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We have rugs on our entire 2nd floor and in our family room.  The rest of the house has hardwoods or tile.  While I like the feel of the rug under my feet on cold days, I’m not a big fan of it.  I honestly wish I lived in a house without rugs, but we do and we will for a while.  Perhaps someday we will take them all out and laminate the entire house, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Why don’t I like rugs?  For one they are impossible to keep clean.  At least with the hardwoods I can sweep them up several times a day, but with the rugs I can’t pull out my vacuum every time there are crumbs or dirt on the rug.   And then there are liquid spills.   We don’t allow the kids to drink upstairs or have liquids in the family room but somehow I have spots on the rug so not sure what’s happening when I’m not looking.  This is how it goes when you have children in the house!

But my rugs also just get dirty from general traffic that goes through our house.   So a couple of times a year I pull out my rug cleaner and clean all the rugs.  I love the results and wish they stayed like that all the time!   So for times in between, I like to keep on hand some spot rug cleaner so big messes don’t turn into long-term messes.  And then if you have pets, well that’s a whole other story!


Bissell has a great line of cleaning products to use with their rug cleaners and without.   One of their products I love is the Stain Pretreat.  You can use it with our without a machine to help treat the stain.   If you don’t have a machine you just spray it on the spot, then let it sit for a few minutes.   After it sits you bloat it with a damp cloth and repeat until the stain is gone.  This works so well with most stains and has become my favorite product!   And if you are going to use your machine you can apply it right before you clean it for some extra help in getting that stain out.


If you have Pets, they have another product that works the same way only it’s formulated for pets.  it’s the Pet Stain Pretreat.    However this one works slightly different.   If you have a machine, you apply it about 15 minutes before you are going to clean it and let it sit.  Then use your machine accordingly.  But if you don’t have a deep clean machine, you spray the area very well and really saturate it. Then cover the area for so it stays moist for 3-5 hours.  After that you uncover and let it air dry.  That should do the trick.   We don’t have pets but I’d totally use this if we did.


Bissell has even teamed up with Febreze to bring you a product that cleans and freshens at the same time! It’s the Febreze Stain Pretreat and you use it with your deep cleaner to get your carpet not only clean, but smelling fresh too! I used this in my basement on the rug a few weeks ago.  It worked well and did leave my carpet and basement smelling good.  Even a few weeks later, when I walk downstairs I can still smell a hint of the Febreze!

I have a full size deep clean and I love it.  I have the Deep Clean Lift off Deluxe and really love it.   But it’s big!  I have a place in my basement to store it but if you don’t have a lot of room, but have a need for a deep cleaner they do have other products that are smaller and portable!

Bissell Spot Clean

The BISSELL SpotClean is perfect for cleaning up spots anywhere in your house or your car but doesn’t take up a lot of room and isn’t bulky!   It has some great features too that I love…

  • Permanently removes spots and stains from fibers in carpets, rugs, and upholstery
  • Deep Reach Tool removes embedded dirt and stains from the bottom up
  • Heatwave Technology® helps maintain constant water temperature throughout the cleaning process
  • Slim design is easy to carry and fits conveniently on a stair
  • Removable water tanks for easy filling and emptying

You can purchase this for $99.99 which I think is pretty affordable for a deep cleaner.  If you get a lot of use out of it, it’ll pay for itself in no time.   And to go along with this handy machine, they have a Portable Deep Cleaning Stain Pack that has a variety of products for all your needs.  It includes …

Bissell Cleaners

  • 32oz. Spot & Stain Formula – Deep Cleans for fast and effective stain removal. Perfect for spots, spills and stains.
  • 32oz. OXYgen Boost – Enhances spot cleaning performance when used alongside the Spot & Stain Formula
  • 22oz Stain Pretreat for Carpet & Upholstery – Makes carpet & upholstery cleaning more effective. This powerful everyday cleaner helps remove many spots and stains including gravy, coffee, make-up and ground-in dirt.

Do you need a rug cleaner?  Do you need a new one?  Well if you answered yes to either of them I’m excited to tell you I have a fun giveaway for you!!!


(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a BISSELL SpotClean and Portable Deep Cleaning Stain Pack.

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Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.