How to remove the worst party spills and stains

Unfortunately, spills, breaks and stains are often part of get-togethers when food and drinks are involved. Don’t let them ruin your good time though. Here’s some tips  for cleaning up the most stubborn messes:

Red Wine On Your Couch


  • Paper towels
  • Clean white towel
  • White wine
  • Soda water (maybe)


You’ve got to snap into action fast! couch fibres absorb liquids quickly and the longer the stain soaks in, the worse your chances at removing it.

Blot the stain with clean, dry paper towels, taking care to gather up all excess liquid. Pour a little bit of white wine on the stain. White wine is surprisingly good at removing red wine stains.

Grab a clean white towel and blot at the stain, then watch breathlessly as it disappears. Repeat the process as many times as necessary, using soda water if you run out of wine.

Candle Wax On Your Carpet


  • Dull knife
  • Paper bag
  • Iron

If you’re going to have a candle malfunction, it’s better that it involves the wax part instead of the fire part.

Let the wax cool before attempting to remove it.

Once the wax has hardened, take a dull knife and gently scrape away all the excess wax you can. Then, cover whatever remains with a paper bag and, with your iron on medium heat, gently press the bag. The remaining wax will be transferred off your carpet and on to the paper bag. Magic!