Holiday parties are in full swing and so are your amazing holiday party outfits! We know the careful selection and planning that goes into the perfect party look and ladies, we do not want you risking anything this season on your look. That’s why we have gathered a few tips for some easy fixes to some common stains we see at parties. Keep this list handy if you end up running into a stain this season.
Barbeque sauce and Chocolate: We can’t say no to the mini meatballs or mini sausages cooked in a delicious barbeque sauce mixture and don’t even get us started on our love for chocolate! As soon as you spot the stain, clean up any excess sauce, working from the back of the garment or stain, flush with cold water. If you are near a washing machine, pre-treat with a liquid laundry detergent and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse the stain well and continue as needed until you have removed most of the stain. If the stain still remains, pre-treat with a stain remover and toss in the laundry. If stain remains, continue the process before drying.
Red Wine: Cheers to a glass of vino or red colored cocktail, but tears for the stains they can leave. If you have a spill of this drink, first and foremost, dab the stain with a paper towel or towel to absorb as much liquid as possible. DO NOT rub it. Our favorite option is to add salt to the stain by spreading it liberally over the stain, let it dry and wash with cold water. This also works for stains on a rug or upholstery if needed.
Coffee: we do a lot of cuddling up with this warm favorite this season! If you accidentally dribble a bit on you, soak up the remaining liquid with a napkin or paper towel, rinse the stain with cold water for 3-5 minutes. Find some dishwashing liquid or hand soap and lightly blot the stain with the liquid and let dry for a bit before washing.
Dry clean only items: Be careful with your delicate and unfortunately you may have to wait out the stain on some of these items. Blotting will be your best bet as other options involving water, soap or other additives could harm the fabrics on these items.
As with all clothing or upholstery, be sure to follow any directions on the tags or cleaning recommendations listed on the items before experimenting with any other options.