Learning to Clean Like The Pro's

A few years ago, I realized that I didn't really know how to keep my house clean. There were always dishes sitting in the sink, and I couldn't keep up with laundry if my life depended on it. However, a friend of mine suggested working with a professional maid, and so I took her advice. As she worked, I watched her methods, and I learned a lot. This blog is dedicated to my cleaning studies. Here, you will find information on how to clean your house more effectively, so that you can stop wasting time on certain jobs. My plan is that this website could help you to live better than ever. Thanks for reading!

How To Keep Light Colored Carpet Looking Good


If you have light colored carpet, then you want to take extra steps to ensure it stays clean and looking good. This can be a hard job considering light carpet will show a lot more dirt than darker carpet and stains will stand out. The advice in this article will help you to keep your light carpet looking great for a longer period of time.

Wear socks or slippers around the house

Shoes can track in a good deal of dirt and even oil, leaving stains on your carpet that can be hard for you to get out. For this reason, some people like to take their shoes off and walk around barefoot on their carpeting. However, walking around barefoot can actually be worse for the carpet. The oils on the bottom of your feet will get on the carpet and cause dirt to stick to the carpet easier. Wearing socks or house slippers will work best when it comes to keeping your light carpet looking good.

Have your carpet professionally cleaned

When your carpet starts to look like it needs a cleaning, you should opt to have it cleaned by a professional rather than cleaning it yourself. A carpet cleaning professional will use specialized products to remove the dirt without leaving residue that can attract more dirt and dust in the future. They can also use professional strength stain lifters that are the best choice for the types of stains they are trying to remove.

Fabric protect the carpet

After you have your carpet cleaned, it may be a good idea to have a fabric protector sprayed on it. You can think of this protection much like the protective layer on a Teflon pan. It will protect the carpet from attracting dirt and prevent dirt from sticking to the carpet. It should be pointed out that the most important areas to have this protection put on them are the high traffic areas.

Treat stains promptly

If you spill something on your carpet, you want to get it out immediately, before it has a chance to settle into the fibers. Start by blotting the substance out as much as you can. Then, use a cleaner such as clear dish soap or a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to clean the stain.

Vacuum often

If you don't vacuum the carpet regularly, it can start flattening down. This will cause it to look older, and once it is flat for a while, it can be hard to get it looking fluffy again.

By following the advice detailed above, you can keep your light colored carpet looking better longer.


29 October 2015