Just the other day my roommate accidently spilled red wine all over the carpet. I was so upset. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a complete neat freak. I hate dirt, dust and disorganization. So, you can imagine how I reacted when I saw my roommate spill a whole glass of red wine all over our new white carpet. All I could really do is shake my head and help bring up the stain. Even though I’m such a neat freak, I don’t really know how to clean up certain stains. You can’t just always pour hot water and rub with a rag. All stains and spot are made and clean up differently. My roommate and I learned that the hard way.
I did some research and learn how to clean up the most difficult stains. Here are a few tips on getting out the most difficult stains without ruining your clothing and carpet.
Coffee Stains – “First -Rub denatured alcohol into the stain and then rise with water. Then- Beat an egg yolk, with a white cloth rub the yolk into the stain and then wipe off. Third – Apply a solution of half vinegar and half water and then wash.”
Gum – “Use an ice cube to harden the gum and then a dull knife to chip it carefully away. Cooking spray will also help remove gum from clothing and from hair.”
Red Wine – “Use a dab of shaving cream (the kind in the can) to remove red wine stains from carpeting. To remove a wine stain from clothing, soak the fabric in boiling milk.”
Juice – “Red or purple juice can be removed from carpeting by sprinkling salt on the stain as soon as possible. The salt will absorb the liquid forming a paste that can be easily scraped up.”
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