Stain Removal Tips

Whether you live in a new house or new condo, pesky stains around your home can be a major source of frustration. Being proactive can be a good thing, but most people like buying a house to live in it, not just admire it. Excuse the mess but we live here is how we think you should tackle mess and resulting stains. Keeping tidy is one thing but dealing with various stains should be done immediately. Whenever possible, don’t allow stains to soak into the fabric. Understandably you’re not always able to tend to it right away, but as soon as you can, working on a stain sooner rather than later will always help in getting rid of it. Here are remedies to some common household stains you can add to your arsenal of tips and tricks:

 

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Photo courtesy of Yareview.net

If you find your walls used as a canvas for some crayon artwork by your little ones, don’t panic! Roll up your sleeves and grab your Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. With just a few swipes with minimal pressure, you can erase the crayon right off your wall. If you don’t have any Magic Eraser sponge pads, instead you can simply dab a damp cloth into some baking soda and lightly scrub away, they should come off with minimal effort, leaving your walls matching the rest of your house or condo.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Godfreys.com.au

So you’re having a formal dinner party at your house or condo and one of your guests spills some red wine onto your white tablecloth. Remain calm and smile, let them know not to worry. You don’t want to spoil the atmosphere of your party because of a stain. Simply head to the kitchen and grab some table salt if you don’t already have some on the table. Sprinkle the stain with a heavy amount of salt and let it soak. Now forget about it and get back to your party. The salt will help to absorb the red wine and when everyone leaves, you can then tend to the stain by pouring boiling water onto it using a wash basin. The trick will be to stretch out the fabric not allowing it to touch the bottom of the basin.

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Wikihow.com

Getting the right amount of calcium is really important for kids which is why chocolate milk is a great option in many households. Sometimes however, the milk accidently ends up on the floor or worse yet, in the carpet! When you’re dealing with a chocolate milk spill on your carpet, absorbing as much as you can before you work on the stain is critical. Use a microfiber sponge towel (designed for quick spill absorption) or any kitchen rag you have handy. Blot the stain with some diluted vinegar or stain agent until you see it disappear. Remember to rinse the carpet with plain water and use some clean rags to dry the area to prevent any residual from causing build up over time.

 

 

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