Old School Cleaning Tips and Ideas for Businesses and Families
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Old School Cleaning Tips and Ideas for Businesses and Families

Keeping your home or business clean can be challenging, but over the years of keeping a shop clean and cleaning my house, I have learned a lot about cleaning. I've learned how to clean in order to impress clients, and I've learned how to keep my house clean in spite of children bringing in dirt and mess all the time. I love to write so decided to start this blog. Here, I am going to share a range of cleaning tips with an emphasis on the "old school", homemade or natural tips. However, sometimes, truthfully, you need chemicals and professionals so I will also delve into those topics. Thanks for reading and good luck with cleaning.


Old School Cleaning Tips and Ideas for Businesses and Families

Useful method on how to remove red wine stains from your carpet

Marta Vicente

You may be having a social gathering or party where there are many people drinking wine or you may be on your own, unwinding after a long day at work with a glass of red wine in your hand. Either way, spillages can and will happen; it's only a matter of time.

People can accidentally knock over glasses or perhaps get bumped into, resulting in the wine tipping out of the glass. While it is hard to prevent these accidents from occurring, there are some ways in which you can be prepared when it does happen. If you can act fast and nip the stain in the bud, you have a great chance of having no permanent blemishes on your carpet.

White wine is not as big of a deal, as it normally blends into the carpet, but red wine will stand out like a sore thumb. Here is some advice on how to effectively clean your carpet when red wine has been spilled on it.

Take into consideration any special requirements

Certain types of carpet have individual requirements due to the material they are made from. This means that you may not be able to use certain detergents and cleaning products to clean up the red wine spill.

If you do not know if the carpet has any special requirements, you should find out by contacting a professional or researching it online. This will help you prevent the carpet's dye from running and causing visible damage to the material.


The moment you find out that red wine has hit your carpet; you should be in action mode. Grab a clean towel (you don't want to accidentally use a dirty towel and cause more damage and stains to the carpet) and start by blotting the stain.

Using this method, try to remove as much of the red wine stain as possible without scrubbing into the carpet.  If you start scrubbing, you will simply be making matters worse as this will only send the stain further into the carpet, making it harder to remove.

Use special solutions

When you have soaked up the wine as best you can, you should proceed to use some specific detergents that are suitable for your carpet. You should always keep these stocked in your house for such an emergency. Before applying the solution to the entire stain, test it out on a small patch of carpet first in order to ensure that it won't leave a mark.

You should follow the directions on the product and you should be able to get all of the stain out with a bit of elbow grease. If you can't get the stain out by yourself, cleaning services that utilize chem dry technology can help get out that wine stain.