Once the pudding (or pavlova!) has been served, all the presents have been unwrapped and the guests have gone home, your house will be left in a bit of a state!
If just looking at the mess has you stressed, take a deep breath and reflect on all the great moments you just shared with family and friends. Then, when you are ready, take a look at our tips on how to best tackle the post Christmas clean up.
Your favourite shirt, ruined by that splotch of grease. Your best tablecloth, forever stained by past dinner parties. It seems like everyone we know has had something ruined by a stain that just won’t go away.
Of course for spills and splatters, speedy action is the key to success. But even quick work doesn’t stop some from staining. Which is why we have compiled a list of hints to help your remove just about any type of stain from fabric.
Of course remember to always read the manufacturer’s care label and test on a hidden part of the fabric first.
Let’s face it, carpet feels great underfoot but can be the most difficult of all home surfaces to keep clean.
Which is why we have put together an exhaustive list of how to clean many types of carpet stains.
The best tip of course is speedy action on the spill, splatter or stain. If you always keep a bottle of soda water in your cupboard, this is your first port of call for many accidents, as the bubbles will work in your favour to help to lift fresh spills straight away. At the end, pat dry with paper towel to avoid water marks.
There’s nothing better than the feel of a deep pile carpet under foot. But if you got down on your hands and knees and took a real close look at the fibres of your carpet you’d probably never walk on it again.
Carpets harbour dust, which comes from a variety of sources. And if you have pets and children you will already know that this just exacerbate the level of dirt and dust. It that it settles on your carpet and walking on it buries it deep in between the fibres.
Sweeping is clearly the first step to better pavement health before undertaking a roving assessment of stains. These stains need to be identified correctly to ensure the right treatment, or else they can end up being even harder to remove.