Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

Non-Toxic And Natural Ways To Remove Common Cat Stains From Your Carpet And Upholstery


According to the Humane Society of the United States, approximately 42.9 million American households own at least one cat. If you're a proud cat owner, you know how much joy having your furry family member can bring. Unfortunately, aside from the daily chore of cleaning out the litter box, the one downside to owning a cat is the potential for smelly, hard-to-remove stains. From urine to vomit, here are a few natural, non-toxic ways for you to eliminate some common cat stains from your carpets and upholstery:

Eliminating Urine Odors

Far and away, cat urine is one of the most distinct and noxious odors and one of the toughest to completely eliminate. If you've tried everything, here is a way for you to get rid of cat urine stains from your carpet and upholstered furniture once and for all:

  1. If the stain is fresh, begin by blotting it out of the carpet or upholstery with a paper towel. Don't rub at the stain because this will only work it further into the carpet or upholstery fibers. If the stain is older and already dried out, skip this step.
  2. Create a mixture of equal parts lukewarm water and white vinegar. Add a generous amount of baking soda and a few drops of lemon juice. The juice will help overpower the urine smell while you are cleaning it up.
  3. Soak a rag with the mixture and begin gently blotting at the stain. Continue to blot at the stain until it is completely eliminated. If the stain won't budge and you still smell urine, add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the mixture. Once again, soak a rag with the mixture and blot at the stain.
  4. Once the stain is completely eliminated, rinse the newly clean area with plain water. Cover the damp section of carpet or upholstery with a dry towel or a piece of paper towel. Place a book or other weighted object onto the towel and leave it there for several hours. This will help soak up any remaining liquid.

Getting Rid of Vomit Stains

Whether your furry friend is sick, got into something it shouldn't have or simply had a hairball, if you are a cat owner, you will wind up cleaning vomit off your carpet or favorite upholstered chair at some point. Luckily, there is a simple way to eliminate a vomit stain without feeling a little queasy yourself. Here's how:

  1. Begin by covering the entire affected area with a thick layer of baking soda. If you can't stomach the sight or smell of cat vomit, this is a great solution because the baking soda will begin to soak up both the liquid and the odor right away. Allow the baking soda to remain for a few hours.
  2. After a few hours of soaking up the smell and liquid of the cat vomit, slip on a pair of rubber gloves and carefully scrape off and pick up the chunks of vomit. Once you have the bulk of the chunks eliminated, create a mixture of liquid dish soap, club soda and white vinegar. Soak a rag with the mixture and begin dabbing at the stain. Continue to dab at it—once again, don't rub—until the stain is completely eliminated.
  3. Once the stain is gone, rinse off the area with plain water. Cover the area with a towel or paper towel and weigh it down to soak up the liquid.

Your cats complete your household, and just like the other members of your family, they will leave behind nasty stains. If you have a particularly difficult stain that simply won't come out, try these solutions. If you still can't get the stains out, it's time to contact a company like Boss Systems Carpet Cleaning for assistance. 


14 December 2016