Clean And Declutter For The New Year!

After the holiday parties are over and the decorations are put away, your home may need a little cleaning and decluttering. We’re here to help you start the new year off right with a clean home, so we’ve put together a list of things you should tackle for the New Year. 

  1. Declutter your most used space– To kick off your year clutter-free, pick the most used area of your home to tackle first. If there’s items lying around that are rarely used, put them away or consider donating items that haven’t been used in over a year.
  2. Give every new item a home– You may have received a few christmas gifts that are still sitting on the counter through the New Year. This creates unnecessary clutter. As soon as you bring a new item into your home, put it away in a proper and permanent place.
  3. Deep clean your fridge– After the holidays, you may have a fridge full of leftovers. Toss them after a couple days, wipe down shelves and clean the outside of your fridge, including the handle. 
  4. Clean your carpet– Carpet can trap and hold dust, dirt, dander, allergens and bacteria so it’s very important to have your carpets cleaned at the start of each year, if possible. You’ll want to have a professional perform this service if it’s been a year or longer since your carpets have been cleaned. 
  5. Spend 5 minutes tidying up every night– Before you get ready for bed, set a timer and see what you can accomplish in 5 minutes. Do the important things, like taking out trash, wiping down counters and putting things away in their proper place.

We hope you’ll consider adding these home cleaning and decluttering suggestions to your to-do list this New Year, so you can start off the New Year fresh and clean! Happy New Year!

Why You Should Have Your Carpets Cleaned Before The Holidays!

Are you hosting guests at your home this holiday season? If your answer is yes, you could probably benefit from a professional carpet cleaning in your home. As the host, you’ll want to make sure your guests have a pleasant time in your home and carpet cleaning can play a big part in that. Here are a few reasons why you should have your carpets cleaned before the holidays.

Make your guests feel welcome in your home!

Removing stains, spots and build up of traffic patterns in your carpet will not only make you feel more comfortable in your own home, but your guests will feel more welcome also.

Make your house smell fresh!

Removing odors such as pet urine will make your home smell fresher and cleaner. The only thing you should be smelling this time of year is the Christmas tree and the holiday cookies baking.

Make your home sanitary!

If you have a big family, there may not be enough seating for everyone to sit around the Christmas tree. Kids naturally like to sit on the floor to play with their toys and will most likely sit on the floor to open their Christmas presents. Keep this area clean and free of bacteria.

Cut down on allergens!

If you have any guests over that are sensitive to allergens or have allergies related to your pets, carpet cleaning will greatly reduce that risk, especially for elderly and newborn members of the family.

Carpet Cleaners can remove stains, pet odors, bacteria and deep set pollen and dust which often trigger allergy attacks. If you think you could benefit from a carpet cleaning this holiday season, call your local specialists at Indy Carpet Cleaning! We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

5 Tips to Prevent Your Carpet From Fading

Carpet fading is a change in color over an extended period of time. Fading actually starts the second you place your rug or carpet in any natural light, even if you haven’t noticed it yet. If you would like to keep your carpet or rug in excellent condition, the best time to take action is immediately! Here are some helpful tips to prevent your carpets from fading. 

  1. Move Rugs Out Of Direct Sunlight: Even if the sun could potentially reach your carpet, your best bet is to move it to the central point in a room, opposed to next to the windows.
  2.  Install UV-Blocking Window Films: Window films that block the sun’s harmful UV rays will go a long way to prevent fading. 
  3. Use Solar Shades: Solar shades work in much the same way as window film, except they’re actual window shades that you can open and close. 
  4. Keep Your Drapes Pulled During the Day: If you don’t mind a dark and cozy room during the day, invest in attractive drapes with light-blocking liners. Keeping these pulled throughout the brightest hours of the day will help extend the life of floors, carpets, rugs, and upholstery. 
  5. Use Carpet & Rug Protectors: Many retail stores sell fluorocarbon protectors that need to be applied periodically. Just make sure you purchase the correct product that is safe for carpet or rug material.

As you can see, there are plenty of different ways to help avoid sun fading on rugs and carpeting. Take a look at your room, identify the most effective option for your situation, and then implement it. Just a small amount of effort here and there can have major results. If in doubt, ask for advice from a professional carpet cleaning company.