Top 10 Tricks for Easy Carpet and Rug Cleaning – A Guest Post!

I’ve been telling my husband for several months that I’m going to replace the rug in our dining room.

While the majority of our home is tile and wood floors, I still have rugs scattered about, and the dining room rug has had more than it’s share of incidents.  (You all know that one place on the carpet, or that one rug that has just taken a beating in your own home…everyone has “that spot”!)

For some reason, when we first brought Taffy the white doggy home, every time she decided to act out, she did so on the rug in the dining room. I’ve cleaned it and cleaned it and cleaned it, but it’s still not quite the same. Plus, we eat in there, and we and our guests have not helped the rug to look any better! 

So when Sofia Lewis contacted me to see if I’d like to share her post on carpet cleaning (EASY carpet cleaning, at that!) I was ready to read it to see what I was missing! Checkout her top 10 tricks!

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1) A thorough inspection at the earlier steps of the carpet cleaning is that little, yet quick and easy step, where you should only consider where are the heavily worn areas, the most stained ones or these that require more care. From the play area to the adjacent areas to the dining table or the chairs – these are usually the spots which see the heaviest daily traffic.

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Home Matters Linky Party #7

Welcome to
Fall!

It is week #7 at the Home Matters linky party and also, the Fall season has officially begun!
We are so glad you have chosen to share your posts with us!

We always look forward to seeing your matters of the home links such as:
home décor tips and tricks, DIY, homesteading, homeschooling, child rearing, frugal living, sustainability, and organizational tips. Hopefully, we will see more Fall-related links as we enter the season!

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linky, WELCOME! Check out the rules
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1. Follow the hosts on at least one form of social media. You can tag that follow with #HomeMatters.
2. Link up to 3 posts per party. Please note that we (host & co-hosts) reserve the right to use any photo you have linked up to be featured at the next party, should it be chosen. All credits would be yours!
3. Please visit other links and share the love you seek.
Note: This is a family blog, so please be respectful when linking and commenting. Thanks!

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Kristen at The Road To Domestication
showed us how she decorated her
Fall Holiday Shelf.
The decorations change based upon what holiday is represented.
It is amazing what she does differently each holiday!

Zan at Flourishing At Home
shared how she plans her
Meals with a Sample Dinner Menu Plan.

Shirley at Intelligent Domestications
shared a recipe for her
Mocha Chocolate Cake with Malted Caramel Icing.
Just looking at it will make you want to have a big bite!

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Congrats to our features this week!

Check out this beautiful post on
Autumn Chalkboards from Lorelai at Life with Lorelai!
After seeing this, I am inspired to create one myself!

Alli at An Alli Event shared a simple recipe for cooking with kids,
Mini Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes.

Mother at Mother’s Home shared a creative way to make
Apple Marshmallow Pops!
Her post also received the most clicks of the week!

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Home Matters Link Party #6

I cannot believe we are already in week #6 of Home Matters Linky Party!

We have had some great link-ups and we are learning so much from the posts you share with us. Last week we had 49 link-ups; that is more than we ever had in this party. So keep them coming! We love to know and connect with you!

We always look forward to seeing your matters of the home links such as: home décor tips and tricks, DIY, homesteading, homeschooling, child rearing, frugal living, sustainability, and organizational tips.

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If this is your first time here at this linky, WELCOME! Check out the rules for this party before linking up.

1. Follow the hosts on at least one form of social media. You can tag that follow with #HomeMatters.
2. Link up to 3 posts per party. Please note that we (host & co-hosts) reserve the right to use any photo you have linked up to be featured at the next party, should it be chosen. All credits would be yours!
3. Please visit other links and share the love you seek.
Note: This is a family blog, so please be respectful when linking and commenting. Thanks!

Meet Your Hosts of the Home Matters Party.intelligentdomestications.com758

Kristen at The Road To Domestications:

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Zan(Flourishing At Home)

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Shirley at Intelligent Domestications:

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Check out what we have been up to!

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Kristen at The Road To Domestication shared a great post on Solutions to Treat the High-Traffic Areas of Your Carpet.

Zan at Flourishing At Home a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls.

Shirley at Intelligent Domestications shared on How to Stop Junk Mail and Unwanted Telemarketing Calls.

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Check out this beautiful 10 Tips on Decorating an Apartment by Veronica at The Naked Decorator!

Roopini at Let’s Make it Lovely shared a fantastic DIY project. You can read all about it here: Upcycled Fabric Basket.

And don’t miss out on these Healthy Turkey Meatballs Subs by

Robyn at Simply Fresh Dinners!

And new this week, here is the post that received the MOST CLICKS!

Top Five Apple Recipes from Alli at An Alli Event. A must see!

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Home Matters Link Party #5

It’s week 5 of Home Matters Linky Party!

We are having so much fun reading all your posts, learning about your creative work, and getting to know and connect with you!

Thanks to all those who linked up with us last week. We had 42 link ups this past week. Let’s keep on linking and sharing each other’s posts!

Congrats to those who have been featured this week! If this is your first time here, Welcome!

We look forward to seeing your matters of the home links such as: home décor tips and tricks, DIY, homesteading, homeschooling, child rearing, frugal living, sustainability, and organizational tips.

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Here are a few simple rules for this party:

1. Follow the hosts on at least one form of social media. You can tag that follow with #HomeMatters
2. Link up to 3 posts per party. Please note that we (host & co-hosts) reserve the right to use any photo you have linked up to be featured at the next party, should it be chosen. All credits would be yours!
3. Please visit other links and share the love you seek.
Note: This is a family blog, so please be respectful when linking and commenting. Thanks!

Meet Your Hosts of the Home Matters Party.intelligentdomestications.com758

Kristen at The Road To Domestications:

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Zan(Flourishing At Home)

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Shirley at Intelligent Domestications:

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Kristen at The Road To Domestication shared a great review of Cedar Lane Natural Foods which are Gluten Free.

Zan at Flourishing At Home and her family are just getting settled into their new home. She shared Moving Part 2: Issues to Overcome in the New Home Moving Part 2: Issues to Overcome in the New Home

Shirley at Intelligent Domestications shared an entry for a Dollar Store Fall Craft contest, Scarecrow Candy Corn Centerpiece.

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Roopini at Let’s Make it Lovely shared a fantastic DIY project. You can read all about it here: DIY Starburst Mirror.

Check out this beautiful Make Your Own iPad Cover DIY from Sahana at Vikalpah!

Get a load of these Anthropologie Inspired Confetti Glasses from Cassie at Kent Heartstrings.

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And new this week, here are the two posts that tied for MOST CLICKS!

Meal in a Pumpkin from Kallee at Creative Southern Home

and

15 Tips & Tricks Organize Your Home from Lorelai at Life with Lorelai

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Home Matters Link Party #4

It’s week 4 of Home Matters Linky Party!

We are having so much fun reading all your posts, learning about your creative work, and getting to know and connect with you!

Thanks to all those who linked up with us last week. We had 37 link ups this past week. Let’s keep on linking and sharing each other’s posts!

Congrats to those who have been featured this week! If this is your first time here, Welcome!

We look forward to seeing your matters of the home links such as: home décor tips and tricks, DIY, homesteading, homeschooling, child rearing, frugal living, sustainability, and organizational tips.

Home Matters Pink and Green.Time included. Wednesday Link Up Banner.intelligentdomestications.com

Here are a few simple rules for this party:

1. Follow the hosts on at least one form of social media. You can tag that follow with #HomeMatters
2. Link up to 3 posts per party. Please note that we (host & co-hosts) reserve the right to use any photo you have linked up to be featured at the next party, should it be chosen. All credits would be yours!
3. Please visit other links and share the love you seek.
Note: This is a family blog, so please be respectful when linking and commenting. Thanks!

Meet Your Hosts of the Home Matters Party.intelligentdomestications.com758

Kristen at The Road To Domestications:

Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram/YouTube/Hometalk/Houzz

Zan(Flourishing At Home)

Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google Plus//LinkedIn/Hometalk

Shirley at Intelligent Domestications:

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The Road to Domestication

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Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations shared some great tips for DIY Solar Lighting. You can read all about it here Cut the cord: Solar Lighting Part 2.

Check out these beautiful NFL Kick Off Party with Free Printables from Heather at DIY Daily Life!

Read about some Old Fashion Cleaning Tips from Tracy at Our Simple Life.

Here is a great one for toddlers and younger kids: Creating Nature Wands from Paris at My Big Fat Happy Life!

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