Thanksgiving Stain & Spill Solutions

Whether your Thanksgiving is a time to dress to impress, or a comfortable come-as-you-are soiree, nobody wants to remember their Turkey Day for an unforgettable stain to their favorite sweater or jacket! Accidents and spills will inevitably happen, but we’ve got you covered with a few tips on treating Thanksgiving stains and spills.

Wine: Whether it’s a deep red pinot noir or a crispy pinot grigio, don’t let a little spill ruin your night. A natural way to get the stain out is by adding table salt and letting it soak up the liquid from your garment. Carefully add hot water, and then throw it in the washer (with hot or warm water, depending on the fabric). If the wine spilled on a tablecloth or carpet, dab away any excess liquid and follow the same steps, finishing with a strong dish soap or KIDS ‘N’ PETS Instant All-Purpose Stain and Odor Remover.

Cranberry Sauce: First rule of thumb: don’t rub the cranberry sauce any further into your clothes! Lift up any pieces with a dull knife or spoon. Once it’s removed, mix cool water with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and gently dab at the area. If it’s an item of clothing, follow up by washing it as soon as you can.

Oil and Butter: Thanksgiving recipes often includes lots of olive oil and/or butter – or both! Whichever spill ends up occuring, don’t fret. KIDS ‘N’ PETS’ enzyme-based formula is perfect for breaking down fatty, greasy stains from oils, butter and gravy. Let it sit on the stain for several minutes before wiping away.

Sweet Potatoes and Yams: If you have a little one eating sweet potatoes with their hands, then you know that the orange-colored veggie will end up outside of their mouth! Simply scrape away any excess solids with a spoon, then rinse the fabric under cold running water. If it’s on carpet or other upholstery, add a little dish soap or laundry detergent. 

Lipstick: OK – this one’s not a food or drink to enjoy on Thanksgiving, but it’s just as important to know how to remove: Grandma’s kisses might leave a few marks on your cheeks, shirt collar or cloth napkins. The combination of dyes and oils can make them tough to get out right away. If you don’t have a make-up wipe or KIDS ‘N’ PETS nearby, add a little warm water and isopropyl alcohol to lift and remove the stain.