The tip for today is BUY a carpet shampoo machine. It will pay for itself with one good whole house carpet cleaning. We have an older model, the newer ones are even better. Watch for sales to save paying full price. Save up and pay cash, please. ANYTHING you pay interest on costs YOU YOU YOU more!!!!!!!!
Also, if it's raining outside, take your shoes off at the door, don't walk on the carpet. Turn the shoes sole side up (after you take them off your feet) to dry before putting away or wearing again.