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Holiday season carpet cleaning tips for your carpet

Amanda Sobkowicz's picture
Carpet Cleaning during holiday

For those of you with children going trick or treating we all know what a mess candy can be. Here are some tips on how to get those tricky, spooky stains left over from the kiddos out of your carpet.

Hard candy

Start with moistening candy with cold water in order to dissolve the sugar. After candy starts to loosen pull the large pieces of candy out of the carpet, slowly you don’t want to pull the carpet. Apply a stain remover to get the stain left behind. I recommend oxy clean. Spray over stain let dissolve for a couple of minutes then go over with a wet towel soaked in cold water. You may also use white vinegar for a more natural approach.

Oh and let’s not forget Halloween make up:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of dishwashing soap mixed with 1 cup of warm water.
  • Let soap set in and go back over stain with a wet wash cloth.


The big holiday feast. You may scramble for time, cooking that big holiday dinner can be very stressful and messy. Here are a few tips to get those food stains out of your carpet.

How To Clean Gravy From Carpet

Scoop up what you can without rubbing it into the carpet. Sprinkle either baking soda or corn starch over the stain. Sponge the stain with a dry cleaning solvent Blot stain area until the solvent has been completely absorbed Repeat if needed

How To Clean Wine From Carpet

Mix one part of hand dishwashing detergent with two parts hydrogen peroxide. Sponge on and blot off. Rinse thoroughly.

Cranberry Sauce:

Blot with cold water immediately and add laundry detergent or dish soap to stain area and let soak for a few minutes. Go over stain and blot with a wet-cold cloth or paper towel.


Between the baking, decorating and family visiting you can be left with a huge mess. But don’t stress here are some tips to get rid of those not so jolly stains.

Christmas Tree

If you’ve had a real tree before you may have experienced your Christmas tree leaving a ring stain on your carpet. Mix a paste of powdered laundry detergent and club soda and, using a stiff brush, work the paste into the carpet and then rinse away. You can also try a gel hand sanitizer, work into carpet and rinse away with cold water.

How To Clean Chocolate From Carpet

Blot stain with cold water using a paper towel or wash cloth. Apply a small amount of laundry detergent to area and rub the stain in a circular motion, let detergent sit for a few minutes to absorb. Rinse area with cold water. Repeat if needed.

How to Clean Coffee/Hot Chocolate From Carpet

Gently blot stain with a dry cloth or paper towel. Pour about a cup of cold water over the stain. Mix two cups of lukewarm water with ¼ cup of lemon juice. Add a bit of liquid dishwashing detergent to the mix as well. Apply solution to a damp sponge. Begin at the outside of the coffee stain and gently rub in a circular motion, working your way to the inside of the stain.

Rinse with cold water.

Amanda Sobkowicz from Carpet Connection.

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