I'm OCD, y'all. There's no getting around it and I have learned over the years to simply embrace it. My husband understands and loves me through it all.
Sometimes, I cannot control it.
When I bought my home in 2006, it came with brand new light beige carpet. In 2008, I married a boat mechanic and my carpet would never be the same.
I have been on my hands and knees scrubbing that dang carpet for years now. At some point, I realized (again) that I married a boat mechanic who also loves working on his Jeep and is just generally messy. Oh, and I have a four year old little boy who just so happens to be his daddy's mini-me.
Saturdays.... I'll clean. Twenty minutes later, those same two boys will come running through the house bringing mud, oil, and whatever with them. My husband can't seem to walk and carry a cup of coffee without spilling it either...
Over time, my carpet has taken a huge hit.
My biggest fear is listing our home on the market, someone falls in love with it, and then promptly asks for a carpet allowance and potentially kills any equity we may have had.
This Saturday I was desperate. I have cleaned the carpets over and over. Some spots just would not come out. I tried spot removers and little tricks along the way. It just wasn't looking any better....
I saw an idea of Pinterest. Someone actually used Windex, of all things, and promised it would work.
My husband looked at me like I had lost my ever lovin' mind when I sat on the floor with a bottle of Windex and some rags. But he didn't laugh for long....
Under his recliner were several ugly spots.
And all it took was some off-brand Windex, a rag, and some scrubbing.
Once I saw that it would work, I may have gotten a tad bit carried away.....
I went to the hall closet.
It had a rust looking stain and something caked into the carpet. I had tried all kinds of stuff on it before, but nothing helped.
Until I tried Windex!
I let the areas dry and vacuumed them.
I have never been happier with my carpet! After I hit all the stains, I plan to go back and use my big carpet cleaner on the whole thing to freshen things up.
I tested a small area of my carpet before I went crazy with it. I suggest you do the same. I'd think blue cleaner may not work out well with white colored carpets....