Lately I have been noticing a funky, slightly doggy, smell in our home. With summer days of children being home 24/7, chickens running around the yard, and the dog coming in and out, it’s no wonder things aren’t as fresh as they should be. When I started to notice this aroma though, I worried about other people noticing it as well. That is embarrassing! So my normal schedule has been interrupted as I try to get the house back in order. I can’t help but think if we didn’t have to worry about carpet cleaning, then the funkiness would be eliminated.
Whoever thinks that having carpet in their home when they live on a dirt road in the country with kids, dogs and outdoor animals that the kids are always messing with is crazy!
In fact, if it were up to me I would rip out every square inch of carpeting in this house and be done with it! Unfortunately we rent so there is no way that’s happening anytime soon. I try to drag out my steam cleaner at least once a month to freshen the carpets up a bit. It lasts for awhile but I can’t help but think putting all of that moisture into my carpet must not be good. It seems like I can never get all of the water sucked back up into the canister before I give up. This probably does not help with the funky smell. I know there are ways the professionals like Chem-Dry can penetrate that nasty dirt with saturating my carpet but I have yet to resort to calling in the professionals!
I have a feeling most of the smell is from my old, fat, stinky dog — Ginger. We love her but as she gets older it seems she gets smellier and smellier! It doesn’t help when I turn my back for a minute and she starts to do the fat Ginger roll! What a silly dog.
I threw her dog bed out onto the porch to air out a bit in the sunshine before I put it through the wash. Super G. and I were also talking about calling the veterinarian to have them give her another allergy shot. She had one last year and didn’t lick, scratch, chew OR smell for months afterwards. I just need to decide if it’s worth the $115.00 it costs for the shot (+ office visit!). Or, if I want to keep busting my butt with the carpet cleaning and getting nowhere.
Hmmm. What do you do about funky odors in your home?