In a busy small apartment, the rugs get walked on constantly! Only the kitchen and bathroom floor are laminate, so the rugs being wall to wall show lots of traffic and wear and tear. With 4 cats, the litter box also gives off a smell if the litter isn't constantly scooped, and all those smells get trapped in the rugs. I first used a carpet powder cleaner when the cats got fleas, and the flea treatment powder did wonders on the carpet. So when I was in the cleaning mood and wanted to do a deep, refreshing vacuum on the carpets, I picked this up at the store and sprinkled it all over the carpets. I let it sit for 10 minutes or so, and the fresh baking soda scent was already penetrating the air and carpets. I used a little extra in doorways and hallways, where wear and tear was most prevalent. I vacuumed it up, and it made a huge difference! The carpets and rooms smell fantastic, and the rugs feel soft. The cat litter odors are absorbed into the baking soda granules, and I can't even tell that there are cats in the apartment. It used about half the box, so you do tend to go through it rather quickly, even when only lightly sprinkling it. The only thing that turned me off was how much powder got inside my vacuum cleaner filters, I had to clean them after vacuuming, but I guess that's probably something I should do as often as I'd use this carpet refresher anyway! I'll definitely be buying this again.
Arm and Hammer Extra Strength Carpet Odor Eliminator