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Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and author of the New York Times bestselling book,My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag... And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha. Her flagship column, "Ask a Clean Person", debuted in 2011. Here on Lifehacker, we've launched a new iteration of it, focusing on parenting and all the messes it brings. 

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Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag ... And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha. Her flagship column, "Ask a Clean Person", debuted in 2011. Here on Lifehacker, we're launching a new iteration of it, focusing on parenting and all the messes it brings.

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The best way to avoid floor stains is to cover your whole house in sheets of plastic. If you'd prefer to avoid the serial killer look, you need to get to those stains quickly. This infographic explains how to completely remove stains from various floor surfaces.

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Maybe you're working on a small hobby project and are looking for a unique way to stain your wood without those noxious chemical fumes. You want your birdhouse to attract animals of discriminating tastes, right? Here are a few wood-staining techniques you can try using items you might have in your kitchen.

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Video Nothing stops a party in its tracks like spilling a glass of red wine on white clothing. Everyone clamours for their go-to method of cleaning the stain before it sets. Shaving cream! Salt! Incantations! But do any of them actually work? Today we test a few commonly suggested methods for cleaning red wine.

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Lipstick looks sexy on lips, but kind of gross on glassware. "Not wearing lipstick" may seem like the obvious solution, but with all the holiday cocktail parties coming up, that's unlikely to happen. Luckily, there's a quick fix for this problem: give the glass a little lick.

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Chances are, at some point in your life you'll get blood on your clothing or sheets (hopefully from minor normal bodily happenings like a nosebleed and not something more serious or criminal). Here are some tips for removing those obstinate stains, whatever their cause.