Few things are more fun than being invited to a friend’s patio for a summer BBQ. Spirits are high, and the glasses of wine? Let’s just say they’re getting refilled. So when your red wobbles onto the tablecloth, don’t stress. The answer to your problem is likely right in the pantry.

How to Remove Wine Stain
Grab the artificial sweetener, and try this:

  1. Open and sprinkle a packet over the stain. For maximum absorption, let it sit throughout the rest of the BBQ.
  2. Within 24 hours of scraping the sweetener off, rinse the tablecloth in cold water.
  3. Launder as usual. (Pro tip: Swap out the artificial sweetener for distilled white vinegar if the cloth is cotton, a cotton blend, or permanent-press.)

And hey, if the stain just won’t quit, there’s always another checkered cloth to be found.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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June 26, 2015

For sturdier tights: Three quick steps prep a new pair of tights for long-lasting wear. Run them under water and squeeze out the excess liquid. Put them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Let them warm to room temperature and slip them on.

For salt stains on clothing: Don’t despair if sidewalk salt covers the back of your pants. Soak a clean rag with one part white vinegar to two parts water. Treat each stain and then pat dry.

For too-long black skinnies: Need a shorter hemline but want to avoid a trip to the tailor? Take advantage of your knee crease, grabbing the fabric and pulling upward to fold over until you hit the desired length.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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February 17, 2015

Overdo it while trying out the vampy look? Get a little too excited dressing up for Halloween? However it got there, that smudge of black lipstick on your crisp white top is a total horror. Especially since most lipsticks are made from wax, oil, and pigment – which means you’re actually dealing with three stains instead of one.

But with a little fast action, you can get that bright white back to its pretty, pristine self. (And, fret not: these tips apply regardless of what color lipstick we’re talking.)

How to Get Black Lipstick Out of a White Shirt

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October 21, 2013