Removing Common Drink Stains From Your Carpet

Spilling anything on your carpet can put a damper on the day. The fact that this little spill could stain your carpet is disheartening, nobody wants to ruin the floors of their home! If you need quick acting solutions to your everyday spills, you are in luck today! These are the ways to remove these spills from your carpet!


Mornings are the worst times to drop anything, especially coffee. Not only are you still waking up but having to deal with a perfectly brewed cup of joe that is getting absorbed into the microfibers of your floors, it’s just not an ideal situation. If you somehow find yourself in this pickle, there is a quick solution.

Grab some vinegar and baking soda. First, pour the vinegar onto the stain completely covering the area. Sprinkle the baking soda over the vinegar and let it bubble for about 5-10 minutes. Using a damp cloth, wipe up the stain then let it dry. After dry, vacuum the area.


A common occurrence of spilled wine is at a dinner party or get together with friends. When one too many drinks get consumed, you have a higher chance of someone accidentally party fouling. Whether you notice right away or not until the next day, wine stains aren’t permanent!

You will need dish soap, salt, a sponge, dustpan, dry towels, club soda, and a bristled brush.

Take a ¼ teaspoon of dish soap and mix with one cup of warm water. Blot the mixture into the wine stain with the sponge. Work from the outside of the stain in, to prevent the stain from spreading. Sprinkle the salt generously over the area and let sit for 30 minutes. The salt will slowly absorb the stain and dry the carpet.

Use the brush and dustpan to sweep up the salt. Soak a towel in the club soda and blot the area as previously done. If there is still wine, sprinkle with more salt and repeat that process. Once the stain is gone, pat with a dry towel.


Barbecues and pool parties all require two things grilled hamburgers and ice cold soda. Granted when you have those two things at any residence, there is bound to be a mess made. In the event this happens, you’ll need two ingredients, laundry detergent, and water.

But first, you need to blot up as much of the soda as possible from the carpet. Work from the outside of the stain in, and DO NOT rub the stain. Doing this will cause the soda to absorb harder into the carpets, which will leave remnants no matter how hard you try.  

Take a ¼ teaspoon of liquid detergent and mix it with ½ cup of cold water. Pour the combination onto the stain a blot the area. Let the stain dry completely, then vacuum.


A delicious beverage that every person has had in their lives, Kool-Aid defines any kids childhood. However, for parents, it’s a definition of one of the toughest stains to remove, ever. What makes Kool-Aid so difficult is that it is made with food dye to make all the different colored flavors. It’s tedious, but you can remove this stain from any carpets within a decent time frame of the spill, although it is preferred to treat it as soon as it happens for the best results.

Dish soap, vinegar, and water are what can get the stain out. Mix two cups cold water, one tablespoon of soap and vinegar. Then blot the solution onto the stain with a clean towel. Then using a dry towel blot the area dry and repeat this process until the stain is gone or almost gone.

Next, get plain water and a new towel to blot away the solution. If the stain remains use rubbing alcohol as you did the soap solution, and repeat that process until the stain subsides. Then clean the area with plain water and a new towel, blot dry, then vacuums the area.

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