Is not a mess, its a memory – Wedding messes

blogimage_11_08_13Its not a mess, it’s a memory!
Weddings are a joyous occasion filled with love, new beginnings, family, friends, food and dancing. With all of these forces combined there are bound to be a few “party fouls”. The most common that I have seen and are the toughest to remove are tomato sauce and cake stains. Below I will share my secret ways to remove these unwanted disasters.

Tomato Sauce:
1st method:

1. Start by blotting the mess, never rub
2. If possible, run the stained area under running water hitting the back of the stain.
3. Carefully blot liquid detergent onto the stain.
4. Launder according to directions.

2nd Method:
1. Sponge the mess with cold water, starting at the center and gently stroking outwards.
2. Sponge the stain with lemon juice or rub with a slice of a lemon.
- If the fabric is white (like a wedding dress) you can use white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide in place of the lemon.
3. Apply water and blot away as much of the liquid as possible.
4. Allow the area to dry.
5. If the stain remains and if possible, soak the fabric for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 quart warm water, ½ teaspoon liquid dishwashing detergent and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
6. Rinse with water.

Cake Stains

1st Method:
1. Scrape frosting away from clothing.
2. Pour heavy duty laundry detergent directly onto the stain and gently rub into the fabric.
3. Wash immediately, following laundering directions.

2nd Method:
1. Scrape frosting away from clothing.
2. Mix 1 part dishwashing liquid with 10 parts water.
3. Apply directly to the stain.
4. Blot the mixture to help penetrate the stain.
5. Let solution rest for 5-10 minutes.
6. Rinse with water.

Now that you have some tips that will help save you a trip to the dry cleaners, go and have a fantastic time celebrating (without the fear or running our clothes)! If you have any additional stain removal tips, please feel free to share!

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4 Responses to Is not a mess, its a memory – Wedding messes

  1. Natalie McKenzie says:

    I just purchased and received a Haans Multipurpose Complete to replace a Shark which lasted about a year. I was so excited to get back to a fresh steam cleaned home. I opted to replace the Shark handheld steamer with this because I could use on everything without having to hold both the unit and hose so the extra cost seemed worth it to me. I recently broke my back and anything to make life easier after recovery. I must say the unit is wonderful for that. Have to only hold the hose while unit sits on the floor is great. Today I opened the box after receiving it a few days back. I found a few accessories were missing not a problem I figured I could get the jobs done anyways since HAAN supplies so many. After using it for a very short time just one fill the unit stopped working. Power and ready light are on but it has no pressure I can hear the water just making noise in the tank because it is not default shutting off as I’m sure I read it should in the manual. I’m sad to report my disappointment with my whole experience with it. I haven’t even had time to send the warranty card in. I’m thinking perhaps I was shipped one that had been returned since it had missing accessories. I wish I could just take and return but since my injury I can’t drive so this was order via internet. I thought your company would want to know how the product is working. I would review with one star good concept having unit on floor and the many purposes but if it doesn’t work it’s all for nothing.
    Thank you,
    Natalie

  2. Lynne says:

    Another mess that happened to me was a lipstick stain from a guest. I sprinkled some talcum powder on it and it covered the stain . . . and saving the day!

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