Preparing for Holiday Houseguests

Holiday Guest Preparation (2)

Thank you to BISSELL for sponsoring today’s post, Cleaning and Preparing for Holiday Guests.

The holidays are approaching quickly! That means I have seven of my family members flying in to stay with us SOON! I admit; I have been prepping for a while. With decorating, cleaning, grocery shopping and preparing, it never seems to end.  I decorated the house more than I usually do as well.

Holiday Guest Preparation (1)

Since there will be ten of us staying at our house, I wanted to make sure everything was SUPER clean. I changed all the sheets, cleaned all the floors, and scrubbed our three bathrooms and toilets. You get the picture. My MAIN concern however was my daughter’s carpet in her bedroom because two of her cousins will have to sleep on the floor. I thoroughly vacuumed and swept, and cleaned the hardwood. There were some stains on the carpet, so I thought I would do a deep clean with my BISSELL Upright Deep Cleaning Machine and use the Scotchgard Protector Carpet Cleaning Solution for the first time.

Preparing for Holiday Houseguests

I started by vacuuming and getting the loose dirt and debris. Then, I used a pretreatment formula on some of the stains as well.

Cleaning and Preparing for Holiday Guests

Since it was my first time using the machine, I followed the quick step guide as I went along. I am no stranger to carpet steam cleaners, and I had to mention that the tank for this cleaner is the perfect size. It fits beautifully under our small bathroom sink. I’ve had issue before with other steam cleaners where you had to inconveniently and awkwardly fill the tank in the tub.

A Season for Scotchgard Protector (1)

Holy moly! I thought I was clean but this was ridiculous!

Apparently I need to a) learn how to vacuum better, or b) buy a new vacuum, because not only did the BISSELL Upright Deep Cleaning Machine and Scotchgard Protector Carpet Cleaning Solution clean my carpet brilliantly, but I picked up so much loose dirt and dog hair. I would show you a picture but it is too embarrassing!!! The machine was easy to clean after I used it as well.

Here are a couple after photos.

A Season for Scotchgard Protector (2)

A Season for Scotchgard Protector (3)

It looks brand new! I also did the large area rug in our Master bedroom as well.

A Season for Scotchgard Protector (4)

I highly recommend trying it out. I feel so much better about the kids playing and sleeping on this carpet now!

More About the BISSELL Deep Cleaning Formulas with Scotchgard Protector

I tried and recommend:

BISSELL ProHeat 2X® Premier 47A23 Upright Deep Cleaner

BISSELL Scotchgard ™ Protector solutions

Scotchgard Protector works by placing a barrier on the surface of fibers to protect against future stains.  Even if your carpets weren’t treated from the start, you can help build in some protection using BISSELL deep cleaning formulas with Scotchgard Protector.

BISSELL upright carpet cleaning formulas that include Scotchgard Protector have the substance formulated in, so as you clean your carpet you can also protect it from becoming stained in the future. This stain-protecting substance pushes liquids away from the base of carpet fibers. This means that when you have a spill, the liquid will stay at the surface longer so you have time to clean it up before the carpet is seriously damaged.

Here’s a coupon code to receive a discount off Scotchgard Protector formulas (expires 7/31/15).


Thank you to BISSELL for sponsoring today’s post!

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