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How to tackle Thanksgiving Day stains
Gravy: Greasy stains require immediate attention. Dab the spot with a paper towel, sprinkle it with cornstarch or baby powder, and let it sit for 10 minutes. Alternatively, rub in some castile soap. Launder the garment as usual.
Cranberry sauce: Remove any globs of sauce with a spoon, then dab the stain with either club soda, a pretreater pen, or soap and cool water. Don’t put the garment in the dryer until the stain is gone.
Candle wax: First, let it harden—and the freezer can help. Chip away the bulk of it, and use a spot remover if the wax has melted into the fibers. Stains on rugs and tablecloths can be sandwiched between paper towels and ironed on low heat.
Red wine: Rinse with cool water from the back of the stained fabric and pretreat with liquid detergent and an oxygen whitener. Use both products when laundering.
Source: Real Simple