and sometimes bleach out the color of the carpet. If it says test in an inconspicuous area first, don’t use it.

7 Cleaning Tips to Save Time & Money

It may not be spring yet, but we have been getting a ton of sunny shine the last couple of weeks. I love it, but it does draw attention to things that could use a little cleaning. Here are some quick cleaning tips to help you get a jump on spring cleaning, and save a little time and money.

  1. Use a spray bottle of vinegar and water to clean your window. The mixture should be about 1 TBSP vinegar to 1 cup of water. Wipe the windows down with newspaper. If you do not purchase newspaper, use your weekly grocery store ads that come in the mail. You will get a streak free shine without the nasty ammonia smell.
  2. Add vinegar to your washing machine in place of fabric softener. It will deodorize the laundry, and it really works well as a fabric softener as well. You can also put a clean tennis ball in the dryer instead of using fabric softener.
  3. Add an aspirin to the wash to remove ring around the collar.
  4. When cleaning the house, start high. If you are dusting take care of the walls, ceiling fans, and overhead lights first. You can use a broom or dust mop for the walls. Remove blankets, and pillows from beds and put them straight into the laundry or on a nearby chair so you don’t have to bend over to pick them up. This will help to prevent back strain, and save you time.
  5. Laundry baskets don’t have to be restricted to laundry. Having a 5 year old, I am always picking up toys that are scattered around the house. I use my laundry baskets to collect all the toys at once for one trip back to her room.
  6. Prior to vacuuming, use a carpet rake or gamby brush to grab pet hair, knock loose dirt, and raise the nap of the carpet. This extra step will extend the life of your vacuum, and your carpet.
  7. To clean blinds, attach a damp cleaning clothes to both sides of a pair of tongs with a rubber band. Then just grab the blind and slide the tongs across the blind to clean the dust off of both sides at once.

Below: Gamby broom/carpet rake and tongs cleaning blinds.

 

Nominate A Family

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‘Tis The Season For Giving!

Pristine Carpet Cleaning has partnered with Jackson’s Downtown, Stacey James Salon & Institute, At Your Service Event Planning, Marketing, & Publicity, and Tyler Seielstad Photography to bring a special holiday surprise to a Denver family.  But we need your help!

Please nominate a family you think is most deserving of the following:

Carpet cleaning (3 rooms & a hallway), Holiday dinner with all the fixin’s!, a family portrait, haircuts & gifts for the whole family!

To be considered there must be extenuating circumstances such as being out of work, a family member with major medical issues, deployed spouse, struggling single parent, etc.

 All nominations must be submitted by December 15th, and must be residents of the North Denver Metro. (see our service area on www.pristinecarpetcleaning-co.com).

Submissions must include:

  • Your name, number & email (So you can help us connect with the family)
  • A explanation of why you are nominating the family.

Fill out the form below or send nominations TODAY to: community@pristinecarpetcleaning-co.com

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