Don’t cry over spilled milk.
Moms of food-flinging, fidgety babes know the adage all too well, and perhaps we can summon the strength to successfully dam the tears over a pool of milk on the table. But a raspberry smoothie splattered over beige carpet? That’s a different story altogether.
My friends, when you’re faced with a raspberry swirl carpet, there will be tears. Lots of them, I’m afraid. There will be tears and angry, furled fists from a sleepy infant while mom is dousing the stain with buckets of water and soaking it up with every single towel in the house. And raindrop tears from the remorseful guilty party who also wants another smoothie, but we’re fresh out of yogurt. And yes, there will be
monsoon-like crying a few sniffles from a tired mom, too, as she surveys the damage after spending 15 minutes on the sprawling, pink stain and seeing that it still looks like this:
You should have seen the curtains and walls, which were also splattered with smoothie.
I can just imagine how our real estate listing will read when we put our townhome up for sale: “Charming urban dwelling just minutes away from city amenities. Open downstairs floor plan allows for comfortable family living. Home boasts other great features like custom, Technicolor carpeting in the dining area. Carpet’s rainbow of colors spells urban chic.”
*Good news: After several more buckets of water, I effectively removed the raspberry hue from our carpet. Woo-hoo!
Now let me ask my fellow stain specialists out there, what do you find the most effective in removing stubborn stains on carpet, clothing, walls, or any other smudged source? Spill the beans (pun most certainly intended…forgive the bad mom humor).