Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A post about slippers and carpet cleaning

Last night, I made homemade pizza.  We ate it in front of The Rescuers, which is the gold standard when it comes to movie night with kids.  Ella needed help getting the movie to the right place {we're still in the age of VHS}, so I came over.  What I didn't know was that she had placed her pizza on the floor while she worked on the movie.  I didn't even know I had stepped in it until after I'd walked all over the carpet in my brand new Christmas slippers.

I cleaned up the mess, put my dirty slippers in the laundry room, and we watched the movie and had a lovely evening.

This morning, I was enjoying the coziness of sitting by the fire, sipping my delicious coffee, while the snowy world around me went on.  The kids came in, and within 1.3 seconds, Nate had knocked my very full, very hot, very yummy coffee off the table and all over the rug. 

And my back-up slippers. 

I cleaned up the mess, moving couches so that I could get under the rug to make sure the coffee hadn't seeped through to the hardwood underneath.  And I put my slippers in the laundry room.  I sent the older kids outside to play in the snow so I could get the job done faster.  In a very short time, Ella came back in for booboo kissing.  Jack followed.  I have a rubber-backed mat sitting right by the door for easy snow suit clean-up, but while I was dealing with Ella's booboo Jack was stomping all over the room, trying his hardest to knock all of the snow and mud off of his snowsuit and onto the carpet like it was the coolest game ever.

I ask you.  Every kid.  Individually.  Within a day of each other.  My house smells like carpet cleaner.

The moral of this story?  I need a back-up for my back-up slippers.


  1. At least you got to enjoy the evening with your kids right, Beth? Getting the coffee stain off your carpet right away is the right thing to do since if it does seep into hardwood, could cause more trouble. If ever you have stain problems on your furniture or carpet and not have the time to clean it, getting professional cleaners is advisable.

    Eleanor Estrada

  2. At least those carpets are always well-maintained :) Better safe than sorry. And better have it all covered as immediately as you can. Instead of letting the mess spread and suffocating on carpet cleaner smells.

    A New CC

  3. One of the keys to maintaining the wellness of your carpet is to clean it right away when stained, and not wait for the marks to be absorbed deep into the carpet’s material. I guess it doesn’t matter if your house smells like a carpet cleaner for a while. One would prefer that over seeing those dirt and mess.

    Bennie Dixon @ Safeclean Wandsworth