Sometimes you come across a stain so stubborn that you’re convinced no matter what product you use; it won’t ever come out. That’s why I decided to create this article for you today.
This gets even worse if you have children running around all of the time because as everyone knows kids can be extremely messy. Of course hiring a professional cleaner to take care of these stains is a very costly approach. So with that said, I’ve decided to compile all of my top cleaning tips into one mega article. Hopefully, it saves you some money and helps bring your stress levels back to normal again.
The first thing we’ll tackle is water marks and mold buildup which are probably the most common stains to appear in a bathroom.
I’ve got good news though, because they are much easier to deal with than you might at first believe. To remove them without any hassle you can use this homemade cleaner.
Here’s how to make it: You take 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1 part water, then simply add these two ingredients to a spray bottle and give it a good shake. Find any moldy areas of your bathroom or kitchen and spray the solution all over it. After 45 minutes, you can come back and wipe down the area with a damp cloth. All the mold will come off easily. Wash it down with water afterwards to make sure the hydrogen peroxide has been fully removed.
Chewing gum stuck to carpets is another thing that can be very tricky to remove. Fortunately, I have another natural remedy up my sleeve to tackle this challenge. The answer is creamy peanut butter. The oil in the peanut butter reacts with the gum, and it makes it much less sticky and much easier to remove.
Now the last stain I’ll help you to get rid of is that dreaded red wine spill. Speed is of the essence here. The quicker you can get to it, the better. Start by blotting it with a cloth or kitchen towel. Never rub it, as this will just cause the stain to be even more difficult to remove. My go-to solution is to pour club soda on top of the spill.
After you’ve blotted away the excess liquid, you can then pour generous amounts of salt over it and leave it overnight. The salt soaks up any of the wine that remains. That should be all you need to get your carpet or rug clean again.
However, if the stain has had a chance to dry in, then you may find the above solutions don’t work very well and that is when you need to take out the big guns.
If this is the case, then I have one last powerhouse homemade cleaner to try.
Here it is: Mix two parts of hydrogen peroxide with one part of dish washing soap. Simply pour the mixture over the stain and let it do its thing for a while. Then after about five minutes add a little more of the solution. Keep adding more and more until the stain disappears as if by magic! Do not be tempted to scrub or dab it at all, this will just do more harm than good.
I sincerely hope that my tips have helped you out. I know that I’ve used these three methods many times myself personally, and so I stand by their effectiveness. Why not write me a comment below and let me know how they work for you.