Post New Year’s Eve Parties: How To Get Those Pesky Wine Stains Out Of Your Clothes
You paid $100 for your dress or nice shirt and tie from Macy’s and you’ve made it the entire night without incident and then some tanked reveler careens into you and next thing you know, you’re wearing your drink (and theirs). Here’s how to treat the stains so you can save your outfit, even if your ego is down the drain:
RED WINE: This one is nasty and calls for boiling hot water, but if that might damage your garment, rub it out with cold water and dishsoap.
WHITE WINE: This one seems to be the easiest, just pour cold water on it and blot it with a rag or towel, AKA drink white wine if you’re nervous about it ending up on you as you can probably fix this with a short trip to the bathroom.
BEER: You’d think this would be the easiest, but you might need a chemistry degree to zap this stain. Your remedy involves handwashing your clothes in10 parts water and 1 part hydrogen peroxide until the stain disappears. Dang.
So, short of wearing a HAZMAT suit out to party tonight (which will kill your mood and you won’t get any dates either, well, not any desirable ones anyway) these are some easy fixes for that mortifying moment should it happen to you. Keeping a Shout pen on you might not hurt either, but don’t go trying to write and phone numbers with it, you’ll look dumb and they won’t pick up if you call the next day.