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Top spot cleaning methods that people often forget – Part 1

Top spot cleaning methods that people often forgetThere are plenty of cleaning techniques and ways to make your furnishing look like new. The following tips include some great highlights that people often forget. Whether it is a spot cleaning of the tiles in the bathroom or spot cleaning of spills of coffee over the carpet – there is a perfect homemade detergent for every spot.

  1. Let`s take coffee spills, tomato sauce and other kitchen grease for example. They are persistent spots, which usually get deep into the base of the fibers and thus – simply vacuuming is not enough. That`s why a great idea is to spot clean with a homemade detergent. From the variety of DIY detergents – choose wisely the perfect one for the soiled object. Spots on carpets and rugs can be treated with just hot water, shampoo and powder laundry detergent. Then, blot and rinse thoroughly with clean water and finish by dabbing only with a clean cloth. Some spots onto leathery upholstered objects should be cleaned by just hot water and rubbing alcohol.

2. Domestic cleaning techniques are essential. People often make mistakes such as dabbing right onto the spot or wiping off the excess right after applying the detergent solution. The right way is to let the solution soak for a few minutes, while in some cases like treating truly heavy stains with a homemade detergent – you should leave the detergent to overnight to dissolve completely the stain. Another problem occurs when you rub or dab the entire stain. In this way, you risk spreading out the dirt onto a greater area of the carpet. Start cleaning and rubbing from the edges of the spot with circling motions, then continue to the center of the spot and finish by dabbing with a fresh clean towel. Rinse with another clean towel and water to ensure a complete elimination of the dislodged dirt.

3. After the spot cleaning – deodorize with a foamy compound that includes shampoo. The scent of the shampoo eliminates or at least reduces the odor from pets on sofas, chairs and carpets. In the meantime, you can add a tiny amount of rubbing alcohol to the water with shampoo in order to complement the cleaning effect.

We’ll post part of this instalment in a couple of weeks! In the meantime, if you have any cleaning requirements that you can’t deal with, why not contact The Organised Cleaning Company on 020 7458 4433, drop us a line at or check out or website and submit a quote request via our website – we’ll be happy to help!

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