Hosting a party at your home is quite a hectic work. The hosts put a lot of effort into planning a party from arranging drinks and food to cleaning the house, but if your carpets aren’t ready for the party, then the guests will have something to criticize about. But don’t worry in this article we will not only help you to make your carpets get ready for any party but also provide you with some amazing tips for party-proofing your carpets.
Step by step procedure for party-proofing the carpets:
Before the party, have your carpets cleaned professionally. But if it is an impromptu party, no need to panic. Firstly vacuum the carpets, if you observe any stains just try to hide them by placing any piece of furniture or changing the orientation of the carpet such that the stain is not visible or covering the carpet with some rug, trust me it does not look awkward. But if the stain is in such a place that it is visible, then contact your cleaning service before trying any DIY tricks because each carpet fabric is unique as the stain is.
So, it is always better to contact the cleaning service and find out what can be done in such a short span. A clean carpet is not only having a stain-free one but also having a fresh carpet. So, after vacuuming the carpet just spray some disinfectant over the carpet to sanitize it and some natural fragrance so that your carpets smell good too. If it is summer, you can just hang your carpets in the sun for some time so that it gives a fresh fragrance to your carpets
Mark the territories:
Yes, you’ve heard it right, whilst you’re planning the party it is better to divide the party area into zones such as food section, drinks section, and so on. If it’s your kid’s birthday party that you are planning please keep the carpet area out-of-bounds because kids can cause spillage and you can’t afford to lose your carpets for some soda or ketchup. One can even use baby gates to keep children out of the carpet area. It’s always advisable to take away the carpets where food and drinks are kept
A house party means a lot of shoes enter into your home and with those shoes, a lot of dirt comes into your homes. These dust particles along with them bring allergies and infections. The carpets are known as the filter or trap for dust particles, that is the dust that enters your house gets accumulated on your carpets, and with that many germs incubate in it. So, to prevent this you can always install doormats at the entrance. The doormats collect the dust off the shoes before they enter the house. Thus, protects your carpets from getting dirty
Shoes- the bad boy of the carpet:
Yes, undoubtedly shoes play the role of an antagonist in the story of any carpet. And in a party scenario many shoes mostly the dirty ones lurk around your carpets, so what can be done to keep shoes away from carpets? Here are some ideas, before the party begins, instill signs saying leave the footwear before entering the house. But this is not possible in every situation, because while dressing up people consider shoes to complete their looks. This is could be done in the time of small family get-togethers over in the holidays seasons. Keeping shoe racks at the door, this is a symbolic way of asking guests to leave shoes at the door.
But, if you are so particular that you don’t want any dirty shoes in your home, there are two simple but effective ways, one is throwing a slipper party, in this case, your guests can come from their home in shoes upon arriving your home they can switch into slippers, the other way is getting a shoe protecting covers. The shoe protecting covers and disperser is easily available on any e-commerce sites and are quite budget-friendly, but with the benefits they provide they are worth a shot
Carpet protector- a savior to your carpets:
In case none of the above protective measures are not possible you can resort to this option. There are many kinds of carpet protectors. Some come in the form of plastic or vinyl films, which protects the carpets from spillage, some are in the form of rugs or some fabric which gets dirty but doesn’t allow the carpet to get dirty, these type of carpet protectors can be washed in the regular washing machine itself.
There is also the adhesive type of carpet protector but it is not ideal for woolen carpets as they tend to damage the fabric. Now a -days in the market they are also some spray-on carpet protectors that claim to protect the carpets from spillage but it is not so effective. There many professionals who give you the best options for your carpet protectors based on the fabric of your carpet
Don’t let them dry:
Even after taking a lot of care, there is a possibility that your carpets get dirty with some spills. Don’t leave these spills to dry instead clean them immediately, because dried stains are quite difficult to remove and some times it takes several clean-ups. Cleaning doesn’t mean rubbing the stain vigorously, it doesn’t clean the stain instead it spreads, making it dirtier. So, what has to be done?
Just take a cloth or sponge first dab the excess liquid, remember it has to dabbed not rubbed then spray small quantities of any cleaning solution or detergent onto the stain and dab it again. Always keep it in your mind that brushing or rubbing doesn’t remove the stains instead it spreads, hence it is always advisable to dab it. After the party please give your carpets for a professional carpet cleaning, for restoring its former glory
After party cleanup:
When the party is ended it is recommended that you vacuum the carpets and give them to the professional cleaners because after the party there is a high chance that your carpets get contaminated. As mentioned earlier carpets a trap or filter for dust and microbes circulating in the air so you can’t risk the health of your loved ones, so after the party, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional cleaning service, where they perform a deep cleaning of your carpet making it microbial-free, dust-free, and stain-free in short making you stress-free
With the above-mentioned steps be an incredible host of your party, without worrying about your precious carpets. So, plan a wonderful party without compromising the health and cleanliness of your home.