After our wedding, my husband and I were excited to move into our nice new home, settle down, and start a family. Well we got more than we bargained for! That was just 5 years ago and we already have 2 little ones and another on the way! With my husband working full time, and me working full time from home while caring for two little ones and having a huge belly with another one in it, I was not sure why exactly I had agreed to have the family over to our place for Thanksgiving.
My mind immediately started making lists and lists of everything that would have to be done before the family arrived. This would be our first time hosting a large family gathering in our house. As I started scouring the house to make my list of everything that would need to be done, I realized in horror at just how ghastly our carpets and furniture were. Everything was so clean and white when we moved in! Well.. I suppose that was two toddlers and 5 years ago… but still. I had not realized just how many small stains and splatters had accumulated in that time. I was always so busy just trying to keep up with everything else!
It was the last weekend before Thanksgiving when I realized this. I knew I would not be able to get to the entire house in my pregnant condition, and I needed my husbands help with other larger projects before I would let him help with the carpets. The weekend flew by, and I was starting to panic. I was talking to a friend about my problem, and she suggested I should just hire a professional carpet cleaner. Ah, why had I not thought about that before? I was able to make a quick appointment for that Tuesday!
The company came out and was very courteous. They made a quick tour of the house upon arriving and I was sure to point out all the blaring problem areas and all the tiny ones, the ones that drove me mad. They immediately put extra cleaner on those spots to ensure the stains would be lifted. I was very happy to witness them being able to do rug cleaning, and upholstery cleaning! The upholstery cleaner worked even better than I imagined, and our couch looked like new! I took my two young boys out with me to go shopping, really trying to ensure they did not make any more messes while the carpet was drying.
Arriving back home, it felt like new! The whole house smelt wonderful, and looked even better! I let out a sigh of relief. The doorbell rang, and I let in my best friend Marlena, who loved cooking and had come to give me a hand in the kitchen. “Wow”, she commented as she looked around, barely recognizing the carpet. “I’m going to have to get my carpets cleaned!”, she smiled to me. The little one inside me gave a kick, and I let out a laugh. It was going to be lovely having the whole family over for Thanksgiving!