Ever spill red wine on your white graduation dress? Or even better, spill red wine all down an off-white dated 90's carpet stair case? Note: it's not even your house but a house you're watching and they are paying you an ungodly amount to take care of it. Or spill red wine on your favorite white upholstered antique chairs? Well, I sure have! Grab the popcorn and enjoy.
The first time I had to get red wine out was on our graduation day. Well into the evening I spilled red wine all over my blinding white dress. I was young and dumb and had no idea how to get it out. Luckily my friend's mom told me she had just the trick. She gave me a change of clothes and told me to take off the dress. She filled her tea pot and put it on the stove until it was whistling. She took the boiling hot water and addressed the wine spot and just like that it was gone! I couldn't believe my eyes. Okay so not too terrible of horror story but if my mom saw the stains lets just say I wouldn't be here to write about it.
Over Thanksgiving break I was given the opportunity to watch this families home while they were gone. Along with their two adorable Golden Retrievers. The last night I was there, I managed to trip over one of the pups that was laying at the top of the stairs. In hand was a glass of red wine that eventually was at the bottom on the stairs. And in between the glass and I was all that red wine dribbled down the stairs. Talk about panic! Immediately I put on a pot of water to boil. Mixed the scorching hot water with some baking soda and poured it all over the stairs. Mind that it took about 2 pots of water, half a box of baking soda, and an 1hr and half of elbow grease to eliminate what looked like a murder scene.
A few Easters ago my family gathered around the table to enjoy Easter dinner. I remember coming back from the kitchen with rolls in hand. As I got to the table my mom passes me the bottle of red wine before I could sit down. The bottle slips through my hands and drops on the white antique covers chairs my mom was obsessed with. I immediately looked at my mom and before I could blink she was at the cupboard and grabbed a can of club soda. Before I could even say sorry, she goes off and says, "This better come out or the price to have these upholstered is coming out of your college account!" Nothing like your mom yelling at you to start off a holiday dinner. Luckily, the club soda worked like a charm just like the boiling water.
Words of advice, don't wear white when drinking red wine. Don't drink red wine around dogs. Ha, yeah right. Always have club soda around the house. Moral of the stories, drink white wine. It may not taste as good but it will sure save you a lot of worry and time.