Sunday, November 8, 2009

Grape Juice Fiasco

Last night I was reading in the family room & the boys were running around playing. Keanu comes in to say, "Kalani got juice on the carpet". So I ran into the living room to find an ENTIRE JUG of grape juice completely dumped on our living room carpet! This carpet is only maybe 6-8 weeks old, brand spankin new. I totally FLIPPED!

Luckily mom was visiting & I could call out to her to bring lots of towels. We carefully tried to soak it up. Then I googled how to remove grape juice stains. I think with the help of a big container of lemon juice, tons of towels, and a pitcher of cold water, we were able to remove almost all of it. You can hardly tell it was there. But I'm SO worried about it wicking up dirt & the stain showing through in a couple weeks!! I think maybe the next step is to buy white vinegar & apply/dab up the carpet again. Anyone out there have any better ideas???

Kalani REALLY got yelled at, I hope he learned his lesson to NEVER get into the fridge again!! The problem is, now we have two fridges to monitor. Time to buy more child proof locks!


Rob and Rachel said...
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Rob and Rachel said...

This is what I've done for our carpet, once for red juice and once for ny-quil:
Put a few drops of dish soap in a bowl of warm water. Dampen a white towel in the water and lay it over the stain. Put your steam iron on it on the low to medium setting and leave it there for 10-15 minutes. The stain will wick up into the towel. Then, move it to a clean part of the towel and do it again until the stain is gone, re-dampening when needed.
It takes a while, but there is not a trace of either stain left on our carpet!!

Melissa DeLeon said...

I hear you could use a big pile of salt on it and it is supposed to lift the stain out (like the salt attracks the stain or something). Haven't tried it myself, though, so no testimonial.
Grape juice is definitely one of the scarier foods as far as stains go. Good luck!

Becky said...

Oh how aweful Tiffanie! Just what you needed. I would have flipped too. I am glad you were able to get it mostly cleaned up!