I’m not shy about admitting that I’m not the best housekeeper.  Stay-at-home-MOM, not stay-at-home-MAID, I always say.  Several months ago, I read on a friend’s blog that CHAOS stands for “Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome.”  Isn’t that the truth.  But thanks to my Dyson for the heavy duty work and my Roomba for the lighter day-to-day stuff, I manage to keep the floors semi-clean. 

With a Dyson and a Roomba, you’re probably laughing and saying that my floors should be spotless, but c’mon, I’m not supermom.  With two kids and two dogs constantly running about the house, it’s a daunting task of maintaining it all.  Two kids that like to carry their food around when I’m not paying attention.  AND two dogs that like to carry their food around even when I am paying attention.  I never knew that dogs were social eaters, but our dogs are.  They pick up a mouthful of food out of their dish, carry it into my sitting room, drop it on the floor and eat it piece by piece.  Shrug.  Of course, can’t forget the indoor-outdoor thing with the dogs and the dirt they manage to track in.

But with 16 feet hitting the floor every day and a hodge podge of others when we have family, play dates or other guests, the floors are bound to end up with stains.  I have a few favorite products that I’ve used regularly and rely on for even the toughest stains.

When we were getting ready to move back to Iowa from Los Angeles, we would move furniture around in anticipation of showing the house and find a pet or child stain to clean up.  (Insert super hero background theme song.)  Spot Shot to the rescue!   I went through countless cans of Spot Shot and seldom met a stain it couldn’t clean.

I recently had the opportunity to test out WD-40’s Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain and Odor Eliminator (trigger bottle) thanks to a blog tour through Mom Central.  I tried it out on a few simple stains that I have just been too lazy to work on lately.  Of course, they came up in a snap.  I also tried it on a long-term stain from where one of the dogs threw up their red-dye food.  Although it didn’t come up completely, it did appear to get a little better.  And that’s a really big deal since I used a few other products on it previously!

I’ve been fond of Spot Shot for several years, but this is my first time trying the trigger bottles.  Works just as well but also has labeled as green.  What’s not to love about a product that’s non-toxic and safe for kids, pets and the environment.

1 thought on “16 Feet and Counting

  1. Hey, Nik, the Dog Whisperer would have a few things to say about your silly dogs eating habits! (-: I love that show… it is so addictive. Colin has started to get annoyed though because he says I am trying to whisperer him.


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