Rug doctor infographicIf you read my post, “Are Dads the Messier Parent,” you know that cleaning is not one of my favorite activities. However, I do catch the cleaning bug in the spring. That’s when my wife is able to harness my enthusiasm and tackle some major chores.

This year, we’ve decided to clean the carpets. With three kids and a dog, our carpets are not always in the best condition. Thankfully, our Rug Doctor machine helps to make the task much easier.

Rug Doctor machines and products are effective and economical. They’re also great for time-pressed schedules. I can clean a room with a Rug Doctor machine in as little as 20 minutes (guys, take note – women find this sexy).

While the EPA suggests deep cleaning your carpet every six months, it moves up to every three months if you have pets and/or children in the home. For pets, Rug Doctor has a great Pet Formula and Urine Eliminator to get stains and odors out of carpet and upholstery. For tough spills such as juice, ketchup, pizza or soft drink stains, Rug Doctor’s Spot & Stain Remover is usually the go-to product. If you’re unsure of what products will work best, you should review Rug Doctor’s Cleaning Tips for guidance.

If you’ve ready to tackle some spring cleaning, you can rent a Rug Doctor at more than 30,000 locations nationwide.

To help you get a head start on your cleaning tasks, I’d like to offer one Mocha Dad reader the opportunity to win a Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 (retail value $399). To enter the giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section:

What are some of your spring cleaning tips?

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Mocha Dad’s “Start Your Spring Cleaning With a Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Giveaway” starts on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 and ends on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this website within the past 30 days. One (1) winners will be chosen via and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. All opinions are my own. Total prize value is $399. Allow 3-6 weeks for giveaway fulfillment.