Imagine that you just spilled your favorite white shirt with red wine. You panic, right? We’ve all experienced this. We’ll get into the details of The Best Carpet Cleaners North Shore to help you save your beloved garment.

Firstly, different fabrics require different care. Cotton is a forgiving fabric. It’s the Labrador in fabrics, loyal and easy going. You can wash it with some detergent and be done. But wool? Wool is a different animal. In hot water, wool shrinks more than a cheap sweatshirt. The key is to use cold water and handle the sweater gently.

Silk, oh silk! Silk is the diva among textiles. You can hand-wash the silk with mild soap and cold water, or take it to an expert cleaner. You don’t want silk to ruin your heart, so you should never try it yourself.

The problem with stains is that they are a different animal. Coffee spilled on your couch? Do not rub the stain, but blot it with a soft cloth. Rub the stain with a clean cloth. Don’t rub! Mix vinegar and water to remove most stains. It’s magic in a jar.

Baking soda is a magic ingredient. This kitchen staple works wonders to remove odors from fabrics. Sprinkle it on your mattress or carpet, allow it to sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum up. Voila! Fresh as daisies.

Have you ever read the fancy labels on your clothing? These labels aren’t just for decoration. Dry clean only means just that. Don’t risk it by washing it, you’ll regret it.

This old trick is from Grandma: lemon juice and sunlight will naturally bleach stains from white fabrics. Apply lemon juice directly to the stain, then lay the fabric in direct sunlight.

Do you have the laundry blues? Sort your laundry according to color and fabric type in order to avoid dye transfer or piling. Mesh bags are great for bras, lace and delicate items.

If you love your jeans, but don’t like to wash them (guilty), then try freezing them! Put them in a bag with a ziplock and put them in the freezer for 1-2 hours to kill bacteria.

It can be frustrating to deal with pet hair, especially if Fido likes to lounge on your favorite chair. The rubber glove will do wonders. Simply run your hands over the fabric and you’ll be able to easily pick up pet hair.

Have you ever noticed how towels become less fluffy over time? You can add some vinegar to the rinse cycle from time-to-time to keep your towels soft and absorbent, without having them treated with chemical fabric softeners.

Let’s also not forget ironing, or avoid it as much as possible! Use a steamer to quickly touch up wrinkles and hang clothes immediately after washing.

Remember the days when you would put anything and everything in your pockets? You name it: coins, candy wrappers! Check pockets before washing clothes. Nothing ruins laundry more than gum stuck to the fabric!

Do your kids treat their clothes as if they were canvases for art? If you have crayon marks on your clothes, iron the paper towel over them and wait until the wax is transferred onto the towel. Then wash any remaining color residue.

Storage is also important! Use breathable garment bags to store seasonal clothing instead of plastic ones that trap moisture and lead to mold growth.

Next time you have a stubborn stain or an unexpected spill, remember these tips and tricks. They will cover you better than Grandma’s bedtime quilt!

Have a great time cleaning!

Ultra Brite Carpet & Tile Cleaning North Shore
79-83 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
(02) 8015 5143