Condo Blues: How to Remove Furniture Marks from Carpet




Friday, June 1, 2012

How to Remove Furniture Marks from Carpet




I borrowed a steam carpet cleaner to clean the wet and explosive surprises Blitzkrieg left in his wake on an hourly basis when he had a bladder infection due to the chemotherapy.

Fortunately, Blitzkrieg is now back to his fine and fluffy self. My carpeting is another story. I spent an entire afternoon steam cleaning pet stains on the carpeting by the front door. I couldn’t move on to the rest of the living room or house like I normally do. We lived with the living room in the kitchen for several days. And then our bedroom in the computer room. And then the computer room in our bedroom. And then the guest/sewing room in our bedroom.

This is about the time I was considering maid service.  Or a box of matches. 



I took advantage of the situation to play with a new furniture space plan for the living room. Later I moved all of the furniture back to its original place because I had furniture leg indentations in the carpeting and I did not know how to fluff the carpet back up.

I might have added an easy jujz to my room if I found these Molly Cleaning Tip Institute Videos earlier. Oh well. I’m embedding it for you in case you are in the same carpet indent situation and for the next time I borrow a steam cleaner and clean the carpets.



 I did a little poking around Molly Maid and found a several cleaning tip videos that could make life easier. I pinned How to Remove Coffee Table Crop Signs and How to Remove Body Oil from Clothes to my Pinterest boards (follow me on Pinterest? Pretty please?) so I would remember them.

I did some more checking around Molly Maid and found they have a green cleaning option where they use nontoxic green cleaners. Huh. Who’d thunk it? I never expected there would be a conventional cleaning service that uses the type of cleaners I only allow in my home. I wonder if that extends to carpets…

 Molly Maid Take Care of You Giveaway! *Closed*

Molly Maid is sponsoring a giveaway on Condo Blues. You have a chance to win a Take Care of You! gift pack including a nail file, foot pumice scrub, microfiber cleaner, and $50 worth of other pampering goodness. Unfortunately, I did not get the details of what s exactly in the gift pack before my posting deadline. Normally I pass on something that doesn’t give me specifics. However, I do these giveaways as a thank you for visiting Condo Blues and with all of the love and support you’ve given me and Blitzkrieg lately I waived that so I could offer you the chance at a tangible thank you.

Giveaway Rules;

Win a “Take Care of You” gift pack from Molly Maid ($50 value)!

This sweepstakes will end June 7 at 11:59PM PT, so enter now! A winner will be selected randomly from the comments on June 8 and contacted via email, at which time the winner will have 48 hours to respond with shipping information before a new winner is selected. Please make sure you’ve provided an email address where you can be contacted! 

Enter up to five times by doing each of the following:


  • One Entry - Tweet about the Molly Maid sweepstakes (you can even use one of the handy-dandy Tweets below, if you like) and leave a comment here with either the Tweet or the URL to the Tweet. Please be sure to tag your Tweet with #MollyMaidTips. 
  • One Entry - Tweet out the URL to one of the Molly Cleaning Institute videos and leave a comment here with either the Tweet or the URL to the Tweet. Please be sure to tag your Tweet with #MollyMaidTips.
  • One Entry - Post about this sweepstakes on Facebook, and leave a comment here saying what you posted. Please tag the post with the #MollyMaidTips hashtag. One Entry - Write a blog post including at least one of the videos, and -- you guessed it -- leave a comment here with the URL to the blog post. 
  • One Entry - Just leave a comment on this blog post telling us about your favorite cleaning tips. They could potentially be included in a future video!

Sample Tweet: I just entered to win a gift pack from Molly Maid! You can too! http://ow.ly/bi65Y  #MollyMaidTips 

Sample Tweet: I just learned a new cleaning trick, courtesy of Molly Maid. Check it out for yourself! http://ow.ly/bi65Y #MollyMaidTips 

 Molly Maid Take Care of You Giveaway! Runs June 1 – June 7, 2012 12:00 Midnight EST. It is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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53 comments :

  1. Body oil from clothes? This is the bane of my laundry due to my husband!

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  2. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/209899364993343488
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  3. Tweeted a Molly Maid video
    https://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/209899857761140736

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  4. My favorite tip: I put dryer sheets in the bottom of my garbage cans between the can and the bag (2 or 3 sheets)..it helps absorb leaks, prevents leak stains and also makes the cans smell fresh.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  5. tip: I use rubbing alcohol to get rid of streaks on mirrors.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/210041372286259201

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. Molly Cleaning Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/210041757990273025

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. My favorite cleaning tip would be to use vinegar and water to clean mirrors and surfaces,
    Fill a spray bottle half way full with water. Then fill the rest of the spray bottle with vinegar. Shake well.

    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  9. I tweeted about it!
    https://twitter.com/OurThriftyIdeas/status/210118031035207680

    Vanessa Barker
    barkersfreestuff@gmail.com

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  10. My favorite cleaning tip is to use the old fabric softner sheets from the dryer, and throw them in the bottom of your garbage can (outside the bag). It helps keep it smelling fresh!

    Vanessa Barker
    barkersfreestuff@gmail.com

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  11. My favorite tip is also dryer sheets in the garbage can!!

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  12. My favorite cleaning tip is to get your son to do the vacuuming.

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  13. I tweeted your tweet.https://twitter.com/booniesooze/status/210121074497695744

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  14. https://twitter.com/saramomof2/status/210122263285075971
    Here's my tweet
    socialmediasara (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. My favorite cleaning tip is to let the Roomba do the vacuuming.

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  16. Hmmm, my favorite tip? Maybe just a good old magic eraser. They are like magic! :)

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  17. Tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/rookno17/status/210125588617367552

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  18. My favorite cleaning trick -- Using magic eraser foam to get sharpie pen off of walls and furniture. It's saved me more times that I'd like to admit.

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  19. My favorite cleaning tip: Don't have kids. Seriously, they're messy little buggers.

    If you find yourself with offspring, might I suggest buying bars of white Dove soap? That stuff is gentle on most fabrics but cleans every stain I've ever met.

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  20. I use borax as a laundry booster and to clean my tub.

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  21. Tweeted. I just learned a new cleaning trick, courtesy of Molly Maid. Check it out for yourself! http://ow.ly/bi65Y #MollyMaidTips
    I use ammonia fumes to clean my stove burners.

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  22. Tweet: https://twitter.com/Steph2Pigs/status/210159684206854144

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  23. I recently learned that a good soap scum cleaner is part Dawn dish washing liquid, part vinegar and part water. It works!
    Thanks for the giveaway, Lisa!

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  24. Not so sure it's a tip but I love using Swiffer dry pads when cleaning. They get up so much more dirt/dust than sweeping or regular dusting alone!

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  25. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/repurposedlife/status/210179563517513728

    thanks!
    gail

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  26. My favorite cleaning tip has to do with washing windows. Because of allergies and pollen I like to wash my window screens.
    prior to washing the windows, I raise every screen an inch or so, then shut all of the windows. I then go around the outside of the house with the garden hose (NOT pressure washer) and hose all around the outside of the windows.
    This clears all the spider webs and pollen and other allergens from the screens. By raising the screens, the water easily runs off, making it easier to clean the window sills.
    whoa... that was a lot of details. have I done it lately? nope not in the last 6 weeks. I'm due to do it again.
    thanks!
    gail

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  27. i have been using baking soda on my stainless steel sink. it works great!

    melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Magic Eraser gets out red sharpie on a white wall :)

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win. My tip is... I use a swiffer wet mop to clean my bathroom walls and ceiling. I don't need a step stool to reach anything.

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  30. I keep baking soda in a handy shaker near the sink, so I can scrub the sink without lots of chemicals. I think I got the shaker idea on Pinterest.

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  31. my cleaning tip is to schedule a day to do different chores and then stick to it.

    jbayer53 at aol dot com

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  32. I hate cleaning so I can't say that I have a favorite cleaning tip. I do have to say that I use vinegar wherever I can for a non-toxic clean.

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  33. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/macdrap50/status/210167145827540992

    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  34. Other Tweet
    https://twitter.com/macdrap50/status/210165790257856513

    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  35. Facebook post.
    https://www.facebook.com/maryann.drapkin/posts/475829685767129

    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  36. My favorite tip is easy.. and hard all at the same time. After doing a WEEK LONG cleaning of my house just doing a bit each day has kept it perfect.. amazing really for someone who used to be a crisis cleaner.. but just about 15minutes a day and it stay quite clean.. amazing..

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  37. I am so not a domestic diva - I use a cleaning service every two weeks - but I am fanatic about keeping our clothes perfect, so my tip is to keep a sewing kit handy in your laundry room so that you can make little fixes like reinforcing a button as soon as you see them. (If you wait, you might lose the button before you get it done.)

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  38. tweet
    https://twitter.com/jbmthill/status/210378541286694913

    like2sweep@gmail.com

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  39. I put old socks over my hands for wiping down our electronics.
    like2sweep@gmail.com

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  40. shared on facebook;

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=119017661570378&id=100002071943747

    like2sweep@gmail.com

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  41. tweet: https://twitter.com/mamasmoney/status/210393748817973249

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  42. tweet: https://twitter.com/mamasmoney/status/210394044256362496

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  43. My favorite cleaning tip is vinegar!!! Use vinegar - it's so versatile!

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  44. sorry, but I don't yet tweet and can't do facebook at work. I use baking soda for everything. It especially gets the coffee stains out of my old sink.

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  45. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/hofken/status/210882486509645824

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  46. My favorite cleaning tip is to save for maid service.

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  47. Shared on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.m.richardson/posts/301369296623675

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  48. Tweeted video
    https://twitter.com/hofken/status/210884759977594881

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

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  49. My favorite tip is after you are cutting garlic or onions, you rub your hands onto the chrome kitchen faucet. The odor disappears from your hands!

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