Every homeowner wants their home to always look it's very best. However, with the busy lives, we all lead nowadays, this can often seem easier in theory than it is in practice. Finding the time to keep your home spotlessly clean can be challenging and when you do find the time to clean, it’s not unusual to only have time for a simple surface clean. While giving your home a quick tidy now and then will help to keep it looking neat, it will not help when it comes to dealing with stains, especially stubborn ones. In fact, failing to tackle stains as soon as they occur can often lead to them becoming more set-in and much more difficult to remove as time goes on.
To keep your home stain-free, you need to make sure that you deal with spills and stains as soon as they happen. Having the right tools and cleaning agents at your disposal is key. A high-quality carpet shampooer, some spray bottles, rags, plenty of white vinegar, baking soda, washing up liquid and a sturdy scrubbing brush should all be present in your home cleaning kit. However, even if you have all the tools and magic potions, you still need to know exactly how to get rid of those stubborn household stains as soon as they happen. Every stain needs to be handled a little differently so knowledge really is important. Once you have dealt with a stain effectively, it’s worth writing down exactly what you did to tackle it. Over time you will build up a notebook of detailed information that will help you to deal with just about any stain you come across so your home always looks it's very best.
Let’s take a look at some useful tips to help you keep your home spot and stain free moving forward.
Clean Carpets Regularly
No matter how hard you try, your carpets will get dirty over time. What’s more, once that dirt settles in, it can be very challenging to return your carpets to their former glory. Encouraging your family to take their shoes off when they are in carpeted rooms of your home will certainly help, however, this won’t solve the issue of your carpets becoming worn and dirty over time. The best solution is to clean your carpets regularly either by yourself or by hiring a professional to do the work for you.
Eliminate Pet Stains
When you have pets in your home, naturally, there will be some extra mess to deal with. No matter how well trained your pets are, the reality is that from time to time there will be an accident. Whether they don’t make it outside on time, they knock over their food bowl or they get excited and start jumping around the house with no regard for where they are swinging their tails, there’s always a greater chance of stains when pets are involved. Pay extra attention to stains in your home and stay on your toes when you have pets as they won’t be able to tell you what they have done!
Freshen Up Your Tiles
Tile and grouting can become very dated and dingy looking over time if it is not looked after properly. In more severe cases mould can develop on your tiles which can impact the health of you and your family. There are countless products that you can use to ensure that your tiles and grouting always look fresh and clean. If you don’t want to splash out on expensive products, try mixing vinegar with hot water in a spray bottle, apply it to your tiles, leave it to sit for thirty minutes and then rinse. You might be surprised at just how bright and clean your tiles look.
Upholstery And Furniture
If your furniture and upholstery are stained, you need to take action fast. Whether you have spilt food, drink or anything else on your furniture, the longer you leave it, the more it will set in and the more difficult it will be to remove the stains. While using a professional service is generally the best solution for stubborn stains, having your furniture professionally cleaned can be expensive. Instead, try mixing equal parts white vinegar and warm water and then blot the fabric carefully. After a few minutes, wipe the stain away with a clean microfibre cloth. If this solution doesn’t work, you might need to turn to the professionals as continuing to work on it yourself can cause the stain to seep in deeper.
Keep Your Home Stain Free And Looking Great
If you want your home to remain stain-free, you need to ensure that you take action quickly when you notice stains around your house. Whether you have stains on your carpets, furniture or your tiles, by following the tips outlined above, you can take the necessary steps to remove these stains quickly and restore your home to its best in no time.