If you hate your carpet because it’s old, stained and bordering on disgusting, I have great news. There are steps you can take that will have you falling in love all over again.

upper view of family of three lying on carpet

Years ago when we remodeled our California home, we replaced some of the carpet with hardwood. What a revelation.

Now I could see the dirt and dust and, honestly, I couldn’t believe what accumulated in such a short time on those wood floors.

Of course I never saw it on the carpet but I know it was there all along. What a wakeup call it was to see the old carpet removed, rolled up and hauled away.

Here’s what we need to know and never forget: Regardless the color, brand or style—carpet hides dirt. This is not a good thing.

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