In this post I said I'd spent the weekend cleaning our skirting boards and door, and I also spent last weekend cleaning the carpets and the rug.
As a tenant you should want to keep the carpets in good condition so not to lose money from your deposit, but I've found that our carpets aren't really that hard wearing, they seem to mark and snag really easily. I'm pretty resigned to the fact that we will lose some of our deposit on the living room carpet as it's got some pulls in it already. You can see one of the worst areas below, the mark is from where we have cleaned up something with spot cleaner but not quite gotten all of it, and you can see all the little pulls and snags in the carpet.
Jazzie approves and immediately felt the need to start sleeping on the mat and getting her fluffy fur all over it.