>Continuing our quest

>to decrease the house & today we tackled the carpets. All are pale shades of cream & heavily marked with ???? which has caused black marks. We bought a carpet cleaner last week & today was the day!

dirty carpet
Dirty carpet in the conservatory

The instructions to the carpet cleaner said to pretreat the stains but we saw so many that we didn’t know where to start apart from just doing the whole carpet.

cleaner carpet
Cleaner carpet in the conservatory

Much cleaner but still some black marks. We’ll do it again in a few weeks but this time the marks will be pre-treated so hopefully they’ll go soon. Mainly I’ve noticed the difference in smell, the carpets smell pleasant now rather than greasy.

I also cleaned the living room carpet but DH forgot to take an after pic so there’s no point in showing the before. Plus just to demonstrate part of what we’re trying to get rid of, a quick photo of a corner of the living room:

scribble on walls
pencil scribble

Plus the living room door:

Scribble on the doors
Scribble on the doors

Some knitting news tomorrow I promise as we had a day trip yesterday in honour of my birthday tomorrow