The holidays are upon us and our homes are bustling with activity and the energy of the season! With the children on holiday breaks, out of town guests arriving, a flurry of activity in the kitchen, and the seasonal wet weather, our carpets are likely looking a bit worn and dirty. While we can ignore a bit of dirt on the carpet, stains are a little harder to disguise. Maybe the stain is from an unfortunate glass of wine that fell off the coffee table or smashed piece of fudge embedded in the carpet fibers. Whatever the case, you definitely don’t want your guests to see the mess!
Like most businesses, carpet cleaners take time off during the holiday season. They tend to have modified schedules and limited appointments. So, unless you personally know an on-call carpet cleaner, you’ll likely have to wait for an appointment. So, what do you do if a carpet cleaner isn’t available at the last minute?
Don’t panic! We have a few inexpensive and simple solutions that will disguise the stain and alleviate your stress for your upcoming party, family get-together, or festive event.
- Purchase a patterned rug that you can place over the stain. It will not only add a little character to your room, it will temporarily hide the stain until you can get it removed.
- Place a piece of furniture over the stain. Obviously, this will depend on the location of the stain. Moving the couch six inches forward, the coffee table to the right, or an end table back a few inches could effectively hide a stain from view.
- Rearrange the furniture. Every room needs a little change every now and then. Use this unfortunate accident to try something new in your room.
These simple and inexpensive ideas should suffice until a professional carpet cleaner can come clean the carpet. Keep in mind that these solutions are temporary and it’s best to get the stain cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner as soon as possible. Baker’s Chem-Dry has flexible hours and service throughout the holiday season. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.