The best stain removers for your home

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From all-natural solutions to store-bought products, these household stain removers can erase any spill.

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Tide Boost Pre-Treat Spray

Another holiday party; another stain to contend with. Turn to this powerful spray before you throw those items in the laundry.

To buy: $4, at supermarkets.










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WoolClean Carpet Spot Remover Kit by Wools of New Zealand

No matter how hard you try, something (and it's usually something sticky) always lands on the floor. This trio will work together to tackle stains on rugs.

Includes Spot Remover No. 1, Dry Spot Remover No. 2, and Absorb-It Powder.

To buy: $33, 800-367-0462.

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Famous Cotton Cleaning Cloth

Super absorbent and durable, cotton cloths can take on any mess.

To buy: $2, cleanreport.com. Or, for a luxe version: The Laundress lint-free cotton cleaning cloths, $20 for three, thelaundress.com.



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Ivory Ultra Dish Soap

Clean up can be exhausting. Especially when stains (gravy, cranberry sauce, butter) has a little time to set in. The right dish soap will make doing the dishes a breeze. 

To buy: $4, at supermarkets.






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Shout Wipe & Go Instant-Stain-Remover Wipes

Whether you're contending with coffee, tea, or grape juice, these powerful (and convenient) wipes will be your go-to tools.

To buy: $1 for four, at supermarkets.



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Goof Off

From gum to grease, this spot on remover works fast and furiously to remove just about any problem area.

To buy: $4, goofoffstainremover.com.





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Clear Ammonia

Add a few drops of this powerhouse liquid and just about any surface will get a thorough wipe-down.

Available at supermarkets.





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Hydrogen Peroxide

A cheap and eco-friendly agent that will disinfect just about any surface in your home.

To buy: $1, at walgreens.com or supermarkets.







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Heinz Distilled White Vinegar

Afraid of germs? Cue the white vinegar. This highly acidic liquid is a smart way to disinfect without relying on harsh chemicals.

To buy: $2, at supermarkets.





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Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Detergent

Take on those stubborn stains when they hit the wash with a detergent that contains baking soda. 

To buy: $5 for 45 ounces, at supermarkets.





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Baking Soda

A hidden household gem. And not to mention a steal. There are so many natural uses for this supermarket staple.

Available at supermarkets.




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Guardsman Dry-Cleaning Fluid

A great pick for those items that need to be sent to the dry cleaner. This organic stain lifter will tackle spots before they settle on linens.

To buy: $6.50 for 16 ounces, shopguardsman.com.


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