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Boiling Water For Stain Removal
Water can be your best friend when cleaning! Water cleans everything, right? So what's the toughest stain you can think of that water alone would get out? Any guess yet? You'll never believe it. Grape Juice! It can be a nightmare getting out darker stains but have not fear boiling water is to the rescue!
My Dad use to spill grape juice a lot on the rug by the dining room table. My Mom would get so upset. Then I watched her boil water and pour it on the stain. She didn't scrub it; just blot it with a rag. That's it. I was so surprised that's all she did. I couldn't believe all it took was boiling water. Once the stain was out she'd take a little dish soap and go over the stained area just to make sure it was clean and didn't smell like the juice.
My Own Experience
When my kids were little they ran through the living with an open glass of grape juice leaving quite the trail of stained spots. I was rather fit to be tied about it. Then I remembered the boiling water trick I learned from my Mom. So I grabbed a small sauce and boiled water. Pour it on and the stain then dabbed at it with a dish cloth. It came right out; like it was lifted right out of the carpet. I was so excited that my Mom's boiling water trick worked!
I know there are other cleaning agents, tips and tricks to getting out grape juice stains but I swear by my Mom's boiling water! It's so simple plus your not using some harsh cleaning supply on the stain that might not be good for the the fabric or rug. According to Home and Garden, lemon juice works. Good Housekeeping suggests using vinegar or rubbing alcohol. I've never tried either but I'm sure they work too. I'm just partial to my Mom's boiling water tip.
It you happen to get a grape juice stain, boil some water. See for yourself if it really works.
These rags are vibrate colored. There great for dusting but even better to use for blotting stains with.
Sauce pans are great for making quick sauces. I even use these kinds of pans for boiling water to remove stains with.
TIPS ON GRAPE JUICE REMOVAL
In this video are more tips on removing grape juice stains. Personally I think my boiling hot water tip is the best in the whole world but these other stain removal tips in this video are also good know. See for yourself, What do you think?