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Remove nasty stains on carpets every time, wing sauce, coffee, wine, lipstick, marker and more.

Updated on August 18, 2012


HOT TIP Remove Nasty Carpet Stains

My mouth was watering for the Pizza Hut Hot Chicken Wings I had picked up for dinner. I opened the door and pranced into the bedroom to tell my husband I brought our favorite home when I felt something dripping onto my sandal. I looked down and red hot wing sauce was leaking from the plastic bag. There was a trail of sauce from the front door to the bedroom around 15 long. The sauce looked like thick drops of blood.

I was shocked. I literally let out a high pitch scream.along with a few choice words.The trail of sauce looked like someone had been seriously hurt. I was beside myself. David darted from the bedroom. He literally thought I had hurt myself. The trail of red and the scream startled him to say the least. He literally thought I was going to need the ER for a serious injury.

My scream could have been detrimental to ones health. I could have been a bit more self contained. OK I am human a work in progress. Anyone that would have heard my scream and or seen the trail would most likely call 911. After my husband recovered he said, 'this will not be to hard to clean, don't sweat it babe you can get this tomorrow. I was livid but remained calm and quiet. I stood and gazed. David tiptoed to the chicken wings and took them into the bedroom to eat.

Oh how I can sweat the small stuff. It was carpet not the end of the world. I chilled out. I was so tired. I could not deal with the mess so I did not. I apologized to David, ate a few wings and stumbled into bed. I slept like a baby. Upon waking there it was.The trail of dried sauce stared me down. David was off to work and the cleaning fairy had not come to surprise me. The trail looked bad but there was hope.

It is amazing how when one is tired a certain event can seem very overwhelming. It is not near the big deal it seemed to be after one is rested and refreshed. Similar to a small baby that is tired, fussy, grumpy and resistant. After nap time they are refreshed and ready to go.

I pulled my file box of home remedies out of the cupboard. The file box belonged to my mom at one time. I recall her cleaning blood off of the carpet from a skinned knees. I searched the index cards. I found a card. Clean Red Wine, Red sauces, Kool Aide, Lipstick. Blood, Grease, Make-Up, Marker,Tomato Soup. I had to chuckle. I could feel my mom laughing with me. I knew God was smiling down on me. He sends those God winks in His perfect time.

My mom cleaned up allot of tomato soup in her day. After all she had four little girls to clean up after. Today she is with the Heavenly Father. Oh how precious she was to save all of these clever tips. We had more tomato soup and grilled cheese then Carter has pills.

We Did it!

If you find yourself facing an ugly red carpet stain try this home remedy. I suggest you try the solution on a piece of hidden carpet. I did not which was probably not to smart. I am thankful my lovely tan carpets did not fade. If and when I get another home I will not have tan carpets again, if I can possibly help it. Tan shows every minuscule of dirt and grime. Now, moving on.

Pour into a bucket or large pan 1 cup vinegar add 2 cups of very hot water. Add a heaping spoon of salt. Stir the solution with a wooden spoon. Open a window for good ventilation and wear gloves. I sat on my bum and moved alongside the trail of the barbecue stain. I gently scrubbed in the solution with a sponge. The stain seemed to evaporate into air. When I finished I went back and sprinkled baking soda on to the damp trail. I let the soda sit for about 30 minutes to dry. I vacuumed. The stain was about 90% gone. I was so grateful. When I repeated the process the following day the remainder of the stain came up. Oh, Thank You Lord.

Be sure you tell your mother how you love and appreciate her today.You do not know what tomorrow may bring. You have a wonderfully day. Remember when you bless you get blessed. If you need cheer, give cheer. Forgive lest you be forgiven, also. Do not beat yourself up when you make a mistake.Take care of your side of the street make amends and reach for the hand of God, moving on.

God winks at us allot of the time. We just need to keep our eyes open and look at the good news in any given situation. God will direct our path in the small stuff as well as the big stuff. Trust in Him and do not loose heart. God must chuckle at how serious this Child of His can take herself.

I thank God for His wonders, His God Winks, mothers and your visit today. Please do return. Be sure to vote. My Love.

© Copyright Skye Tudae


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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      beth Thank you so much for stopping in for a read. I had almost forgot this hub. It was when I first jumped aboard the hubs I wrote this. I had no idea at the time what I was doing here. I just knew I was to be. God showed me in time and it made it much easier when I heard HIS reason. God Bless your works girl. In Christ Love, Skye

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      Good to know, and I liked how a negative ended up making you think of your mom. Good story. :)

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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      bonitaanna I think this may work. Truly! It is a key for me. I love it because it is cheap and toxic free. Let me know. God Bless you girl. Have an awesome day.

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      Bonitaanna 5 years ago from Oil City, PA

      Thank for the tip. I have a big stain that I have not been able to remove yet. A cup of coffee with cream in it spilled and now my cream colored carpet has a large circle of caramel color on it. I will try this recipe.

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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Drpastor God Bless you precious sister. I love you. In Christ Jesus. Hugs to you.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      vocalcoach Thank you for visiting. I wrote this a long time ago. It could use a bit of tidy up. Oh I remember that day of barbecue sauce trail. Thank you for the hair tip. I will certainly try it. Blessings to you.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh yes...vinegar to the rescue! Not only does it remove stains from the carpet, it also is great for your hair. It's a wonderful rinse for leaving the hair soft and shiny. Love your style of writing, Voted up, up and away~

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      frogyfish 8 years ago from Central United States of America

      That cleaning combination sounds unique - and will have to remember it. Your 'turned out ok' hub was delightful to read, and we got the cleaner thrown in too. Thanks!

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      Kimber777 8 years ago from PA

      A great helpful tip thanks!:)