It is that time of year when we bring out the good china, the decorations and get ready to celebrate family and friends.
This weekend (Oct 12-15) is Canadian Thanksgiving and with that great turkey feast comes spills and extra traffic to your rugs. It is impossible stop spills from happening, but with a few tips it can make it easier to remove them and help them not to become permanent.
Here is some spill treatment tips:
- Dry white cotton towels are your best-friends for absorbing spills. Also blot the spills DO NOT rub the spills.
- Dry oatmeal and salt are also good absorbers of wet spills. Please don’t use baking soda, it can yellow wool.
- Another good tip to have a separate serving area and have the dining table for eating. We all know how full the table gets with all the dishes of food. Having separate tables for food dishes and eat may cut down on spill accidents.
Pets are another good source of spills during family gatherings. Keeping them away from the food can be tough, but too much turkey and fixings can cause them upset stomachs and with that comes the possibility of accidents.
When spills do happen keep the clean up simple with plain water, white cotton towels, dabbing, and staying clear of miracle spot cleaners and cleaners not made specifically for area rugs. For drink spills, especially red wine and coffee , keep the area damp until you can get your rug professionally cleaned, which should be with in 24-48 hours.
The longer a spill is on your rugs, the more likely it will become permanent.
Have a happy and spill free Thanksgiving Canadian and American alike.
Thanks for reading, RugloverMary