The festive season is on the way, and this means that there is going to be a lot of celebrating and more fun to be had. Because of this, there is always the chance that stains can appear around your home. As a guest after the guest leaves their mark (literally!) on your house! So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at five of the most common holiday stains and how to tackle them properly.
Christmas Tree Sap
Sap and pine-needless can end up on the carpet when you have a fresh Christmas tree. Use rubbing alcohol to blot the area. Which dissolves the sap, which makes it a lot easier to clean. It should start to lift. Clean with water and a cloth to blot the area once it has gone.
The Family Dog Got Over Excited
It’s not only humans that love Christmas. Pets do as well! However, one thing we do not like is the mess they leave behind. If there is debris on the carpet, put some cleaning gloves on to dispose of it. If the stain has dried, you need to moisten it. Combine a quarter of a cup of distilled white vinegar with a quart of warm water and spray it onto the stain to scrub stains naturally.
Someone’s Dropped The Gravy
If you’ve ended up with more gravy on the carpet, then on your plate, scrap or soak up any excess liquid first. You can then use a combination of baking soda and an all-purpose stain remover to get rid of the stain. Baking soda is beneficial because it helps with absorbing the gravy, especially the oil in the liquid. Let the mixture sit for around 15 to 20 minutes before vacuuming.
Someone Has Missed Their Mouth While Enjoying The Wine
Red wine is a common drink during the holiday season, and it is also a very messy one. Blot the stain using a clean washcloth to get rid of any excess liquid and to stop it from going deeper into your carpet. Combine distilled white vinegar, a few drops of dish soap, and some warm water. Use this solution to get rid of the stain by carefully blotting.
Santa Forgot To Wipe His Feet
If someone forgot to wipe their feet while entering your home, you should let it dry before cleaning it if there is mud. Once it is dry, you should then use the vacuum to pick up as much dirt as possible. The more you can vacuum, the better. You should then make a solution of one cup of warm water and one teaspoon of mild dishwashing detergent to get rid of the rest. Blot the solution with a light-colored cloth. This should lift the stain.
So there you will have five of the most common holiday party stains with some advice on how to tackle them properly. We hope that the mentioned tips will help you through the festive season.