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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Wine stains suck, especially when it's red wine on your brand new white shirt. There are lots of ways to banish such stains, but think about pouring yourself some milk next time it happens to you.
If you went a little overboard at the open bar of your big company party, this trick will get your suit, dress, or other un-launderables looking fresh and puke-free again.
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.
A handful of berries is a great snack, but one dropped berry or thoughtless wipe of your juice-covered hands can leave your clothing stained. If you act quickly, a little bowling water can keep the red stain from setting in your favourite garments, even whites.
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.