We’re back to our holiday season! Reconnecting with our families, giving thanks and of course celebrating with large amounts of food. Of course, during all the festivities and maybe a couple of glasses of wine, some of the food may make a mess. Whether it’s your area rug, wall to wall carpet or upholstery, it’s best to prepare for the messes to come during the holiday season so you can act quick and enjoy your holiday.


Gravy Stains


Oh no! Someone spilled the gravy on the rug! Have no fear. First, scrape up the sauce with a butter knife or spoon until there is no excess left on it. After, you will take a mild dish soap diluted with water on a white rag or white paper towel and blot up the stain little by little. 


Red Wine Stains


This sounds silly, but sometimes the best way to get out red wine stains… Is with white wine! You will controllably pour small amounts of the wine on the stain and blot up as much as possible. The red wine should come right out!


Cranberry Sauce Stains


Cranberry Sauce can be tricky due to its acidity in the berry. The best way to help remove it, aside from mild dish soap and water, is trying to neutralize the spot. 


Most importantly: the stains may be annoying or disheartening at first, but they do make for funny memories of your holidays. Take hold of this special time and enjoy those closest to you. Have a happy Thanksgiving!