In case you were wondering…

If, say, perhaps you woke up one morning and walked into the living room and found that no, you hadn’t just spilled that wine on your shirt like you thought, that you had actually spilled wine all over the beige carpet, too, DON’T PANIC.

Even if it was red wine.

Quite a bit of red wine.

Even if it was red wine, quite a bit of red wine, that had dried overnight on said beige carpet. (Heh…I typed “sad” instead of “said” carpet just then and I have to agree: it did look rather sad. I might have even wept a little, it was so sad.)

Instead of panicking (or maybe after panicking; I suppose it would still work), what you want to do is take some hydrogen peroxide and apply directly to the stain. Make sure you cover the entire stain, which I think is a pretty obvious instruction, but meh – if you’re panicking, you might need the reminder. Then apply baking soda (not powder – soda) on top of the hydrogen peroxide. Let the magic goop sit for 2-3 minutes and then use paper towels to scoop the powdery goop up and another to blot the very wet, but very un-purpley carpet.

See? Un-purpley! Unstained! IN MINUTES! Without lugging out the carpet cleaner. What can I say: I’m magical. And your future clumsy self is very welcome. Not that I would know anything about that. Ahem.

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3 Responses to “In case you were wondering…”

  1. Mary Says:

    So….just how much did you have that you didn’t realize it was on the carpet? 😀
    Fortunately, we don’t have carpet in our house, but I’m going to remember this…just in case!

  2. Kathy Says:

    Ditto Mary’s question – just how much did you have?

  3. Karyn Says:

    peroxide is magic. =) not really, but who cares. it works.

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