Cleaning your carpet isn’t as easy as simply popping it in the wash. Here are some ways you can use alcohol to clean up stains…

This isn’t the way most people want to use their alcohol. But these tips will probably come in handy after a party where stains, booze and smells are aplenty.

White wine for the red wine

Red wine stains are infamously hard to get out of anything, especially your carpets. Lift red wine stains out of your carpets with white wine. White wine has the enzyme that can neutralise the stain caused by red wine and make the stain easier to remove.

Pour some white wine on your red wine stain and blot it out.

Vodka for the odour

By now just about everyone knows about the germ-killing pour of alcohol. Using vodka as the alcohol base for your carpet and upholstery can help you deodorise your home with things you could already have in your home.

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Mix one part vodka with four parts water and scent with essential oil (if you don’t have an oil mix 1 part vodka, 3 parts water and one part fabric conditioner).

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use it to refresh your carpets and upholstery.

Break down stains with rubbing alcohol

Grass mud and odd stains you aren’t really sure of can make cleaning your carpet difficult. If you aren’t sure what caused the stain on your carpet, you can’t be sure what the best solution is.

Most of the time, the answer is rubbing alcohol. It’s the strongest stain remover that doesn’t threaten to remove the colour from your carpet too.

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