Tips to Keep Your Carpets and Rugs Clean & BISSELL ProHeat Prize Pack Giveaway {2 Winners}

Thank you to BISSELL for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try the new ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet.

ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet.

I love my floors and rugs! I spent a lot of time picking out their designs and materials, I love the way they look and I want them to last for years (and years). This is not new for me, I had some very nice rugs about 5 years back and they did not last too long (especially that gorgeous white one L) . I found that my easy-going, accommodating attitude was detrimental to my rugs, so I now have some simple but mandatory rules in my home.
– Shoes off when entering the house
– No eating or drinking in the living room
– Wipe your feet when coming in from the back yard
– Kids must pick up after themselves (not just toys, food too!)

 BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet and BISSELL Deep Clean + Antibacterial formula

These seem simple enough and pretty obvious right? I know, it’s common sense, I was just too lenient as I wanted my guests to feel right at home. Now when having a party, hosting a kids’ playdate or even when someone comes over to repair something even they must obey that crucial first rule of taking their shoes off. I’m in the minority on this ,only thirteen percent of Americans always make guests take their shoes off when coming into their home!

I have two rules for myself, too. The first is to do recurring cleaning throughout the house. I throw my headphones on and go to work every other weekend and about 4 songs later it’s a done deal. My second rule is that if I see a stain, spill or potential stain in the making, take care of it right away. I used to tell myself “I’ll take care of that later” but I’d forget and then have a bigger, tougher stain to deal with.

Being careful and proactive is only half the battle, you also need to arm yourself with the right tool. The new BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet is a great choice and works amazingly well. It’s light weight and maneuvers well around table legs and other furniture and underneath beds. I also like how versatile this vacuum is. I can put it in Deep Clean Mode, Express Clean Mode (dries in about an hour) or use the detachable hose for upholstery and hard to reach spots.

Along those same lines of versatility, I have some longer thread rugs, shorts thread rugs, tile and stone. The BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet hasn’t had any issue picking up dirt and food on each of these. Another big plus for this vacuum is that it hasn’t had any sign of breaking down or even getting stuck. That’s been one of my biggest gripes with other vacuums, and they’re an expensive item to replace. A couple of other plusses are that it has a very cool and modern look, and that it comes with antibacterial formula. Also, for each BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet sold,, BISSELL will give $10 to the BISSELL Pet Foundation to help America’s homeless pets. Good work BISSELL.

Giveaway and How to enter ( Ends 12/3): 

BISSELL is offering two product bundles (including a BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet and BISSELL Deep Clean + Antibacterial formula) as a giveaway. 2 winners will be chosen at random across all communities (participated bloggers)

(1) Visit this page : BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet
(2) Must comment with your favorite spring cleaning tips and don’t forget to leave your email address on the comment box below so Bissell or I can contact you if you win
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  • Reply Addrienne Mertens Nov 16, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Spring cleaning usually equals rain.. Make sure its going to be dry for at least 2days for drying time after washing carpets. Leave your muddy boots outside. Zippy573 AT netscape DOT net

  • Reply Debbie G (@BeachBum2Be) Nov 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    My favorite spring cleaning tip is to clean one room at a time starting at the top and working your way down to the floors! Sunrae17 @ live dot com

  • Reply Tabitha Nov 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I always make sure to dust everything 1st including the blinds and cleaning baseboards- then do vacuuming and mopping to suck up all that’s been stirred around!

  • Reply Amber Herr Nov 16, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Start with one room at a time, the cleanest first, working your way to the messiest.

  • Reply Jodi Hoppe Wresh Nov 16, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    For spring cleaning I take clothes baskets for each family member & there stuff goes in there, then it is up to them to decide what to do with their stuff. Put away or donate.

  • Reply sheilamritter Nov 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    My tip is to clean out drawers. I always end up with drawers full of clothes that no one wears, and my dresser tops then become a landing spot for things I can’t fit in the drawers. Get rid of things you haven’t worn in a year and vow to put away your clean laundry each week.

  • Reply Jessica Babb Nov 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    My favorite cleaning tip is baking soda and vinegar (not mixed) but i love the combo it works so well

  • Reply Jessica Babb Nov 16, 2015 at 4:33 pm

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  • Reply amy Nov 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    My Spring.Cleaning actually happens.Spring, Fall, Winter.and.Summer. It consists of cleaning, de-cluttering and so on

    Thank You
    Amy F. Williamson

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Nov 16, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    My vacuum broke recently, so I am definitely in the market! This sounds like a really nice one.

  • Reply Brittney Short Nov 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    If i could make a suggestion to anyone cleaning, its HAVE BAKING SODA on hand. For really tough grout and tile cleaning i make a paste of BS and water and put it on and let it set. then use a damp cloth to wipe away after about 5 minutes. but use your own discretion on setting times.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    My best spring cleaning tip is to use baking soda and sparkling water to remove spots before they set. After “mystery spots” are dried use some hydrogen peroxide to start dissolving the stain. Make sure your fabric and carpets are color-fast.

  • Reply Heather V Nov 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Make sure you have newspaper on hand before you start washing all of the windows. I have run out mid window cleaning and often forget to complete once I have newspaper again. Havanhorn @ Gmail. Com

  • Reply Nicole Haas Etolen Nov 16, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Your vacuum looks efficiently, this is great tips for keeping cleaning,

  • Reply Cindy (Prime Beauty) Nov 17, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Start from the top–blinds, window sills, etc, and work down.

  • Reply Michelle Tardiff Nov 17, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I don’t really have any tips on cleaning. I just try to do it on days where I can have all of the windows open to air out the house too.

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Nov 17, 2015 at 12:43 am

    That looks like a heavy duty vacuum! I would love to have one at home. I hate having a dirty floor so I make sure I clean it regularly, this would be helpful.

  • Reply Onica {mommy factor} Nov 17, 2015 at 1:04 am

    I’m so glad of this giveaway! I love this cool vacuum and your wonderful tips!

  • Reply Chelley @ A is For Adelaide Nov 17, 2015 at 1:21 am

    I NEED a carpet cleaner, for sure. We have 2 installed carpets and a really nice, large area rug I want to keep clean… even in the harsh New England winters.

  • Reply April G Nov 17, 2015 at 2:00 am

    We had a carpet cleaner, but sold it when we moved. We definitely need a new one.

  • Reply Liz Mays Nov 17, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I definitely have some of the same rules. We’ve been breaking the rules though and allowing the cat to sleep where she pleases. I think a good vacuum allows you to bend the rules a bit.

  • Reply Victoria Nov 17, 2015 at 2:16 am

    I definitely like doing and concentrating on one room at a time. Especially when we have company over. A great vacuum definitely does the trick when trying to keep things clean!

  • Reply victoria Nov 17, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Your vacuum was look really great. Its really hard for me to keep clean my carpets because we don’t have vacuum.

  • Reply Jeni Hawkins Nov 17, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I start with my messiest rooms and work through them until my house is CLEAN!

  • Reply Ourfamilyworld Nov 17, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    These are great tips. That looks like a tough vacuum. I will check it out.

  • Reply Keri Justice Nov 17, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Cleaning tips. Use natural ingredients like baking soda and vinegar! So much better for us and the environment and kids/pets.

  • Reply Maggie Smith Nov 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Love the idea of cleaning the rooms in order of cleanliness.

  • Reply tiarasandtantrums Nov 17, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Love all your great tip s- now help me out and how do I get my kids to listen to me ☺ Your carpet is gorgeous!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Nov 17, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    These are great tips! I have two dogs and two kids so cleaning our carpet is a constant job.

  • Reply carolntx Nov 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    my cleaning tip is use bleach for you bathtubs and i use baking soda and vinegar down the drain once a month to get any residue and smells awesome

  • Reply addrienne m Nov 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    put some old socks on your kids hands and put them to work dusting.. you can fix it perfect later..but they’ll have fun doing some useful work.
    zippy573 AT netscape DOT net

  • Reply Michelle M Nov 17, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Spring cleaning tip, get husband, kids and cats out of the house otherwise as I clean they just start making another mess 😄

  • Reply Dhemz Nov 17, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    oh, wow! Looks like a great carpet cleaner. I want one for Christmas!

  • Reply minkchic Nov 17, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I could REALLY use this. I have four kids in the house and sometimes it feels like I would be better off living in a barn! A carpet cleaner would be a delightful luxury.

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  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Give your carpets 2 days to dry thoroughly before bringing back the furniture. Not getting the carpets fully dry can cause mold.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 17, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Great tips!

  • Reply Elena Nov 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    My tip is to clean a little bit every day

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  • Reply Lauren Paints Nov 18, 2015 at 2:02 am

    My favorite little spring cleaning tip is definitely to rid your home of unused and unwanted items! I was once told by a professional organizer, “If you haven’t used it within the past year, get rid of it” so that’s a rule I tend to follow when spring cleaning! I really would love a Bissell to help me keep my place in tip top shape though! 🙂

  • Reply Deanna brucker Nov 18, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Spring cleaning time to me is opening the house up to the aromas of the months to come. Clean carpets is a must with fur and paws.

  • Reply klg1982 Nov 18, 2015 at 3:02 am

    I would love a new vacuum. this one looks really good!

  • Reply Sojourner Williams Nov 18, 2015 at 3:49 am

    This sounds like exactly what I need for my rugs!

  • Reply MARTHAIA Nov 18, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Try to Clean as you go,,,& keep old shirts to use as rags to clean when possible….

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Orphan socks are great to use for cleaning and polishing. Turn one inside out to dust and mop floors.

  • Reply addrienne m Nov 18, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Get yourself some real good tunes to get cleaning motivation. i always save the carpets for last. zippy573 AT netscape DOT net

  • Reply Catherine Nov 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Best Spring Cleaning tips, open those windows and let the germs fly out! I also like cleaning with natural homemade solutions like vinegar and water. Thank you for hosting! Email is Catherine75[at]AOL[dot]com!

  • Reply Jayci S. Nov 19, 2015 at 12:19 am

    My favorite spring cleaning tip is to wait for a day when there will be no rain and the weather is nice to open the windows to air out the home and get fresh air circulating throughout while you clean. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Tami Nov 19, 2015 at 3:51 am

    I love all these tips. I don’t have one of my own yet, as I am buying my first house in a week from today. Thank you for the give a way. It would be great to have when we move in and to maintain a clean home.

  • Reply Nicole Nov 19, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I like to use lemon essential oil to spring up my house. I use it in place of harsh chemicals!

  • Reply Lisa Brown Nov 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    My favorite cleaning tip is to use a slightly damp cloth to dust with. If the cloth is not damp, dust will go in the air and everywhere, even over the areas you just dusted, which defeats the purpose of dusting, such a waste of time and effort. You can dust your kick-knacks, ceiling fans (my favorite way to clean them), window blinds, this way, as well. Thanks for the chance! jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  • Reply Tami Nov 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    My best spring cleaning tip is to clean with the kids so they learn how to clean well.
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  • Reply Amanda Frost Nov 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Get the nook and crannies! Dust be gone! amandafrost13 at

  • Reply Nikkip Nov 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Decluttering is so important when spring cleaning! Nikkiperry84atyahoodotcom

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm Keep a damp rag near the door to clean dirty paws BEFORE they hit your carpet.

  • Reply Dione Nov 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    My favorite spring cleaning tip….send the kids somewhere for a sleepover and then next morning start bright and early and just tackle everything in one whole day.

  • Reply Rosey Nov 19, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    It’s that time of year where at least one person you know will have something like this on their holiday shopping list. This looks like a nice one.

  • Reply Eva Biggs Nov 19, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Declutter! Im in the long process of doing this in my house.

  • Reply abbie guerrero Nov 20, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Spend one day over the weekend and just take that day to clean. It’s easier to get everything done all at once.

  • Reply Corene H. Nov 20, 2015 at 2:34 am

    I like to clean 1 room at a time. Make a list of everything to do in that room and get it done by the end of the day:). Works great for me and doesn’t overwhelm me either!

  • Reply Patti bates Nov 20, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Open the window to let the fresh air in while you clean

  • Reply Heather coddington Nov 20, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Spread it out and do a couple things each day so that it’s not so overwhelming and work one room at a time

  • Reply addrienne m Nov 20, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Remove your shoes when coming in.. but leave your socks on cuz the oils from your feet stick to the carpet and attract dirt.. zippy573 AT netscape DOT net

  • Reply Nicolas Gardner Nov 20, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Have lots of kids early on in life, so they can help you with chores ;-D

  • Reply livingoffloveandcoffee Nov 20, 2015 at 4:59 am

    What a great opportunity to win something needy! My rugs need better cleaning.

  • Reply marsha webb Nov 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Start with the closets

  • Reply Julia Nov 20, 2015 at 5:13 am

    I like to sprinkle baking soda and my favorite essential oil on the carpet before vacuming to give that extra fresh scent

  • Reply Karen Pittman Smith Nov 20, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Open the window and let in some fresh air to air out the place. Thanks for the chance…

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 20, 2015 at 10:11 pm Thoroughly wash, disinfect and dry your carpet cleaner so it is ready to clean again when you need it. You vacuum should also be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned and dried several times a year depending on usage.

  • Reply addrienne m Nov 21, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Take breaks and remember to drink water and eat something. I know i get lost in my cleaning day and the time flies by. zippy573 AT netscape DOT net

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 21, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Clean with a friend and have fun. It makes the day go faster and you finish in half the time. Then there is time for fun!

  • Reply addrienne m Nov 22, 2015 at 2:13 am

    go through your things and get rid of stuff you just dont need or use. you can call the local second and store to pick up stuff. Or you can have a yard sale or sell larger items on CL. we have a local selling page for our area on FB too. Zippy573 AT netscape DOT net

  • Reply tiffany dover Nov 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Make lists and don’t move to another area until you’re done with one! You can’t accomplish much if you constantly move to different areas to clean!

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 22, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Declutter and organize often. It is difficult to be productive in the middle of chaos.

  • Reply addrienne m Nov 22, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Make sure you do a through vacuuming before washing the carpets.. ugh years ago i spilled a potted plant on the carpet.. vacuumed i thought real good. tuns out when i started washing and the mud bath ensued. lesson learned. zippy573 AT netscape DOT net

  • Reply amotherworld Nov 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Fabulous giveaway! Good luck to those who entered!

  • Reply Tilina Cruea Nov 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I like the cleaning power of bleach but not the smell.. Soo, I put a table spoon full of unstoppables in the spray bottle and let it sit and it smells good and cleans better!!!

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm Instead of bleach try using hydrogen peroxide to clean hard surfaces.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm Keep your pets well groomed to keep the whole house cleaner and easier to pick up. During heavy shedding periods, make sure you seek professional grooming.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 25, 2015 at 6:24 pm Be certain to clean all your upholstered furniture when you clean your carpets, especially around the areas nearest the floor. Use a water/dirt resistant spray when the fabric is thoroughly dry to make cleaning easier the next time.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 25, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Good luck!

  • Reply Gwen Mulholland Nov 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I like to clean one room from top to bottom a day and then end with cleaning the carpets. Then I dont have to back track to different rooms. It also helps to assign rooms to each family member or assign chores for a room.

    • Reply poshjournaladmin Nov 25, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Great tips!

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm Be sure to clean areas that are low traffic first so they are mostly dry by the evening when you need everyone out of the high traffic areas. Once you are done then everyone is asleep and the high traffic areas have all night to dry.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm I love to add Oxyclean to my floor cleaner to help spot treat before cleaning my carpets.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 28, 2015 at 10:31 am I hire a professional at least once a year to keep my carpets in shape while I keep spots and high traffic areas under control.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 29, 2015 at 9:13 am Make sure everyone is out of the house the day you decide to clean so there is no crossing over areas you just cleaned.

  • Reply Harmony b Nov 30, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Get the kids involved in decluttering by giving away unwanted toys and clothes

  • Reply marlyzstuff2u Nov 30, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I like to clean out all the closets & donate what is just cluttering up our home.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Nov 30, 2015 at 11:40 am Remember the 2 year rule. If you have not worn it in 2 years, it is time for it to go. Especially for women where fashions go in and out of style so quickly. Keep you closets organized to make getting dressed quick and easy.

  • Reply Angela W Nov 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Clean the floors at the end of the day when the kids are in the bed. It is much faster!

  • Reply Karen Jaras Dec 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm I like to move everything in the room every several months and clean all the way to the baseboards. Spot and high traffic cleaning is fine, but a full clean is necessary to keep the whole carpet in shape.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Dec 2, 2015 at 8:49 am Try adding a UV bulb to bathroom areas to kill viruses during peak times of the year. Bleach is good, but is highly toxic in concentration. Passing a UV bulb over all touched areas will help better with less health issues.

  • Reply Karen Jaras Dec 3, 2015 at 10:05 am Final cleaning tip, spray all hard surfaces with Lysol or other disinfectants to prevent the spread of viruses in commonly touched areas. Keep remotes, phones and light switches in mind when cleaning.

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