Feb 2, 2010

Steam anyone?

This is what our kitchen looks like today.

(Yes, that is a footstool on top of a table)

What? You mean, you don't periodically shove your table and some of your living room furniture in your kitchen?

One of the services our apartment complex offers when you renew a lease is steam cleaning the carpets in your apartment. We have an appointment for today. Understandably, the cleaners are not allowed to move anything, so they only clean the carpet that's exposed (i.e. not under furniture, etc). We just want to make sure they can clean as much as possible, so our kitchen is full, our bathroom is packed, and there is nothing but big heavy furniture on the floor of our bedroom.

Is it weird that I'm really excited to see our carpets after they've been steamed? (Is that the right term?) The mister and I keep a pretty clean apartment - a little clutter now and then, but we vacuum often. However. We have lived in this apartment for two and a half years and eventually things take a toll on the floor. I can't wait to see what our floors look like when I get home tonight!

I think that's how I can tell I'm getting older. Going out at 10 PM for drinks? No thanks. Quick trip to Ikea? I'm there.

Please tell me I'm not alone. Any one else overly excited about cleaning, furniture, or even decorating? (Hellooooo shelf!)

Yes, I realize I just wrote a whole post about getting our carpets cleaned. Back to your regularly non-cleaning obsessed posts tomorrow. (And yes, you may pity me for my small kitchen).


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I would also be excited about that - esp since it's free. It's nice that your apt offers that. They usually do nothing for people who re-sign their lease! I only have carpet in my bedroom but would love to have it steam cleaned. I just don't see it happening since I have no idea where the heck I'd put my bed!!!

Jess said...

It's not weird at all to be excited over clean carpets. It's like new car smell. Can't help but be all tickled by it.

Lucy The Valiant said...

I know what you mean... I have a whole happy dance just for Ikea trips! I would be excited to have my carpets cleaned for free too, man. You get to come home today and everything will be all clean and fresh!

Love the footstool, by the way.

Angela said...

I only wish my apartment offered that! The last one I lived in charged us for cleaning our carpets and even the blinds after we left. I was not a happy camper.

Brooke said...

Haha! I completely understand what you mean. When did we start getting so old? Project Runway just started up again at 10 pm and I thought "10 pm, that's late! I'll most likely be asleep before someone is eliminated!" :)

Meg said...

I'm excited and it's not even my carpet!

I get really excited about organizational furniture. It's unnatural.

Amber said...

I would TOTALLY be excited too! Nothing makes me feel more happy and relaxed then a nice clean apartment!

Stevie said...

I would KILL to have our carpets steam cleaned! And for FREE! Between all the spilled wine and the cat barf, our carpets are gross.

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