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So frustrated

July 24th, 2006 at 04:04 pm

I just can't get my carpet clean. In fact, I think I'm making it worse. I'm dealing with old cat urine stains. I used up a big bottle of GetSerious and was making some progress, but not there yet. Then I looked for help on the internet and found someone raving about how well white vinegar and water worked. Well, I doused the areas with vinegar and water and the stains have deepened considerably and the smell is rank -- even after a few days. I'm so frustrated. The carpeting is fairly new and quite expensive. I can't replace it, unless I replace patches, which will look bad. I could just cry. Last night I couldn't sleep I was so upset. Does anybody know ANYTHING that will work? Because vinegar sure doesn't.

In happier news, I head out on my vacation tomorrow -- yes, I'm truly Carolina Bound now -- but not permanently yet. I will have access to a computer, so I'll keep checking in.

Today I spent $15.90 for lunch with a friend (I treated). She left the tip. She's been so kind and struggles so with her finances, I just felt compelled to pick up the tab.

My son signed a lease today for a cheaper apartment, which he will share with two roommates. He has also quit smoking. He's on a roll!

3 Responses to “So frustrated”

  1. campfrugal Says:

    Maybe you should have a carpet cleaning service come in and clean it. Or, you could rent a carpet cleaner from the grocery store and do it yourself. They have pretty good cleaners. That way it will soak up as much excess water as possible and the drying time will be quicker. Just a suggestion.

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    Thanks. I forgot to say, I did have it professionally cleaned and spot-treated, but it didn't really help. But I'm not sure it was a very good service; I might try another. Sigh.

  3. ima saver Says:

    I have had my capet cleaned several times and it was worse each time after a few weeks. My husband bought a carpet steamer. He mixes pure bleach half and half with hot water. My carpets are now pure white. He does it about twice a year and they look great for 10 years old.

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