Some easy clean up hacks for those common Valentine's Day mishaps...
1. With a white cloth, try and blot as much of the red wine stain as you can. The more you can soak up, the less you’ll have to remove.
2. After you finish blotting, pour a bit of cold water directly onto the wine stain. Doing this helps dilute what remains of the stain, making blotting a bit easier. Continue blotting until you find that no more of the stain will come out.
3. Now prepare a baking soda paste by mixing a three to one ratio of water to baking soda and applying it to the affected area. Once the paste is dry, vacuum the stain.
If there is still some red stain left: To remove the dye component of the stain, mix a solution of oxygen-based bleach (brand names are: OxiClean, Nellie's All Natural Oxygen Brightener, or OXO Brite) in cool water following package directions. Dip a clean cloth into the solution and working from the outside edge of the stain toward the center to prevent spreading, work the solution into the carpet. Do not over saturate the carpet. Allow the solution to remain on the stain for at least 30 minutes before blotting away.
1. Use a blunt scraping object such as a butter knife or spoon. Gently scrape the chocolate from the carpet fibers.
2. Next vacuum any crumbs made by scraping the chocolate from the carpet.
3. Lay a plain white paper towel or white cloth over the area and set your iron on low with no steam. Place the iron over the towel without moving the iron. You do not want to spread the chocolate stain. Let the iron melt the chocolate as the paper towels absorb the residue. Repeat step three with a clean area of towel until all of the chocolate is lifted out of the carpet.
If there is an oil like residue after the iron treatment, wash it out with a little dishwashing soap like Dawn and water.
For Fresh Chocolate start at step 3
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