4 Stain Removal Solutions Everyone Needs to Know

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Squeaky is all about the borderline genius hacks and ideas that keep literally every inch of your space pristine.

Stains can (and will) show up anywhere and everywhere in your home — however, they shouldn't necessarily be treated in the same way. These stain removal ideas and solutions will help save the day ... and maybe even your sanity, too. Because a clean home is a happy, healthy home.

How to Remove Stains From Your Kitchen Sink

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No matter what kind of kitchen sink you have, they all get stained. The good news is that there is a super easy way to remove almost any mark — from tomato stains to scratches made by your pots and pans. This DIY kitchen sink scrub recipe can be use to remove stains and scratches from your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, bathtub, and even help remove burned food from pots and pans.

Things You'll Need

Mix the baking soda, Castile soap, and water together until it forms a paste, then store in an airtight container. To use, place a spoon full of paste onto a scrub sponge and work it into your sink until the stain is removed, then rinse with water. For extra tough stains, allow the paste to sit on the stain for five minutes before scrubbing and rinsing away.

How to Remove Water Rings From Wood Surfaces

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Water rings can form on wood so quickly (ever put a glass of water down just for a minute?), and can make you feel like your furniture is permanently ruined. The good news is that it's not: Most water stains are easy to fix!

Things You'll Need

Mix the vinegar and olive oil together in a small bowl, and then place the mixture on the water ring using a clean, soft cloth. Work the mixture into the water ring going with the grain of the wood. Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe the spot clean.

How to Remove a Red Wine Stain From Carpet

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There isn't much worse than a red wine stain on carpet or furniture. As awful as a red wine stain looks, it's actually not that hard to remove! Also, we are continually amazed about the things we can clean with dish soap!

Things You'll Need

Mix the hydrogen peroxide and dish liquid together in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray liberally with the stain removing solution, and then blot any moisture up using a dry towel. Do not rub the stain. Repeat until the red wine is gone.

How to Remove Stains From Sheets

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Things You'll Need

Bed sheets can become stained by sweat, grease from hair, makeup, blood, and more. Sometimes a simple wash in the washing machine doesn't do the trick. To get bed sheets really clean and to remove any stains, try washing them with a cup of Oxiclean or Borax added to your wash cycle. They both work great to help loosen and removed set in stains. If you have really tough stains, try dabbing the stain with a small amount of dish liquid before washing.


Jessica owns two blogs, Mom 4 Real and Pour Me a Cocktail. She has been sharing easy cleaning tips, recipes and ideas with her readers for over 7 years. She has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, TODAY Parenting, MSN, Country Woman Magazine and more.

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