holiday messes

After we deck the halls and spend lots of money, most of us have more than a few messes to clean up. Enjoy your holidays, but keep them as stress free as possible.

Don’t let holiday messes mess up your holidays.

Knowing what messes to watch out for and how to clean them up in advance can help save you time, stress and money.

According to a study from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), holidays mean new spots and stains in over two-thirds of American homes. The most common substances that make holiday messes on carpets, area rugs, hard floors and upholstery are: chocolate (26%), punch (26%), grease (23%), wine (21%), candle wax (19%), and vomit (18%).

To treat and remove most spots or stains, the IICRC recommends using these step:

  1. First, blot the spot or stain with an absorbent towel to remove as much of the substance as possible.
  2. Next, dilute the spot or stain with water or plain club sofa.
  3. Then, blot the spot or stain again to remove the rest. Repeat if necessary.
  4. Finally, when the stain is gone. Blow dry it on a cool setting or cover it with a folded towel and place a heavy object over it to help absorb any additional liquid.

Or call us to clean up your holiday messes for you.  Either way: happy holiday!

Read “All is Calm. Keeping the Holidays Simple & Meaningful” from Green Child Magazine.

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