An emergency spill kit is a big asset for any mobile home owner. We’ve all been there. You’re gathered around the coffee table, playing a board game, having a good time and splash!
Someone hits a solo cup with their elbow. And before anyone can react, wine or punch hits the carpet and coffee table.
The party comes to a halt as everyone scrambles to find paper towels and other cleaning tools to clean up the mess. It’s an ordeal as everyone hurries and time is wasted in trying to find what’s needed to clean it up.
But what if you had a ready-to-go emergency spill kit? And what if, when a spill happens, all you have to do is reach for your kit and your spill is dealt with in a flash? And what if you could get back to the fun in a brief moment? The pause from the game or movie is only a drop in the bucket of time.
Sounds like a winning idea, correct?
We think so. That’s why we’ve pulled together some items that are a must-have in creating an emergency spill kit for your mobile home.
Create an emergency spill kit with these 9 items to prevent stains
So let’s look at the ingredients and tools that we believe make for a killer emergency spill kit. All in all, we have nine items, but feel free to add some extras. We’re certainly not claiming to know it all, but we do know enough to help put together a great kit!
Don’t let spills send you into a frenzy. At the drop of a bucket, you can reach for your handy emergency spill kit and tackle the mess before it sets and turns into a stain.
Before we get to the heart of the article, we’d encourage you to consider purchasing a container for the items. That way the kit is an easy grab-and-go for your messes.
There are containers such as buckets, crates, or plastic bins or wicker baskets that would serve you well. Fill it with your emergency spill kit items and stow it away under the kitchen sink or in your closet.
1 – Paper towels
Paper towels are great to have around — especially for the particularly nasty spills. Use the paper towels and throw them away — it’s pretty easy.
2 – Rags
What can we say? Having clean rags on hand is a must.
3 – Baking soda
Along with its usefulness in removing stains, baking soda is helpful in deodorizing the affected area. Some spills leave behind an aroma that’s off-putting. After you’ve cleaned up the spill, sprinkle baking soda and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before vacuuming it back up.
4 – Liquid dish soap
After blotting up the spill, take a tablespoon of liquid dish detergent and a tablespoon of white vinegar. Mix it into two cups of warm water. Take a clean cloth and dip it into the cleaning solution. Blot the affected area and then pick it up with a dry cloth. Blot with water and then take a dry rag to pick up the excess moisture.
5 – White vinegar
A 50/50 water and vinegar mix is always nice to have on hand for stain removal. It’ll get stains out of almost anything.
6 – Shaving cream
For the greasy stains in your life, shaving cream to the rescue! That’s right. Shaving cream is a worthy addition to any emergency spill kit. Dab some of it on a greasy stain. Coffee spilled? No problem. Shaving cream has your back. Let it sit a few minutes, then blot it up. “Rinse” with a damp rap by blotting.
7 – Hydrogen peroxide
In the event that blood hits the carpet, spritz some hydrogen peroxide onto the stain. There is no need to dilute the hydrogen peroxide. The stain should disappear. Apply as many times as needed until the stain is gone. Rinse the area with water and use a towel to soak up the excess moisture.
8 – Toothbrush
For those spills that are deeply ingrained into the carpet or fabric fibers, a toothbrush will prove helpful. Use it to gently loosen up the spillage in a dabbing motion. Add your favorite stain remover and carefully work it into the fiber.
9 – Club soda
If you’re grappling with pet urine or wine, blotting up the spill or accident with paper towels is a must. Leap into action. You want to pour club soda over the affected area. The soda will fizz. Once the bubbles are gone, blot up the excess with paper towels. Repeat as necessary.
It’s all about fast action
Now, remember. The best thing you can do is spring into action when a spill hits the floor or your furniture. By having an emergency spill kit at the ready, you’re empowering yourself to prevent stains in your mobile home. And why not tackle those wall scuffs while you’re at it?