We recently had the opportunity to work with Rug Doctor focusing on their home delivery rental service. I have been very excited about this because I love cleaning, I find it very therapeutic and I can switch off and focus on what I need to do and think of nothing else. It’s good for my mind and keeps me organised, and when I am organised I function better.
We bought our sofa four years ago, and over this time I have tried my hardest to keep it clean by using warm water and a drop of washing up liquid. It would take me hours to clean it because I would have to clean each and every cushion, if I didn’t clean the whole cushion I would have watermarks left behind and it would take all day to dry. My sofa never looked really dirty but it was in dire need of a deep clean.
I have three children 15, 8 and 6, plus two Labradors 4 years, and 13 months. Although we didn’t let the kids eat snacks or have drinks on the sofa, they did occasionally, often leading to a spill of some kind. The dogs used to love being with us on the sofa as well, but we decided to stop it once I had spent the entire day cleaning muddy paw prints off it. It took forever and never felt clean.
This is why I was so excited for the Rug Doctor to arrive, so I could finally give my sofa the clean it deserves!
Why did I choose Rug Doctor?
- Easy to book online.
Go on to the website and register your details. It will explain in 3 easy steps how to book your machine. At the bottom of the page, you will see a button where you can book your home delivery time slot. Make sure you select the hand tool if you want to clean your sofa and stairs.
2. Gets delivered and collected from your front door.
Your Rug Doctor will arrive in a big box, put the box somewhere safe for a few days, you will need this when returning it.
3. The Rug Doctor is very easy to set up and use.
Straightforward instruction manual.
4. Does not leave any odours whilst drying.
I thought I would be able to smell the damp dog smell whilst my sofa was drying. It didn’t smell or anything which I was very pleased about.
5. Dries within a few hours.
As soon as the kids left for school, I started cleaning the sofa. This gave it the longest time to dry before the kids come home from school; the first thing they love to do is sit on the sofa and tell me about their day. The sofa was completely dry within a few hours. My carpets were the same except for in a few places where I had overlapped.
6. You don’t need to worry about storing it if you don’t have space.
We have very little storage in our house so the rental option is the ideal solution for us because we only have to store it for a few days before it’s gone again.
7. You will save yourself so much money by hiring a Rug Doctor and doing it yourself.
A few years ago I had an independent quote for my sofa and my carpets and in total it would have come up to just short of £300.
8. You don’t have to just use it on your sofa or carpets.
Cleaning my sofa, stairs, hallway, three bedrooms and two mattresses for the few days that we had it, made me wish I had cleaned the upholstery in my car too.
9. You feel so much cleaner after it’s all done and will be surprised/disgusted by the colour of the water, even when something doesn’t look dirty.
It was so very satisfying to use and watching all the dirt being sucked out. It was soo good! See for yourself the colour of the water!
10. You will not be disappointed.
I am already looking forward to when I need to use it again. I was going around the house looking for things to clean (hence the mattresses)
I can’t recommend this machine enough and how easy it was to use. I was worried about taking it up and downstairs as it felt heavy but just make sure it’s empty first and take the white container out so you can get a better grip on the machine. It was very easy to pull along on the carpets upstairs and I did all three bedrooms and the hallway in around 30 minutes.
You will not be disappointed with this, I guarantee you. Easy to set up and use, dries fast and affordable. What more can you ask for?