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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Stanley Steemer Review and $100 GC Giveaway

I love my house.  I love it's location, I love the view of Lake Michigan and I love how calm and serene it is here.  What I don't love are our carpets.  We rent this farmhouse and can't really do much about the carpet.  Having two dogs and two toddlers (and a husband who insists on wearing his shoes in the house) can be frustrating and damaging to carpet.

Recently I was approached about reviewing Stanley Steemer's carpet cleaning service.  I had expectations that this would be a good experience.  I never thought I would LOVE my carpet so much afterward.  My husband and I literally looked at each other at least five times throughout the night and said "wow, I can't believe how different this house feels now!"  My husband even said "I think that now that we have clean carpets and have rearranged a little bit that the feng sui is much more positive in here."  Who has a husband that says things like that?  Not this girl.

I called Stanley Steemer to set up our appointment early last week and the receptionist was friendly and helped me get the day that worked best for me.  I asked her to have the cleaners call me ahead of time to ensure I had time to get all of the living room/dining room furniture out of the house.  She assured me that they would.  She also asked what room(s) I wanted cleaned and I told her.  She gave me a quote based on the room, not the square footage.  This surprised me because my living/dining room combo is quite small.

Forward to Saturday, about 8:30am...we get a call that the cleaners will be here in about half an hour.  My husband and I FREAKED!!  We needed to finish up with breakfast and get the furniture OUT!  When the two Stanley Steemer workers got here they asked if they could help move the furniture out but we were on our last item.  One of them said "this is part of what we do."  That upset me since the secretary didn't mention that at all when we set up our appointment even after my comment.

It took the two men about an hour to set up and clean our carpets.  It was already about 80 degrees outside and I was excited that the carpets would dry quickly (which they did!)  I am astonished with the results of the carpet cleaning.  See side-by-side pictures below to see for yourself how amazing Stanley Steemer is!



Are you ready for some cuteness overload?
Mr. Dexter taking a break from his iPad to watch the crew:

Oliver, Oliver.  All of 18 months and WAY too cute for his own good.  He deserves a post of his own! 

Wanna win a $100 Stanley Steemer Gift Certificate for your own Spring Cleaning needs? Fill out the Rafflecopter form below!





15 comments:

Kari said...

We have four kids and we used to have a big dog...our carpets get lots of traffic and need a good cleaning.

Gina M Maddox said...

We have a toddler and two messy dogs, so this would be great for carpet cleaning in our home! Thanks for the chance to win!
gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Brenda said...

We have 3 kids so our carpet has a lot of foot traffic. Also, all 3 kids have allergies so with Spring in full swing, they could use a pollen free carpet.

Carly H. said...

I'm buying a new house this summer and could definitely use the help while moving in/out.

Michelle Hudak said...

My daughter's carpet is only 2 years old but it's really horrible and smells..I'm afraid to try to clean it myself.

Sarah Rainwater said...

I have a baby who will be crawling soon and I want a clean floor for him.

moushka said...

We have mint colored carpet and the stains and dirt is horrible! We are in desperate need of a carpet cleaning!

andalene said...

There have been stans in the rug since the kids were little that need attention to them. This would be great. abrennan09@hotmail.com

katychick said...

my carpets are horrible and my son has asthma- he is allergic to house dust and we have a new baby coming soon
tcogbill at live dot com

Dana V said...

my 5 month old is on th emove now and it would be awesome to have really clean carpets!!!
danav27 at gmail dot com

jakiesmom said...

i have a kitty whose getting old hair balls, you name it on the carpet
nannypanpan@gmail.com

Anash said...

i need it because my carpets are way dirty from years and years of trudging along! Thanks for a super giveaway!
My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Crista said...

Sounds awesome Maggie! I would love to win!

Butterfly Baby Place said...

We need our carpets to be cleaned desperately. For some reason, I chose an off-white carpet when we built our house. We've been here almost 5 years and it's needed a good cleaning for about 4 of those 5 years!! Would love to win this!

Tylerpants said...

With two messy toddlers, our carpets need a good, deep cleaning! tylerpants(at)gmail.com