How to Remove Egg Stains

Eggs

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

Candle-Glow

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

Shoe-Shine

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…

How to Remove Gravy from Carpet

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Serena said, “What’s the best thing for removing gravy from carpet..???” If you like to have a lot of gravy with your dinner, chances are that some of it could migrate off the plate by accident. Regardless of whether your gravy is smooth or lumpy, the mess can be removed. Follow the steps below to clean up the spill. Removing the Gravy Stain You Will Need: Spatula or dull knife Cornstarch, baking soda, or salt A vacuum Dish liquid Water A cloth White vinegar Ammonia Hydrogen peroxide Lemon juice Steps to Remove the Stain: Scrape off as much gravy as…

How to Clean Mud from Carpet

Footprint-In-Mud

Kay-Z said, “I don’t even know what to do about all the mud on my carpet.” Shoes walk through mud and shoes walk on carpet, so unfortunately the two paths meet more often than carpet owners would like. It’s best to know how to deal with this situation before it happens, as pushing the mud farther into the carpet fibers while trying to remove it is an easy mistake to make. Even if you did unwittingly spread the mud though, there’s hope; just use the information in the steps below. Removing the Mud Stain You Will Need: A spatula Baking…

How to Remove Dye Stains from Upholstery

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Tanya said, “Does anyone have a suggestion for removing dye that has transferred from clothing to my cloth upholstery? My daughter got a new pair of pants for Valentine’s Day, and the color transferred from the pants to my very nice cloth ottoman.“ The term “stone-washed jeans” didn’t become well-known for nothing; jeans are notorious for losing their dye. Most jeans usually only shed their dye in the wash, but some have been known to transfer the dye onto nearly anything they touch from purses to cloth ottomans. Follow the steps below to clean the dye from your upholstery. Always…

How to Use A Laundromat

Laundromat

Wanda said, “Loved your tips, but any tips for when you HAVE to use laundromats?” Although laundromats seem fairly self-explainatory, it’s not as simple as just gathering your quarters and clothes. There are many useful tips for optimizing your laundromat experience that even a regular laundromat user might not think about. Follow the steps below to make the most of your coin laundry visit. Using the Laundromat You Will Need: Coins Laundry supplies Travel containers A plastic bag Disinfectant wipes Steps to Use the Laundromat: Shop around. Find the location of several laundromats in a close vicinity and visit each…