The festive season is almost upon us and that means plenty of parties, unscheduled family drop-ins and late nights perfecting the beloved Christmas Pud. But, with all the festive traditions we love comes an increase in spills, smells, and stains from one too many glasses of mulled wine, overexcited pets and intense chocolate consumption. And that is just the start of stains aplenty.
This year you can keep your home looking fresh and smelling clean thanks to BISSELL’s carpet cleaning solutions which will happily tackle the 12 stains of Christmas…
How to tackle the 12 stains of Christmas
If like us, December is all about gorging on chocolate coins, selection boxes and Quality Street, you’re likely to have more than one occasion wherein a flurry to hide just how much of the Christmas chocolate you’ve succumbed to, it’s trodden into the carpet or squished into the sofa.
Glitter and Glue
Christmas means the kids are off school and they need entertaining – why not get them crafting cards and decorations for the home? Unfortunately, with that comes the threat of glue, glitter, and paint being splatted everywhere, including your carpets and rugs.
Chicken, beef or vegetable; whatever the flavour one thing is true – gravy is amazing! Although less so when an overexcited kitchen helper accidentally knocks the jug onto the floor and Grandma’s special recipe is wolfed down by the dog…
…Which brings us on to dog urine. Bless our furry little friends who sometimes work themselves up into such a frenzy they leave us a little extra present.
Nothing beats a real Christmas tree but with children pulling off chocolates, the heating on high and a lack of water it’s sometimes not long before our beloved tree starts dropping pine needles all over the floor and oh! can they be spikey to stand on. What’s more, pine needles secrete Tannin which can leave behind an ugly stain on wood floors.
A warm glass of mulled wine is definitely one of the best bits of Christmas. That is until you have one too many and end up with half of it seeping into your cream carpets or soaking into your wooden floors…eek!
The aftermath of all that mulled wine…
Although at the time a couple of bottles of mulled wine might have seemed like a good idea, the hangover it brings is a lot less fun. This year you needn’t worry if you don’t quite make it to the bathroom, even if the in-laws are on their way over!
Cranberry sauce is a Christmas favourite for accompanying turkey, poultry, game, and cheese. Whatever way you’re planning on eating yours this year, you won’t have to live with a constant reminder of your feast should any fall off your plate and onto the floor.
Fat and grease
Both essential for a traditional slap up Christmas dinner, they might taste great smothered into your roast potatoes but on the floor can leave a nasty stain.
Mud, puddles and grass stains
After hours of eating, the post-Christmas dinner walk is essential for working off those extra roast potatoes. However, you’ll always have one relative who’ll forget to leave their wellies by the door leaving a trail of dirty footprints through the house.
For those who prefer a traditional tipple at Christmas, eggnog is a delicious treat but can lead to some disastrous dance moves around the house! Although fun, this is likely to cause a spill or two and we all know how horrible stale milk can smell if left to soak into the floor.
It’s not only children, in-laws, and pets who can create a mess at Christmas. The big jolly chap who pops down the chimney on Christmas Eve (or your other half who pretends to!) can also leave a path of soot and dust. At least this year you can quickly clean the floors before the children work out where, or should we say who, the footprints lead to!
If you’re worried about seeing one or all of these stains this Christmas, you needn’t be. Thanks to BISSELL’s new handheld Stain Eraser you can enjoy the cordless convenience and a concentrated formula perfect for tackling pesky spills and stains, leaving you with more time to indulge with the family.