So you threw a small get together with your closest friends… Everyone got a chance to catch up on the happenings of life, share pictures of cherished moments, laugh at the past and have a great time. But somewhere along the way, amidst the laughter and good times, someone managed to tip over the glass of that 1979 cabernet sauvignon that you saved for this joyous occasion. Don’t worry; it’s not the end of the world. It won’t be long before that bright red stain is just a thing of the past. As you may have assumed, the sooner you act, the better. Let’s not give that wine a chance to dig its red claws to deep into your carpet threads.
From your arsenal of household goods you’ll need to retrieve baking soda and vinegar. Get a white cloth, and try to soak up as much of the wine that you can by simply pressing the towel into the stained carpet. The more you are able to soak up, the less you’ll have to worry about removing. After you do this, pour some cold water on the stain. This will help break up and dilute the remaining wine that you were not able to soak up into the towel. Grab the towel again and continue to blot, until you are unable to soak up anymore of the wine. The next thing you’ll need is baking soda. Make a baking soda paste, using a three to one ratio of water to baking soda, and apply it to the stain. Let the paste dry, and then vacuum it up.
If you are unable to find baking soda, this second method may work as an alternative. After using the towel to soak up as much wine as you can, grab some vinegar. Pour two cups of warm water into a cup or bowl, and then mix one tablespoon of white vinegar and one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid into it. Dip a sponge into the mixture and begin applying it to the affected area. Continue blotting and soaking until the stain has disappeared.
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