Before you run away from hearing about cleaning (UGH) You have to hear how much I love this little carpet cleaner! Usually I pay a carpet cleaning service $200+ around Christmas and then again after the rainy season but this little guy has saved me close to $500. this year alone.
It all started when our "visiting dog" came to visit. She's getting on in years and couldn't contain herself so I ended up with quite a mess in the living room. My neighbor Anna came to my rescue (not for the first time, I might add) and she brought over her little carpet cleaner just like this one - she has 2 dogs so she knows. Anyway, the little carpet cleaner did its job and I have been using it ever since. It cost me about $100. but has saved me about 6 times that much in professional cleaning. It's especially great to use on the stairs.
So here you see my stairs (17 steps..phew) BEFORE:
Now I'm ready for company...and I have $200. to spend on other things.