No matter how meticulous and careful you are in your daily life, accidents can happen; you can spill beverage and splash some stains in your home furnishings and furniture. The key is to keep your stuff clean before they slip through the surface and stain permanently, but most often than not, for various reasons, we simply wipe the major stains and forget the details.
This entry will teach you how to get rid of four of the most common household stains before they start to stick in your home furnishings for good.
Cleaning Up Coffee Stains
Coffee is one of the most important parts of almost everyone’s morning routine, which is why problems on coffee stains aren’t surprising at all. To take off coffee stains from your carpet, simply wipe it off by damping cold water in a sponge. Paper towels are also good in taking off coffee stains in carpets. If both these things don’t work, you can use a gentle carpet shampoo.
For coffee stains stuck in upholstery items, do the same step as you would in carpets. For clothes or fabric surfaces, soak the material in water then remove the stain using a stain removing solution. Wash the item in hot water. It is best to remove coffee stains while they’re still wet.
Taking Off Curry Stains
Curry is a nice comfort food, but it’s also bad when it stains. For clothes and fabric, spray stain remover and then wash the item as normal. For heavier items like carpets, use a specifically designed stain remover for carpet and then wash then it using carpet shampoo. Again, the key is to act and clean the item quickly, before the stain starts to seep through.
Taking Off Pet Urine Stain
This is one of the most common complaints among pet owners, but don’t’ despair, as pet urine stains are easy to take off, including their smell. To do it, blot up the urine using paper towels first. Then, use a plain soda water to blot it again. Alternatively, you can finish blotting the stain using a solution of water and vinegar; this is best for neutralizing the smell of your pet’s urine. If you want to do things easier, then use a special animal cleaning product to take the urine off.
Taking Off Pen Stains
For homes with toddlers and kids learning to write, pens and pencil stains can be huge problems for furniture and home furnishings. To deal with these kinds of stains, use a lighter solution of hydrogen peroxide; that’s a mixture of 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 6 parts water. Then, wash the item using a shampoo. You can opt for milk if you hydrogen peroxide is not readily available.