Grape juice is a parent's worst nightmare, but kids love it and it's a very healthy drink. The best way for you and your children to enjoy grape juice is to be prepared for that inevitable spill. When disaster strikes-and it will-here's how to be ready:
Get to it! Time is your enemy when it comes to grape juice spills. The faster you react, the easier it will be to deal with a grape juice stain.
Blotting is best. To begin, blot up as much of the spill as you can. Resist the urge to rub the stain, as this will only grind the grape juice into the carpet fibers.
Lift and separate. Club soda or white wine will help lift the grape juice out of the carpet fibers. Wet a clean cloth with either liquid and press it against the stain for several seconds. Try not to saturate the carpet with liquid.
at 7:52 AM on Jul. 11, 2011