I know I have been gone for a few days without posting. This is what I have been busy doing...
We moved all of our furniture and things that were on the carpet and moved it into the kitchen, bathrooms or garage basically anywhere with tile or hardwood. We then tore up and removed all of the carpet and pad and all of the staples. Whoever installed the pad went a little staple crazy. This is only about a third of what we removed.
After two days of work we were ready for the carpet installers. We weren't too sure how long the install process would take so we just hung out for the entire time. By then end of it I was going crazy in the little bit of clear space in our kitchen. I also didn't sleep well the night before so all I wanted was a nap...
All the hard work was worth it though!
We now have beautiful clean stain free carpet!! I can't even tell you how bad our carpet was before. The rug above was purchased to cover some of the stains. I was never sure when we had people over whether to apologize for the stains or just pretend that they weren't there. The only downside is I am not too fond of the vacuum lines or footprints that the new carpet shows.
We finally have our place 100% in order! It has taken 4 years and tons of time but everything has finally been gone through and organized. Just typing it sounds so much easier to accomplish than it actually was. Hopefully we will be able to keep it picked up at all times!