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CARPET CARE TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH PETS

We love our carpets and we love our pets, but sometimes they can be hard on each other. Carpets are best when they look and smell clean, but pets have a way of leaving spots, stains, and lots of hair all over the carpet’s surface. Thankfully, you don’t have to get rid of your carpets or your pets in order to have clean, beautiful floors. Here are some essential carpet care tips for those who want the best of both worlds — pets AND spotless carpeting. 1. BATHE YOUR PET OFTEN While you may find the occasional viral video of some fluffy pet enjoying every moment of their bath time, most pets are not nearly so docile when it comes to a good scrubbing. However, regularly bathing your cat or dog can do a lot for your home and carpets. Our…
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THE SUPER SIMPLE SECRETS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT KEEPING FLOORS SPOTLESS

Having clean floors is a necessary part of keeping your Seattle home healthy, welcoming, and pleasant. But cleaning hardwood, laminate, and vinyl floors can get tiresome. These days, who has the time? Thankfully, there a number of easy tricks that make cleaning and maintaining your floors a breeze. 1. TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES A shocking amount of dirt and grime is tracked in on our shoes. You might think it’s not there because you can’t see it, but we promise you — it’s there. This small amount of residue can make your floors look dull and dirty very quickly. Removing your shoes at the entrance of your home, or having a bristled rug for you to wipe your shoes on can help keep your floors looking clean and shiny for longer periods of time. 2. CLEAN LIGHT, CLEAN OFTEN One…
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TIPS TO KEEP YOUR AREA RUGS LOOKING CLEAN AND BRIGHT

Area rugs can do a lot to benefit and enhance your home. Not only do they serve as a beautiful addition to any room, but they also add special warmth and color to accentuate your style. After years of use and wear, however, area rugs can start to look a little tired. Their colors can fade and the fibers flatten, transforming a once beautiful rug to a dingy mess. To keep this from happening, there are several important area rug maintenance tips that homeowners should know about in order to keep their rugs looking bright and fresh. 1. VACUUM The easiest way to ensure that your rugs retain their color and beauty is to vacuum them daily. Rugs collect a thin layer of dirt, dust, and grime on their surfaces. When stepped on, these tiny particles act like sandpaper on…
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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR HARDWOOD FLOORS IN 7 EASY STEPS

Cleaning our hardwood floors is a task most Bellevue homeowners do not eagerly anticipate. But hardwoods floors are a major investment, so proper cleaning and maintenance is important in order to keep them in top condition. Aside from regular maintenance however, hardwood floors need a thorough cleaning every couple of months in order to keep dust, dirt, and grime from scratching their surfaces. Here are 7 simple steps to deep cleaning and maintaining your hardwood floors. 1. Move Furniture To properly clean the entire surface, all furniture should moved to a different part of the house. Placing furniture pads underneath the heavier pieces of furniture will both protect your hardwood from scratching during the process and make it easier to move your belongings to make way for your cleaning project. 2. Sweep Make a quick pass over the room with…
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HOMEMAKING EXPERT FROM THE DIY NETWORK SHARES GUIDE ON REPAIRING YOUR OWN CARPETS

Did you know that you can spend less than $50 and only an hour of time to repair your carpet all by yourself? I didn’t, but TV host and do-it-yourself homemaker Amy Matthews says you can in this quick article! She walks through 9 simple steps that make your carpet look great once again.   Reading her article, I was surprised at how little you need to do this project from start to finish. Using only 4 simple materials and 4 household tools, you can fix your own carpets. How so? The procedure in nutshell involves putting an upside-down can or jar over the damaged spot, cutting around the jar to remove the bad carpet, and replacing it with a new piece of carpeting - all using simple tools and a fraction of your morning or afternoon.   Three tips…
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