Tips For A Stain Free Holiday Season
The holidays are almost here! With all the excitement, food, gifts and cheer, comes a few daunting holiday stains. And, we all know how big of a role food plays during the holiday season, from cooking turkey, to baking cookies and cakes. Nothing puts a damper on the holidays like a huge mess on your most favorite outfit.
Here at Avon Cleaners, we are ready to help you with any holiday stains you may have on your clothing garments, household rugs, or bedsheets. Keep reading to learn about tips you can keep in mind to stay clean and tidy before the holidays.
Holiday Fashionable Garments
1) Red Wine Stain
It’s true, there is usually always at least one person who has slippery hands and spills red wine everywhere during the holidays. When it comes to caring for a stain from red-wine, be sure to always blot it right away with a white microfiber cloth until all of the liquid has been fully absorbed.
Red Wine Cleaning Solution for a Stain-Free Surface:
Make a quick DIY solution of liquid dish soap (1 tbsp.), distilled white vinegar (1 tbsp.) and warm water (2 cups). Then, blot the stain. If your stain is still not coming off of the surface, contact Avon Cleaners to help with stain removal.
Also, keep in mind that red wine stains are almost a given when you’re having a dinner. Therefore, it might be a smart decision to invest in stemless wine glasses for the holiday season. These wine glasses don’t get as easily knocked over and spill.
2) Prep Food In Advance For A Stain-Free Holiday
The holiday season includes a lot of meal prepping. This includes the chopping, dicing, sautéing, grating and slicing of lots of veggies and meats. If you are able to do all meal prepping the night before having guests over, the chancing of getting a stain on your garment is slim. By doing this, you are less likely to become overwhelmed with cooking and baking the day of.
Less stress=Less mess!
Holiday Food Prep
3) Hot Chocolate & Eggnog Stain
These delicious holiday beverages can leave behind some ugly stains on your clothing garments and even your rug during the holidays. If this happens, it’s super simple to care for the stains!
Hot Chocolate & Eggnog Cleaning Solution for a Stain-Free Surface:
All you need to do is mix two cups of warm water and liquid dish soap (one tbsp.). Then, sponge the solution into the stain and blot again with a dry microfiber cloth. However, if the stain persists, mix one cup of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Then, gently work through the stain. Afterwards, rinse the surface again with warm water and blot the remaining moisture with a dry microfiber cloth. If the stain is not coming off after these steps, be sure to contact Avon Cleaners for assistance.
Hot Chocolate & Eggnog
4) Cookie & Cake Frosting & Food Coloring Stain
While decorating your cakes and cookies with frosting and food coloring, chances are you may get a stain. Food coloring stains is one you definitely don’t want to mess with. You must treat these stains as soon as possible.
Cookie & Cake Frosting & Food Coloring Cleaning Solution for a Stain-Free Surface:
First, scrape the excess off with a knife or spoon so it doesn’t dry. Then, combine one cup of cool water, one tbsp. of white vinegar and one tsp. of liquid dish soap. Next, pour just enough to cover the stain. Allow the solution to soak for approximately 15 minutes. Then, take a white microfiber cloth dipped in cool water to blot away the solution along with the stain. However, if the stain remains, then make a solution of one cup warm water, one tbsp. ammonia and one tsp. liquid dish detergent, and that should do it! However, if it doesn’t, contact Avon Cleaners for further assistance!
Frosting & Food Coloring
5) Butter And Grease Stains- The Worst!
Unfortunately, butter and grease stains tend to stick around forever and are super hard to lift.
Butter & Grease Cleaning Solution for a Stain-Free Surface:
First, blot the stain immediately with a microfiber cloth. And, be sure to use salt to soak up whatever possible. Never rub the stain! Then, use dish soap (they’re made to lift grease) to spot-treat the stain. Rinse on the hottest setting, if possible. Some garments don’t do well in hot water, so always follow instructions on the care labels. If it’s not working, come to us! We are here to help.
Butter And Oil
Avon Cleaners Is Here To Help!
Avon Cleaners is here to help your family and friends keep warm during the holiday season and continue to clean your most favorite and loved garments. We want to ensure that you always have the proper resources at arm’s reach to deal with unwanted spills that may occur. Be sure to reach out to us with any questions that you may have about caring for your clothing garments or household items!