How to remove Sharpie stains from pretty much anything

How to remove Sharpie stains from pretty much anything
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If you have kids, or you’re just clumsy like me, then you probably spend a good bit of time cleaning up spills, stains and other messes.

Removing common household spills and stains

Actually just recently, my husband spilled a glass of red wine all over the carpet floor. While the two of us got to work on cleaning it up, I of course knocked over my own glass  which shattered and sent not only more red wine all over the place, but also tons of little shards of glass. (For those who know me, this is not surprising.)

The good thing about being clumsy though is that you learn quick tricks to cover your tracks — and in this case, all it took was some club soda, white vinegar and baking soda. The glass was mostly all in one area, which helped. So we soaked up the red wine with paper towels, applied the three ingredients, and then soaked it all up with more paper towels. Finally, a quick run of the Dyson (my absolute favorite household cleaning toy) finished the job!

Here are a few other tricks to get rid of common stains:

Also check out our guide to 43 home cleaning hacks that will transform your routine.

How to remove Sharpie from any surface

While some stains take a little more effort to remove, with the right tricks and supplies, you can restore pretty much anything back to normal (or at least get very close).

And although permanent markers have their name for a reason, Sharpie stains are no exception! Check out the guide below from Recipes from Heaven on how to remove Sharpie from pretty much any surface!

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