Guest Blog – Kelli Stuart: Every Minivan Has a Secret

I like to consider myself a neat person. I’m no perfectionist and I don’t mind a little clutter now and again, but for the most part I manage to live a relatively clean existence. However, I have three children and in case you were unaware, most children aren’t born neat freaks.

I find myself asking questions on a daily basis that I never thought I’d ask. Things like:

“Why is there a crusty ham sandwich under the couch?”

“The trash can is fifteen steps from your room. Why did you shove all your pee-filled Pull Ups under your bed instead of putting them in the trash?”

“Whose underwear is lying out on the driveway…and why?”

You know…average, run of the mill stuff like that. Maintaining a home with three young children requires constant vigilance and I tend to become battle weary, which is why I let this happen. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean:

My (smokin’ hot) minivan did not turn into a pit of destruction overnight. I saw it happening, like a bad slow motion film, but I simply didn’t have it in me to keep up with one more space, so I let things slide assuming it couldn’t really be that bad, could it?

Yes. Yes it could.

When Rug Doctor emailed and asked if I would like to write a guest post, I decided this was exactly the motivation I needed to clean out the pit of death we had been riding around in for weeks. I cleaned, I threw away, I scoured and, finally, I pulled out my Rug Doctor.

It’s weird, but my Rug Doctor makes me feel powerful. I get excited, giddy even, to pull it out. But it’s no wonder, because with the Rug Doctor, I have the power to go from pit of despair to gloriously clean.

When we got in the van the morning after I transformed her, my 8-year-old sniffed around for a minute. “What’s that smell?” he asked.

“Power, my child,” I replied. “It’s the smell of power.”

“Oh,” he said. “I just thought it smelled cleaner.”

“Well yeah…that too.”

And thus, once again, all was right with the world thanks to a little determination and the Rug Doctor. And now that I’ve sucked up all this stuff:

I can say with almost certainty that Minivans Are Hot. Or…well…my van is clean, anyway. That’s a start.

Do you have anything that could use a little Rug Doctoring?

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One Response to Guest Blog – Kelli Stuart: Every Minivan Has a Secret

  1. LB June 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    That is AWESOME! I love rug doctor and wish I could buy one for myself. I don’t have a lot of carpet, but love using it on chairs, cars, everything else that it can clean. It saved my chair from when my cat got violently ill, and since then have been in love with them. I want more after pictures :)

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