Hello again! Much has changed since my last post – we now have four, very soon to be five, adorable grandchildren. They are all remarkable and watching them grow (they are all under three and a half) gives such immense pleasure, we never forget just how blessed we are!
This post is not about them, but may be of use to those of you who have ever got an unpleasant stain on a carpet – let me share my story!
Well the other day I noticed some mysterious oily black stains on my beige bedroom carpet (mental note to myself to be more vigilant about the taking your shoes off before going upstairs rule!) and yes I can hear what you are thinking – beige!!! how very seventies and boringly untrendy! Hmm! I probably agree but beige it is and beige I want it to stay (that is beige all over not beige with oily black smears!). So what did I do? the very thing I should not! I attacked the stain on all fronts with every cleaning product I could find – to no avail and then horror of horrors I even tried to restore my beautiful bland ( I mean beige) carpet by rubbing bleach into the stain – not recommended!! I now was the proud owner of a beige carpet with black stains and bleach marks!I
It seemed the only way forward was to buy a rug to cover the marks, but because there was a lot of them over a large area it would have to be a large and therefore probably expensive rug! Now once again I can hear what you are thinking – a rug? over a carpet. What an absolute style faux pas – and yes I agree but better a style no no! than a mucky bedroom carpet. So I asked my good friend google how to choose a rug to enhance a beige carpet. Lots of advice ensued for those poor mortals living in rented accommodation carpeted out from floor to ceiling in yes you’ve got it beige carpet! We’ll just for the record I do not live in rented accommodation and therefore I chose my particular shade of beige bedroom carpet myself!
Putting a rug over a carpet can make the room seem over crowded and cluttered came the advice – it’s just not done! oh well I don’t think the editor of House Beautiful will ever set foot in my bedroom so a rug on the top of my carpet seemed to be the solution to my problem.
Later in the evening as I was embarking on my new skin regimen ( you know what I mean ladies – cleanse, tone, moisturise) I planned a rug buying trip to IKEA and reckoned on having to part with 100 of my hard earned pounds I was far from happy! As I finished the toning bit of my regimen I thought I would experiment by rubbing the cotton wool with the remains of the toning liquid onto one of the offending stains – low and behold it started to fade and not only that, – the bleach marks were becoming a lot less evident too! I continued treating the stains in the same way every day for a week and as if by magic they are now barely visible! Yes! you are right my beige carpet is now resorted almost completely to it’s former glory!
So to the purpose of this post, and the moral of the story! If you are unlucky enough to get unidentifiable black stains on your carpet you could try to remedy the problem with the fluid with which you tone your complexion! AND! ignore the no shoes upstairs rule at your (or your beige carpet’s) peril!
A cautionary note – this worked for me I am not recommending it will work for you – so please do not blame me if it makes the problem worse – but it just might save you from having to resort to the unthinkable and expensive rug on top of carpet solution. Another thought – if that fluid can dissolve greasy black stains and lessen damage done by bleach just what is it doing to my face?????
Bye bye until next time!