Every 4-6 months you should clean the carpets in your place. Why? Keeps them looking better and SMELLING better.
Don’t panic. You can rent a carpet cleaning machine from Home Depot for under $25 a day and this is a big, loud, heavy, power tool. So you can do it shirtless and wearing jeans and look tough. Resist the temptation to wear your tool belt too – that crosses the line from macho to goofy.