Post-Valentine's Day Housecleaning Tips

Here’s a Post-Valentine’s Day House Cleaning Guide

Post-Valentine's Day Housecleaning Tips
Prepare ahead of time to tackle these pesky typical Valentine’s Day mishaps

Are you still frantically shopping around for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? House cleaning should be on your shortlist. A clean house without any work is almost anyone’s love language. However, if you’re still maintaining your quarantine bubble, having a house cleaning service may not be in the cards for you yet. That’s understandable, and a private dinner at home is romantic as well. Don’t let stains ruin the romance of that perfect night in that you’re planning. Prepare ahead of time to tackle these pesky typical Valentine’s Day mishaps, so you can remain cool, calm, and collected. 

Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti makes a great romantic meal. There aren’t many more iconic romantic meals than Lady, the Tramp, and their spaghetti, and it doesn’t hurt that spaghetti is easy to prepare, even if you’re a novice cooker at best. Once the sauce gets on anything fabric, the stains are a problem, however. To tackle those, mix a tablespoon of liquid dish soap into 2 cups of cool water and apply it to the stain. Blot with a clean, dry cloth, absorbing the liquid and the staining sauce out of the fabric until the stain is gone.

Cleaning up the Red, Red Wine on Valentine’s Day

Red wine stains easily, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Start by sprinkling salt on the spill to soak up any excess liquid, or use a dry cloth to soak it up. Rinse the stained fabric with club soda or white wine and then with cool water. On clothing, you may want to rinse the whole garment. On carpeting and furniture, apply the rinsing liquid slowly and blot away quickly so that it doesn’t soak in too much, 


Chocolate is pretty easy to remove once it hardens, and you can hurry that process along with an ice cube. Rub the ice over the chocolate and then scrape the hardened chocolate up with a spoon. Blot the stain with cool water to finish removing it.

Cleaning up the Candle Wax on Valentine’s Day

Like removing chocolate, wax should be allowed to cool and then scraped off as the first step. Once a decent bulk of the wax is removed, use your iron and a clean cloth to remove the remaining residue. The clean cloth between the iron and the wax stain uses the iron to heat the remaining wax, so the cleaning cloth pulls it out of the fabric. Remember to shift the cloth to use a clean surface each time you apply the iron.

Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Residential Cleaning!

Are you looking for professional cleaners to take care of the chores for you? Misty Clean is here to help! Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different residential cleaning services than the next. It’s important to hire a professional cleaning company that can customize their services to your needs, rather than paying for services you don’t need. Whether you need the carpet deep cleaned or you’re looking for the entire home to be sanitized, Misty Clean can help. If you’re ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.


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