Let’s face it, some people just can’t hold their eggnog! Whether it’s over-indulging in the spiked punch, undercooked Christmas Turkey, or too many sweets, many a holiday party involves an unwanted christening of the new carpet or couch.
No need to fear your home will stink for the rest of the new year if you keep a bottle of Odoban and Tide Hygienic Clean on standby! Odoban not only removes the smell, it kills the germs that are causing the stink in the first place.
While real carpet cleansers are designed to foam less, Tide’s incredible stain fighting power is great on any fabric fiber, including carpet and upholstery—as long as you use it sparingly. Their new hygienic formula can free up even the most stubborn organic soils.
First, scoop up the rough stuff with some paper towels. Next, mix up a bowl of hot water and drizzle of Tide, grab a microfiber towel, and plunge it into the water, then wring it out. Scrub the offending area till it’s visibly clean, and blot dry with a towel (step on them to force water out of the padding).
Then mix up a bowl of Odoban (follow manufacturer instructions) and blot it onto the area and let it sit at least 20 minutes before drying the area again with more towels. Finally, run a fan in the room till the stain air dries, leaving it fresh as a daisy (carpet padding holds onto water, so run the fan longer than you think).