How to Remove Beet Stains from Carpet

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Grover said, “How do you get a beet stain out of the carpet?” Beets are well-known for their ability to stain everything from countertops to human skin. Thankfully, removing a beet stain from carpet is not as difficult to do as it often is for other items. Use the information in the steps below to remove the stain. Removing the Stain You Will Need: A paper towel White bread Soda water A cloth Dish liquid Non-gel shaving cream An old toothbrush Ammonia Steps to Remove the Stain: Blot up as much of the stain as possible with a paper towel…

How to Clean Corduroy Shoes

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Anna said, “How do I clean cream Corduroy shoes?” Cleaning shoes can be confusing, and even more so when they’re made of a material like corduroy. However, they can be cleaned. Follow the steps below. Regular Cleaning You Will Need: A soft brush A dry towel A vacuum hose Steps to Clean the Shoes: Wash your hands. Run a clean hand over the shoe in each direction to determine which direction the nap is facing. The direction that goes with the nap will be the one that feels softer.¹ Brush the outside of the shoes in the direction of the…

How to Remove Super Glue from Metal

Super-Glue

Mary G. said, “My daughter used the iron to melt glue off the carpet and now my iron has melted glue on the plate. What can I use to clean it up with? I tried melting it off by turning on the iron; no luck. Help please.” Having kids inevitably means that weird stuff will end up weird places, such as super glue on your iron or refrigerator. Thankfully, most messes have a remedy. Use the information in the steps below to remove the superglue. Removing the Glue You Will Need: Acetone Acetone nail polish remover A cloth or cotton…

How to Clean Ice Cream from Carpet

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Caitlin said, “so I dropped some French vanilla on the carpet how do I clean it up?” Out of all the places that you don’t want ice cream to land, the carpet is definitely near the top of the list. Even if the dessert is currently melting into your carpet though, it can be removed. Follow the steps below to clean up the spill. Cleaning a Fresh Ice Cream Spill You Will Need: A spoon A cloth Water Club soda Dish liquid Non-gel shaving cream An old toothbrush Ammonia Steps to Clean the Spill: Use a spoon to scoop as…

How to Remove Egg Stains

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Fernie asked, “Anyone have any tips on getting a 3-year old egg yolk stain off of my shoe?” Many culinary delights require eggs as an ingredient, which often leaves the cook with egg stains on their clothes. However, a few simple steps can have your egg-stained item back to normal. Follow the steps below to remove the stain. Removing the Stain You Will Need: A spoon Salt Water A bowl Dish liquid Ammonia Enzyme detergent Steps to Remove the Stain: Gently scoop off as much egg as possible.¹ Mix some salt with cold water in a bowl and soak the…

How to Clean a Thermos

Coffee-Thermos

Jacob said, “How . . . do you clean the bottom of a coffee thermos?” A thermos is a very unique item to clean; it can come in several types of materials, each with their own cleaning requirements, and there are a variety of common ways that a thermos can need special attention while cleaning. Use the information in the steps below to clean your thermos for whichever situation may apply. Cleaning the Thermos You Will Need: Dish liquid Water Baking soda A bottle brush Rice White vinegar Denture tablets or antacid tablets Salt Steps to Clean the Thermos: For…

How to Clean Wax Spills from Upholstery

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Jack said, “How do you get lemongrass scented wax off the sofa?“ When you first spill wax on a fabric couch or chair, it may seem like the item is ruined. However, removing wax from upholstery is relatively easy, even though the method for removal may sound strange. Follow the steps below to clean the spill and any stain that may remain. Removing the Wax You Will Need: A plastic bag Ice A spoon or dull knife A paper towel, paper bag, or craft paper An iron Rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol Hydrogen peroxide Steps to Remove the Wax: Fill…

How to Remove Beer Stains from Carpet

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Jenny said, “Ugh! Someone spilled beer on my rug and I hate how it’s smelling!!! Anyone know what I can use to clean the rug?“ Drinks often get spilled onto carpet, but probably even more often when the drink is alcoholic. It is important to clean beer spills as soon as possible to prevent a permanent stain. Use the information below to clean the spill.¹ Removing the Stain You Will Need: Paper towels Water Club soda White vinegar Dish liquid Enzyme detergent Turpentine Steps to Remove the Stain: If the spill is fresh, first blot up as much beer as…

How to Remove Shoe Polish Stains from Fabric

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Hafrez said, “How to remove shoe polish stain?” You took great care of your shoes, giving them a nice polish, but now you have to get the shoe polish stain out of your clothes or even out of the polishing cloth. It’s not the easiest stain to remove, but it can be done regardless of the color of shoe polish that you have. Use the information below to remove the stain. Removing Paste Shoe Polish Stains You Will Need: Petroleum jelly Vegetable oil WD-40 Ammonia Water A cloth Dish liquid Rubbing alcohol Turpentine Bleach or all-fabric bleach Steps to Remove…

How to Remove a Chocolate Milk Stain from Clothing

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Abby said, “If you know how to get a chocolate milk stain out of a white shirt tell me please.” You can usually get a stain out of a shirt if you have the right tools. Thankfully, chocolate milk is usually an easy stain to clean. Use the information in the steps below to remove the stain.¹ Removing the Chocolate Milk Stain You Will Need: Cold water Enzyme detergent Ammonia Dish liquid Baking soda Meat tenderizer Steps to Remove the Stain: Begin by rinsing out the stain. Hold the stain upside-down under a faucet with cold water so that the…