So, I was chilling out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool. And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school.
Nah, just kidding but I had to go there when I mentally started my Blog with how I was chilling out. The lyrics just came rushing out of my mind. However, I really was just chilling out and relaxin all cool. It was a long day. It had been a long week.
I rolled up to the house at 8 pm after working all day. We made dinner, and by 9 pm it was just me, a glass of wine and the iPad… you know, just chilling out. I was cruising some of my favorite Blogs, having some “me” time. I was just getting ready to start a Blog post on a completely different topic, when I sat my wine glass on the end table. Or, so I thought. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw drops of wine go midair and in slow motion watched the wine glass slip from the edge and crash all over my tan carpet. Yes, tan carpet.
Ugh! Really? Red Wine all over my carpet. I wanted to cry. Although, I think I was too tired to do so. I wanted to whine, really I wanted to whine, but it was too late to call anyone and no was around to listen to my whoas.
In a hurry I grabbed some items from the kitchen and attempted to tackle the stain. Guess what? It worked! Therefore, I am sharing it with you.
Now I have heard of using salt, club soda and even white wine to remove red wine stains. I have been lucky to not have to deal with red wine on my carpet up to this point. However, I was unlucky that the only ingredient I had on hand was salt. So, I attempted another version which includes mixing liquid Dish Detergent and Distilled White Vinegar.
- First, soak up as much stain as possible with a sponge or wash cloth.
- Mix 1 Tbsp of liquid Dish Detergent and 1 Tbsp of Distilled White Vinegar with 2 Cups of warm water.
- Using another sponge or wash cloth soaked in the mixture, apply pressure to stain.
- Blot in between with original, dry sponge or wash cloth.
- Continue steps 4 and 5 until stain is gone.
I used sponges to clean up my mess.
Here is a picture of the after. I waited until the morning to see if the stain would set in and rise over night. To my delight, my tan carpet looked, well tan! I would recommend testing a spot before you attempt on your carpet. Although, if you have spilled red wine before, you know the panic that sets in as you quickly try to clean up.
If you have some red wine cleaning tips, please feel free to share below! After the madness, I did what many stressed out, tired women would do… I grabbed another glass of wine!