Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day #50...Halfway There!

Wish I could say the same about my weight loss goal...but that's another post altogether.

After the air conditioning fiasco, our house was left smelling less-than-rosy. In fact, something about heating the house to a toasty 100+ degrees seems to have activated the lovely aroma of musty dog. I steam-cleaned the carpet today (don't get me started on carpet...I detest carpet!!!), but now the odor is even worse. It's not a urine smell, or anything like that. Our sweet German Shepherd is too good for that.

It just smells!

I don't want to put any perfume-y powder crap in the carpet, since my son is crawling everywhere. I just want something safe and nontoxic that will get rid of the smell!

I plan to get a fresh box of plain baking soda to sprinkle on the carpet tomorrow before I leave the house, then vaccuum as soon as I get home a couple hours later.

Anyone have any better ideas?

Seriously, dog lovers, help me out here!


Joannah said...

There are some good, non-toxic products on the market. I would check your local Petco or Petsmart and see what meets your needs. In the past, I have used the Arm & Hammer pet/carpet stuff, and I liked the way it worked.

Having pets and carpet isn't fun. We now have all hardwood floors and so the smell isn't a problem anymore. But, we have to vacuum almost every day because she sheds her white hair on the dark wood floor in incredible amounts.

michelle rasor said...

i have no ideas... chem dry usually works for us...?