Wine, Ketchup, Mustard and Iced Tea: Removing Stains

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Kathie Lee & Hoda: Julie Edelman Interview

If you are throwing a Labor Day party, chances are there are going to be a few accidents around the house, like mustard on the shirt or grease on the couch. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were joined by Julie Edelman, author of The Ultimate Accidental Housewife, as she gave tips on removing stains.

Julie Edelman: Mustard Stains

Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb were joined by Julie Edelman, as she gave tips on removing stains, like mustard, ketchup, wine and iced tea stains.

Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb were joined by Julie Edelman, as she gave tips on removing stains, like mustard, ketchup, wine and iced tea stains.

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Julie said you want to take the mustard all off and go inward when removing it because you don’t want to spread it and make a bigger stain. She put hand sanitizer on the stain because it has alcohol and glycerin, which will loosen the stain up. Let it sit on there and then blot it off. She said to always put something under the stain because you don’t want it to soak through.

Removing Stains: Ketchup Stain

Julie said you want to remove the ketchup and take it off inward. She used lemon juice, which is like a bleaching agent. She squeezed the lemon juice directly onto the stain and then use the rind to rub out the stain. If your shirt is not white, she said to test an area out on your shirt that is not seen to check to see if the lemon juice will ruin the color.

Julie Edelman: Corn on the Cob Stain

Julie said it is the oil that stains when it plops on you. She said you want to sprinkle some baby powder onto the stain. Then you will use shaving cream, because it is really compressed soap. You just let that sit on it for a while and it will lift the stain up. Just scrape it off when done.

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Removing Stains: Iced Tea Stain

Julie said iced tea is a tainted stain, which means it has a dye in it. She made a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. You put the paste on the stain and let it sit for about 30 minutes and scrape it off.

Julie Edelman: Wine Stain

Julie said you make a paste of toothpaste and hydrogen peroxide. You put the paste on a toothbrush and rub out the stain using the toothbrush.

Removing Stains: Cushion Stains

For stains on the couch, Julie said to first blot out the stain and then blot some water onto the stain. Then she used Fels-Naptha Soap and just rubbed it over the stain and it comes right out.

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