My daughter recently moved out and took her bed with her. While she was away at college, I would sleep downstairs in her room in the summer because it cooler. So with her moving out and taking bed, this was the perfect opportunity to have the carpets professionally cleaned.
I bought a new bed for downstairs. It will be delivered this coming Saturday. I made an appointment to get the carpets cleaned today. Thus I spent the weekend cleaning and moving stuff.
Because I don’t have room to completely empty out all rooms, I decided to have two separate cleanings. Today was the downstairs bedroom, half the family room, and half the living room. And the stairs. I stacked stuff in the other half of the room. Here’s Sunni enjoying the box springs stacked in the family room.
Of course, there had to be a little snafu. I have a marvelous Oreck Magnesium vacuum cleaner. Having a thoroughly vacuumed carpet is a prerequisite for the cleaning. So you can imagine my dismay when I plugged it in and it did not fire up.
I tried everything including replacing the battery. I even tried what I thought was the reset procedure. Didn’t work. Because the cleaner was coming by 10:00 this morning, I had to somehow vacuum last night. I used a little canister vacuum cleaner, but it was not really made for sucking up cat hair in large areas. Freaking vacuuming took me hours and didn’t get to bed until 2:00 a.m. Here’s a picture of some of the hair that clogged the little cannister while vacuuming my daughter’s room. Gross!
I got up early this morning and called the vacuum manufacturer and they had me try the reset. I was originally doing it wrong. I was so excited when it worked. The vacuum motor startled me and I exclaimed, “Oh s**t, it works!” The customer support person just laughed.
I immediately gave a big sucky vacuum to the areas to be cleaned today. Woot woot!
Here are a few before/after pictures. Notice the little cat paw prints in the after pictures. The carpet was still a bit damp when the kitties were investigating.
Daughter’s room: Before/After.
Family Room: Before/After
Living Room : Before/After
Now all I have to do is settle everything back down and enjoy the half-cleaned areas. And then prepare for round 2 of carpet cleaning next month.