You can lift out many water-soluble stains—including beer, fruit juices, black coffee or tea—from your cotton-blend clothing or tablecloth by patting the spot with a towel moistened with undiluted white vinegar just before placing the item in the wash. For large stains, you may want to soak the garment overnight in a solution of 3 parts vinegar to 1 part cold water before washing.
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Use a baby wipe to blot up coffee spills from your carpet; it absorbs both the liquid and the stain. Wipes can also be effectively deployed when attacking various spills and drips on your clothing and upholstered furniture.
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Remove coffee stains on your good china by dipping a moist cloth in baking soda to form a stiff paste, then gently rubbing the cups or saucers. Rinse clean and dry.
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