Even dark liquids like red wine or Kool-Aid can be removed from white upholstered furniture or carpeting. Although most of us know it's a lot easier to lift a stain if you get to it right away
, for spots that have been on your carpet since the Reagan administration, follow this advice from Steve Mulloy, director of housekeeping at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Apply a red-dye remover like Carbona Stain Devils #8
to a clean towel, lay it over the stain and then press a warm iron over it. The heat will transfer the stain onto the cloth.