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Keeping your home clean during the holidays can be a challenge. If you have kids, or loads of relatives descending on you this Christmas, the chances are that there will be spillages, breakages or accidents at some point!

Over the next couple of weeks your rugs and carpets might take a bit of a battering. So, keep reading for all the carpet care tips and advice you need this Christmas.

How to get gravy out of carpet

No roast dinner is complete without a jug of gravy. So, if your Bisto boils over or your Oxo overflows, then here’s what to do to get rid of a gravy stain on your carpet:

  1. Blot the stain with kitchen towel to absorb any excess liquid.
  2. Apply 1001 Troubleshooter and wait for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  3. Massage the product into the stained area.
  4. Remove excess liquid with a dry cloth.
  5. Leave the area to dry, then vacuum.

Dealing with red wine and mulled wine stains on carpet

Whether you prefer a glass of Merlot or you like to get into the seasonal mood with a spiced milled wine, it only takes a nudge for a glass of red to end up on your carpet. So, if you need to know how to get red wine out of carpet:

  1. Blot the spill with a cloth or kitchen towel to absorb as much of the wine as you can.
  2. Apply 1001 Troubleshooter and wait for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  3. Massage the product into the stained area.
  4. Remove any excess liquid with a dry cloth
  5. Leave the area to dry, then vacuum.

How to remove cranberry sauce stains from carpet

Legend has it that cranberries were eaten at the first ever American Thanksgiving, and they are now a staple of a British Christmas dinner. If you need to get cranberry sauce out of your carpet:

  1. Remove any residue and as much of the ‘solids’ as you can.
  2. Blot the spill with a cloth or kitchen towel to absorb as much of the sauce as possible.
  3. Apply 1001 Troubleshooter and wait for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  4. Massage the product into the stained area.
  5. Remove excess liquid with a dry cloth
  6. Leave the area to dry, then vacuum.

How to get prosecco and champagne out of carpet

If you like a glass of bubbly at Christmas, you’re not alone. While it might not stain as much as red or mulled wine, you should still tackle any spill straight away. Here’s how to get prosecco, champagne or white wine out of carpet:

  1. Absorb as much of the prosecco, wine or champagne as you can with a cloth or kitchen towel.
  2. Apply 1001 Troubleshooter and wait for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  3. Massage the product into the stained area.
  4. Remove any excess liquid with a dry cloth
  5. Leave the area to dry, then vacuum.

Need to get rid of a chocolate stain? Carpet cleaning tips

A poll in 2017 found that eating chocolate for breakfast was Britain’s favourite thing about Christmas.

There are always loads of selection boxes and tins of choccies in the house at this time of year, and it’s easy for sticky fingers to end up staining your floors. Here’s how to get chocolate out of carpet:

  1. Blot up all residue with kitchen towel.
  2. Apply 1001 Troubleshooter and wait for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  3. Massage the product into the stained area.
  4. Remove excess liquid with a dry cloth
  5. Leave the area to dry, then vacuum.

How to get rid of reindeer droppings and other pet stains

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen (and Rudolph of course). These nine reindeer help Santa deliver all his presents on Christmas Eve, but they can occasionally leave a little present of their own. If you need to get a reindeer dropping (or other pet stain) out of your carpet, here’s how:

  1. Remove all solid residue from your carpet.
  2. Blot area with kitchen towel.
  3. Apply 1001 Pet Stain Remover and wait for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  4. Massage the product into the stained area.
  5. Remove excess liquid with a dry cloth
  6. Leave the area to dry, then vacuum.

Don’t forget that whatever the spill or stain, you should always test an inconspicuous area of carpet before use – and always wear rubber gloves.

All of us at 1001 hope you have a relaxing, enjoyable and clean Christmas!

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