Another day in the life of “Adventures of a Move” and staying sane. Today, the hubby and oldest son (SoccerBoy) went to the house to wait for the carpet cleaners and break down some old boxes. The end result, cleaners said they couldn’t get all the stains out.
Any ideas? These were juice stains, ie red/pink/orange. We are considering trying it ourselves and renting a shop vac from Hy-vee.
So here’s how it has been:
- 1st day: Movers packed it all and then loaded it into a giant van and a small van.
- 2nd day: Went back to the house to clean it, ie sweep, vacuum, etc.
- 3rd day: Steam cleaners
What did I learn? Always starch and stain-proof those carpets, it’ll save ya at the end. Decide if you will just replace the carpet, steam clean it yourself or hire someone to clean it. One way to do this is determine how much you want to spend.
Journal part: I took the two youngest and oldest (Little A, BabyGirl & SoccerBoy) outside today, there is a small grassy field beside the hotel and they played tag and just ran some. They played with hot wheels in the grass, played with Littlest Pet shop and finally a game of tag and duck duck goose. It was really hot though so all of this was very short lived.
Tip: Make sure all kids have something to play with during the times they are at a hotel. Hotels can be very boring otherwise.
Got any tips?