7 Places to Spring Clean

/ Apr 2018

7 Places to Spring Clean with Your Portable Spot Cleaner

When the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to spring clean. Bust open your windows, clean out those cabinets, and deep clean surfaces.

There’s no better feeling than coming home to a clean house, lounging on your clean outdoor chair, or stepping into your fresh clean car.

That’s why I love my Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner so much. It can virtually clean every soft surface in and outside your home.

Whether deep cleaning hard to reach spots and spills, refreshing surfaces, or spot cleaning everyday accidents, the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner will help you get the job done and is so easy to use.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll want to clean with your Portable Spot Cleaner.

1) Deep Clean Sofa and Upholstery

Deep Clean Sofa and Upholstery

Spring cleaning is the perfect time to remove the dirt and grime that’s starting to show or has been there for a while (don’t worry, we’re not judging) from your sofa, cushions, decorative pillows, stools, or any upholstered piece in your home. For best results, use a pre-treat on older, set-in stains and ground-in dirt. Fill your Portable Spot Cleaner with water and a Rug Doctor upholstery cleaning solution as directed and get to work. EXPERT TIP: For tough to reach places, use a spray trigger to wet the desired area, and then use the portable spot cleaning machine nozzle to suck up the dirty solution.

2) Revive your Mattress


There’s no better time than the present to pay attention to the thing under the sheets. The Portable Spot Cleaner is perfect for this task, as it can tackle cracks and crevices and tough to reach places to extract all the stuff that you can and can’t see deep below the surface of your mattress.

3) Clean Pet Areas and Bedding

Clean Pet Areas and Bedding

Your pet’s bedding can become dirty very quickly if they use it every day. Not only does pet bedding tend to accumulate hair, but it also collects, dirt, dander, pet hair oils, and other biological messes that set in to cause stains and odors and discolor fabrics. The Portable Spot Cleaner is perfect for tackling tough pet messes. Start by going over bedding with a lint roller or pet hair remover. Next, whip out your Portable Spot Cleaner and fill with any of our Rug Doctor pet formulas. We recommend Pure Power Pet Spot Cleaner, as it’s specifically formulated to remove both biological messes such as urine, vomit, and drool AND break down the oils from pet hair that discolor the fabric.

4) Tidy Up the Stairs

Tidy Up the Stairs

Stairs collect a mix of every day dirt, grime, and spills. Therefore, it’s imperative to devote frequent maintenance to keep stains from setting in. Like the carpet in the rest of your home, the carpet on your staircase needs regular vacuuming. After vacuuming, spray a pre-treat on set-in, tough stains where needed. Next, use your Portable Spot Cleaner on the stain until it’s gone. You may need to go over the spot several times, depending on the severity of the stain.

5) Prep Outdoor Furniture

Prep Outdoor Furniture

Nothing says spring like clean outdoor furniture cushions, and the Portable Spot Cleaner is up to the task. For best results, remove all cushions from the patio furniture and place them on a flat surface. Next, wipe down the cushion with a damp towel to remove surface dirt. Use Rug Doctor cleaning solution in your Portable Spot Cleaner (we recommend an upholstery cleaner for this job) for the best results.

6) Clean Car Interior and Mats

Clean Car Interior and Mats

Cleaning your floor mats is one of the quickest ways to improve the overall look and smell of your car, and the Portable Spot Cleaner ready to tackle all your auto messes. For best results, remove your mats from the car and vacuum them thoroughly. Prepare your Portable Spot Cleaner and voila, you are ready to deep clean.

7) Bring Life to Boats and RVs

Bring Life to Boats and RVs

Boats, RVs and other recreational vehicles are a huge investment. And the more you can do to protect that investment, the better the returns if you ever decide to sell or trade in. If you use a boat regularly, some sort of grime, dirt, and spilled drinks will eventually get tracked onto the carpet, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. Timely vacuuming will help remove most of the loose debris, but some of it is sure to find its way deep into the carpet fibers. The Rug Doctor Portable Spot cleaner is the best man for the job. It never fails and keeps all carpets looking renewed and refreshed, no matter where they are. It’s truly “Disgustifaction” at its finest.

Guest Blog Post By: Nanci Schwind, Brand Manager Product Innovation, Rug Doctor