As soon as one of the kids or pets makes a mess, I am whipping out the carpet cleaner, instead of just spot washing the area. Hey, I may as well make sure it's out all the way, right? I mean, who cares if this happens a countless number of times daily? I have the power of a steam cleaner to get out those boo-boos.
But it doesn't stop there. Each time I vacuum (which I am also obsessed with, by the way) throughout the day, I must also follow that up with a quick steam clean as well. I mean, c'mon I have to get whatever the vacuum couldn't with the steam cleaner, right? But of course, by the time it dries, someone else has spilled something else and I am at it again. See a pattern here?
Not only am I doing the above more than once daily, but on the weekend, I feel I must go back over it all with a more thorough deep clean that takes me a few hours. I have kids with asthma and allergies, so there must be no dust and since I have the correct tools – a good carpet steam cleaner and a good vacuum – I have no excuse not to, right? Right?
So am I too obsessed with my carpet cleaner or is this normal for all parents and pet parents who own one?