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Earlier this week we emptied out, as best we could, our living room, dining room and connecting hallway. We needed the carpets cleaning and they did a good job. As soon as they had finished, we went out for several hours, leaving windows open on their safety fastenings (meaning no one can get in from outside just in case you are wondering).
Four hours later we returned, the carpets were still quite damp. We sat on the bed reading, listening to music for another hour or so then went and made tea. Eventually we needed to sit down and watch some programmes so we had to lift down one of the settee's. Come the next morning the carpets were just about dry.
Price wise, more expensive than doing it yourself and should they need doing in the future, we will hire a machine providing we are fit and able enough to do them ourselves. In all honesty, barring any major accidents, they probably won't get done again any time soon. The dining room carpet is relatively new, the lounge one has been down many years.
It is amazing how large the rooms looked without the furniture and other things. We have been quite ruthless in getting rid of, to people and or charity shops, anything we no longer need. Viewing these near empty rooms, has spurred us on to have another clear out. Lets face us, most of us have too many things and when you have cleared out two houses after parents have died, we certainly don't want DS to deal with all our 'stuff'!
Still, another job ticked off our list, where it had lounged about for 2 - 3 years. Have a lovely weekend everyone!