A spot-on (or off) shameless plug

Posted: February 16, 2012 in House and home
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One of the last nights we spent in my husband’s one-bedroom apartment before moving to our rental house, there was an accident. A potentially BAD accident when you have a security deposit riding on the move-out condition of the apartment…a glass of red wine, dashed across the cream-colored carpet, followed by a flurry of unhappy language from my husband who’d knocked the wine over. We hadn’t been exactly smart about it, both of us sitting in easy chairs with our glasses of wine on something but still sitting on the floor. To say my heart sank is a bit like saying the Titanic took on a bit of water!

I tried to stay calm and sent my husband off to Super Target to look for some sort of stain remover while I first hit the internet and then as I recall, although perhaps terror has altered some relevant brain cells, I kept the stain wet, the first and easiest thing recommended, (but NOT, I hasten to add, watered by any tears of mine), while dabbing at the stain with a clean (only briefly) cloth. I didn’t have hydrogen peroxide or white wine or whatever else my fevered glance read, but I did have salt. So on that went.

I called my husband and gave him the names of the recommended products from the websites. But they didn’t have any. So he shopped while I wet, salted and dabbed…and repeated…and repeated. Let me tell you, this stain wasn’t small. The glass had been about half full, so we’re talking a substantial stain.

When he finally arrived home, we followed the directions on the can. Believe it or not, Ripley, the entire stain came out. Yup, the whole thing. Gone. Enough gone that once it had dried, we couldn’t tell where the wine had spilled and obviously it wasn’t because we’d been drinking too much!! I don’t know what that can of stain remover cost, but it was a steal at twice the price!!

I suppose you’d like to know the name, the product for which I’m writing a stainless…er, shameless…plug. Let’s just say that if you have a similar problem, look for Spot Shot, Instant Carpet Stain Remover. It also says it works great on pet stains. All I know, is we had nothing to “wine” about when it came to doing what it promised.

P.S. After I got done cleaning the apartment later in the week, my husband met with the manager, who checked the apartment and then told my husband that it was probably the cleanest move-out he’d ever seen and that he wished all the apartments looked like that when someone left. Hurrah for getting back security deposits!!

P.P.S. Spot Shot, besides living up to what it promises, is made in the good, old U.S. of A. Hurrah for American ingenuity!

P.P.P.S. I can’t believe that when I used Google Images to find a picture, if possible, of spot remover, a picture of the very one came up!!

  1. Robin in New Jersey says:

    Love that stuff! I always have a can under the sink.

    • I’m always happy when I find something that works as advertised and when it’s made in American, that’s just icing on the cake. This stuff didn’t just save the day; it saved our security deposit and for that I’ll be forever thankful. Just a few days ago, it took out a drop of hot sauce from the rug.

  2. Found your blog from Love and a 6-Foot Leash. Loving your writings so far…especially your foster posts! 🙂
    P.S. I ❤ Spot Shot! I first learned of it when I worked in a salon. They used it because it removes hair color from carpeting. So I always keep a fresh can handy at our house 🙂

    • Thanks for the compliments, Laura. I’m glad you’ve stopped in. I love writing about our former foster dogs. Interesting about Spot Shot taking out hair color. Definitely something to keep handy!

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