Despite being yet to show you some pictures of our new home we have been in for nearly 3 months! I can't believe how quickly it has flown by in a whirlwind of Christmas, Ted's birthday and those dreadful Winter germs.
When we moved from the old house though there was a hell of a lot of work to do to leave the house in a reasonable condition to hand the keys back. Those of you that follow the blog may know the sort of issues we faced with the old house and the carpets were a big part of the reason we decided to move. This post explains my hatred for the carpets!
Although they were really old and awful I wanted to try and make them look a bit better so that we didn't lose our deposit and was lucky enough to have the chance to review a Rug Doctor for the move.
I have used Rug Doctor in the past and they can easily be picked up from your local supermarket. Normally they are by the entrance in Tesco or Morrisons stores but there is a list on the website of stores that have them. They are £22.99 for 24 hours and trust me they are a lot cheaper than getting a professional cleaner in and super easy to use.
First thing I suggest is to make sure you have a kettle or the hot water switched on in the property before you start the cleaning process. We had moved the kettle over to the new house and turned off the hot water so resorted to boiling the water in a saucepan on the hob in order to warm it as instructed before putting in the machine!
The Rug Doctor itself is really straightforward to use and although you do need to buy the products to use with it they have a huge range so that you can choose the right one for the job at hand. I am not going to go into details of how to use the appliance as the instructions are clear and on the machine itself. Full video on how to use it here.
I found it simple to follow and not as heavy as I thought it would be. The hardest bit was plucking up the courage to turn it on for fear that I had connected the tubes up wrong and would spray the whole room with hot water and cleaning solution but I was brave and it worked!
I am not going to lie, my before and after pictures here are pretty much the same but this is because the carpets in that particular room were in such a dire state that they needed replacing completely. The carpets across the house were however dirt free even if there are stains and we got our deposit back!
Overall I would use the rug doctor again and am pleased to say we have gorgeous carpets in the new house that I am very protective over!