You know those nights when you just want to kick back with a nice glass of Aldi’s Winking Owl really nice red wine? You’ve got everything laid out to relax and then clumsy you knocks the entire glass to the floor — staining your made-for-an-adult-apartment rug.

Shhhhhhh*t.

Don’t worry! Even though I’ve certainly never spilled wine, I have a great fix:

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You’ll probably notice I have no picture of stained carpet — hooray! I had already removed the stain from mine, so all you’d see is a nicely cleaned rug 🙂

Here’s what you need to whip up a small batch of this stain remover:

  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons dish soap
  • 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide

Note: I just eyeball these measurements. Speed is key in successful stain removal, so just throw something resembling these ratios in a bowl or bucket.

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Be sure to test a small area of the rug before you start cleaning to be sure the solution won’t stain.

Now all you need to do is liberally wet a sponge with the solution and start working it into the carpet. If there’s any shag to your carpet, really work down to the bottom of the fibers. You may need to rinse the sponge a few times and then continue blotting/lightly scrubbing.

Once the stain is sufficiently removed, rinse the sponge and then try your best to wipe up any soapy residue on the rug. Let it dry overnight and avoid walking on it during that time.

And that’s it! I hope this works for you as well as it worked for me. I mean…