How to clean and care for your holiday tablecloth
Holidays are a time for fun gatherings and lots of food and drink. Most of us love to share our best dishes and the finest table linens. We love decorating our tables with sparkling silverware, crystal wine glasses, and colourful candles to make the holiday season memorable. Even though decorating, entertaining, and dining keeps us in the holiday spirit, a holiday mess can make things difficult.
Holiday spills and other mishaps can make washing tablecloths, napkins, and other linens seem impossible. Uncle Joe might spill his wine again! These tips will make it easy for you to clean up after your uncle Joe spills his wine (again!) You can make even the most difficult holiday cleaning a breeze if you know how to clean holiday tablecloths and linens and deal with stains.
How to deal with Holiday Stains on a Tablecloth
It’s important to learn how to remove stains from linen tablecloths so that you don’t have to stop at the holiday dinner to wash the dishes. It doesn’t matter if you have a butter stain or a gravy stain on your hands. The first step is to get rid of the stain immediately. Because everything you need to remove stains and treat them is already in your kitchen, there’s no need for any.
When one of your guests causes an accident, encourage everyone to enjoy their meal and take immediate action to reduce the damage. These are some of the most common holiday tablecloth stain types and how to quickly remove them so that you can enjoy your meal again.
Red Wine and Cranberry sauce
Red wine, cranberry sauce or any other liquid on your holiday tablecloth should be removed immediately. Blot the stain with paper towels. To absorb more wine or sauce, place a damp cloth on the stain. You can then wash the tablecloth with a clean, dry cloth.
Even if the table doesn’t catch fire, someone might knock over a holiday candle or get candle wax on your tablecloth. You can cover the wax stain with a bag of ice and let it harden. The tablecloth will stay clean and dry faster after the meal.
Here’s how to stop gravy from getting all over your tablecloth if someone forgets their mashed potatoes. Use a spoon to scrape off any gravy, and then use paper towels to blot it. Let the stain sit for a few minutes before you wash the tablecloth.
These stain control tips will help you put stains on hold until the holiday festivities are over. And if there are food stains, we can help.
How to wash a linen tablecloth
White linen tablecloths are more resistant to dirt than tablecloths made of synthetics or blended, and you will still need to know how table linens can be washed and removed stains to keep them looking great. The fabric will feel softened and softer if it is washed regularly. Unless the laundry label on your linen tablecloth states otherwise, you can machine wash linen.
- Use cold water and regular laundry detergent to wash your linen tablecloth.
- You will need to wash white linen tablecloths in hot water. Ideally, the temperature should be above 140 degrees.
- To minimize wear and tear, use the low-spin setting with a gentle cycle
- When your tablecloth is done, take it out of the washer.