If you have kids you probably know how difficult it can be to live with them and carpeting. They probably seem intent on destroying it. This article will give you some tips on how to live with kids and carpet.
First you should be prepared at all times for accidents. Keep some white terry cloth towels and a good bottle of carpet spot remover handy. The longer a stain sits, the harder it will be to remove so be ready to go into action at any time. If a spill happens, first blot up as much of the stain as possible. After you have blotted up as much as you can you can go to the spotter.
Next you should try to set up a designated eating and drinking area. Try to make your kids eat in one place like the kitchen. You might think it is okay to let your kids run around with a "spill proof" sippy cup but they can and do drip. They might not spill all at once but a drip here and a drip there adds up. So try to keep your kids food and drink in the kitchen.
My last tip is to get yourself a cheap rug for your child's play area. They will spill. Whether it be play dough or finger paint, it is better that it gets on an inexpensive and disposable rug instead of your expensive wall to wall carpeting.
Kids and carpets may not go together very well but by taking a few precautions you can greatly improve your odds of keeping a clean carpet. Good luck.