Few things are as unnerving as a big stain on your pristine carpeting. If someone accidentally drops a meatball on your carpet at your next party, don't panic. Grab a can of shaving cream and clean up the mess.
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Lifestyle web site Thrifty Fun says one of the best ways to get pet accidents and other unfortunate stains out of carpet is with a liberal dousing of plain white shaving cream. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, blot with a damp towel, and the stain should disappear.
The site cautions that coloured, menthol, or gel-based shaving cream may discolor carpeting so stick with the plain white variety. To be doubly safe, it's a good idea to spot-test any carpet treatment before you use it. As someone with multiple kids and pets, this trick has saved the day several times — though I'll spare you the details on what exactly it helped me clean up.
What are your tried and true methods for getting stains out of carpeting? Share them in the comments.