With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, it’s a good idea to have our Thanksgiving Stains Guide and our clean up Thanksgiving Cleaning Checklist laying around. There are bound to be some messes. Here’s to a spill-free and stain-free holiday season!
How to Handle Thanksgiving Stains
Be prepared to tackle those Thanksgiving spills by keeping some basic carpet cleaning supplies on hand. Here’s a simple list that should cover most spills.
Carpet Clean Up Supply List
- Clean, White Cotton Towels
- Cornstarch or Baking Soda
- White Vinegar
- Rubbing Alcohol
- White Wine
- Spray Bottle
Let’s face it, a Thanksgiving feast can do a number on your carpet, so we have included a few carpet clean up tips to keep in mind as this messy holiday draws near.
How to Remove Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce from Carpet
Act quickly! Treat a cranberry sauce stain as soon as possible. Simply mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol. Then, using a clean white cotton cloth, sponge the spot with a clean white cloth. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Apply the cleaning solution to the stain again and repeat blotting with a new towel. Repeat until all visible cranberry sauce stains are gone.
How to Remove Thanksgiving Gravy from Carpet
Remove as much of the gravy as possible from your carpet. Sprinkle cornstarch or baking soda on the stain and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Vacuum area. If there is still a stain, mix a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and hot water. Then, using a clean white cotton cloth, sponge the spot with a clean white cloth. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Apply the vinegar-water solution to the stain again and repeat blotting with a new towel. Repeat until all visible gravy stains are gone.
How to Remove Butter from Carpet
How to Remove Pumpkin Pie from Carpet
Begin by removing as much pumpkin pie as possible from your carpet. Blot using rubbing alcohol and a white cloth. If the pumpkin pie stain still remains, use white vinegar to continue blotting stains.
How to Remove Red Wine from Carpet
Believe it or not, the best way to clean red wine out of carpet is with a splash of white wine! First, absorb as much of the red wine from your carpet by placing a clean, white cotton towel over the spill and standing on it. Next, put some white wine in the spray bottle and lightly spray the white wine over the red wine stain. Again, use the white cotton towel and stand on the spill. Repeat several times. Eventually, the red wine spill should lift from your carpet.
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Thanksgiving Cleaning Checklist
Thanksgiving is one of the greatest holidays. However, getting ready for the big day can be challenging. Here’s a countdown cleaning checklist to Thanksgiving to get you going in the right direction. W we’ll help you clean wear it counts!
Two Weeks Before Thanksgiving
Tackle any organizational tasks or things that will stay clean for 2 weeks.
- Organize and clean guest rooms.
- Organize and clean any cluttered areas you don’t want guests to see.
- Schedule an appointment with the Commercial Cleaning and Restoration at (520) 214-1657 to deep clean carpets, tile, furniture & rugs.
One Week Before Thanksgiving:
This is the time to do a really deep cleaning.
- Vacuum and/or sweep tile floors before your carpet cleaning appointment.
- Thoroughly dust.
- Clean windows and any glass mirrors.
- Deep clean bathrooms.
- Thoroughly clean the oven and stovetop and exhaust fan.
- Clean the refrigerator to make room for Thanksgiving food. Be ruthless! You’ll need the space.
- Make and Shop Your Grocery List, don’t forget your carpet cleanup supply list.
- Last but certainly not least, your carpet cleaning appointment day has arrived.
- Carpets, especially in high traffic rooms and guest rooms.
- Upholstered furniture
- Tile floors
One Day Before Thanksgiving
Don’t panic you are ready for decorating and cooking.
- Run and empty the dishwasher.
- Set the table.
- Put out any Thanksgiving decorations.
- Put out fresh towels in bathrooms.
- Take out the trash.
- Wipe down the stove.
Once you get to Thursday, you can finally sit back and spend time with your guests. With a clean house and a full stomach, you will be able to enjoy the holiday.
The Day After Thanksgiving
Uncle Bob spilled gravy on the couch. There’s cranberry sauce on the carpet. No worries, you’re prepared for the worst of the stains with our Thanksgiving stains guide.
Of course, most of us are busy on Black Friday and don’t really have time to give our flooring the scrubbing it has earned. We are here for you, schedule and feel Like New again at (520) 214-1657.