Happy guests AND clean carpet?
April 4, 2012 9:44 AM Subscribe
We're having a housewarming party. Yay! Our house has white carpets and we live in a redwood grove with dirt paths. It's been raining tons. How do we keep our guests comfortable and our carpets clean?
posted by chatongriffes to home & garden (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We just moved to a lovely house with gorgeous white berber carpets. As I mentioned, all the walkways around our house are covered with mud and redwood duff. We are having our friends over for a housewarming party and I really don't want to force guests to take their shoes off if they don't want to, but I would also really like to not trash our carpets.
Can you help me word a note to hang by the front door saying something to the effect of "Please make sure your shoes are clean or feel free to kick them off if you'd like"? We do have a bench by the front door where people can sit down for shoe removal if they are so inclined.
I really don't want to be anal about this, but those carpets are a bitch to clean. Leaves would be easy enough, but mud is a whole different ballgame.
Thanks for your feedback!