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I think that I’ve mentioned that fall is my most favorite time of the year a few times.
While it is the best time of the year, it is also the messiest time of the year if you have a Newfoundland and live in the Northeast.
It ranks right up there with the spring thaw but a little messier and a little bit longer.
It’s mud season, it’s inevitable and it’s just something we as Newfie owners deal with.
How Newfie Owners Prepare For Fall Mud
Straw. Many Newfie owners place a layer of straw in the muddiest areas of their yard and cross their fingers that it soaks up some of the mud. Straw is the first layer that you use to try and stop the mud from oozing up into your Newfie’s paws, jamming in between the hair on their toes and under their nails and falling off onto your carpet.
Water. Water placed in some type of holding containers such as a bucket, hose, tub or mud washing station. The water wipes away some of the easy to reach, big hunks of mud often found on Newfie paws.
Towels. Plethra of towels are needed in every room of a Newfie household during mud season. The towels are used to wipe the muddy water of the paws and to also wipe away any muddy water left from the giant muddy paws.
Throw Rugs. Throw rugs catch whatever the straw, water, and towels missed and are seen in any room of the house that does not have carpet. The throw rugs are often of different sizes, colors, and textures because Newfie owners don’t care too much about color coordinating during mud season.
Spot Shot. To get everything that the above 4 items missed, didn’t catch, or didn’t soak up many Newfie owners turn to Spot Shot.
We’re all bound to have mud stains on our carpets this fall so here are a few handy-dandy tips to keep those carpets looking clean for the upcoming holiday season:
- Let the mud dry. Trying to wipe up wet mud is just going to create a mess.
- After the mud is dry vacuum up as much of the dried mud as you can
- Spray the remaining area with a carpet cleaner such as Spot Shot® Pet Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator
- Use a clean cloth or sponge to blot up the cleaner
We just had 3 straight days of rain and more is on the way so don’t forget, we’re all in this together. My floors are dirty, your floors are dirty.
Mud happens and pretty soon the ground is going to freeze and we won’t have to worry about mud until the spring.
More about our favorite stain remover:
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The stain-eliminating power of Spot Shot is available in both aerosol can and trigger spray bottle forms. You can find Spot Shot at Walmart or in the household cleaning section of your favorite supermarket, drugstore or club store. Visit Spot Shot’s website to find a store near you and don’t forget to grab your coupon!
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