Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cleaning Up Blood

What would you do if your daughter called out in a panic, "Mom, there's blood all over the carpet!"?
When you're sitting on the couch watching a movie with your husband.
If you're like me, you'd moan and stand up while mumbling, "Guess I better go take care of that."

This is a picture of my evening last Friday.

But when I walked over to the beige carpet and saw several spots/smears of blood, my lackadaisical attitude quickly changed to action. I went straight to the hallway closet and grabbed a rag and my bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Then I got down on my knees, poured a small amount of peroxide on each spot, let it fizz, blotted it with the rag, and - poof! - the blood was gone.

Seriously. It was that easy. And there is no trace of the blood on the carpet.

It's a little trick I learned at Cedar Point when I was eleven, or so. I was taking my brother on a ride and the door hit his head - which started to bleed profusely. I picked him up and ran to a first aid station, where we saw some of the blood had gotten on my shirt. And the aide simply blotted it off with peroxide.
That's why when I saw all that blood on the carpet, I decided to give peroxide a try. And it worked. Beautifully.

Soooooo, the next time you have some blood to clean up, grab your peroxide!

BTW, the blood was from one of Elizabeth's friends. She'd cut her foot and didn't even know it until someone saw her tracks on the carpeting. *whatever* LOL



TheUnSoccerMom said...

I did not know that!!! Good trick. :o)

Patricia/NYC said...

Great tip!!
If that was me, I would've fainted, seriously, I am sooooo bad with blood...not a good trait for a momma to have! ;)

Irritable Mother said...

Jodi - Yeah. Not something you think of often. But when you need the information, it's good to have! *wink*

Patricia - It helps that I was an accident prone kid - and that I have boys. Blood isn't such a big deal anymore.