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Prepare for Thanksgiving Stains

How to Handle Holiday Messes

Thanksgiving stains

It’s the most delicious day of the year! While passing around dishes and serving up family favorites, there are bound to be some messes. You’re prepared for the worst of them all with this Thanksgiving stains guide.

How to Treat Common Thanksgiving Stains

Supplies You’ll Need

  • White cleaning cloths or paper towels
  • Cornstarch
  • Dish soap
  • White vinegar
  • White wine
  • Baking soda

Cranberry Sauce

Treat a cranberry sauce stain as soon as possible. Simply use a mixture of dish soap and cool water to clean up this stain. Dip your towel or paper towel in the solution and blot the stain until the entire stain has been removed.


If your carpet is now sporting a gravy spill, first scoop up as much as possible. Sprinkle cornstarch over the rest of the stain, and let it sit for approximately 10 minutes. Once the grease is soaked up into the cornstarch, vacuum the area. If there is still a stain after using cornstarch, make a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water, then blot at the area until the stain is gone.

Red Wine

There are multiple ways to handle a red wine stain. You can rub a baking soda and water paste into the affected area. You can also make a spray solution of vinegar, dish soap, and water, and blot with your towel. There’s another surprising method you can use: white wine. Spray it onto the stain and blot with a towel.

JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care Knows How to Handle Thanksgiving Stains and More.

If Thanksgiving has left your home with stubborn stains, JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care is here to help. We know just how to handle the sensitive surfaces of your home, whether your upholstery, carpets, or countertops are sporting Thanksgiving stains. When you call us, you can expect transparent pricing and on-time service. Plus, we won’t stop working until the project is completed to our high standards. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a service.