For what you wear:
Among pretreatment stain removers, Resolve ($3.29) came out on top in a recent Consumer Reports test. It “ably attacked coffee, blood, wine, sebum, grass, and motor oil,” says the magazine.
For what you walk on:
The new Stomp ‘N Go pads from Bissell ($4.99 for five) get a rave review from Good Housekeeping. Place one of the thin pads over a stain, stomp on it to release the stain-removing liquid, and let it sit. It removed red wine from a white carpet in two hours in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute test. Spaghetti sauce faded after 24 hours.