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How To Get Those Impossible Chocolate Stains Out Of Anything

Saison Chienowa / POPSUGAR Australia

Having kids means having to put up with a lot of things. It could be the constant pouting, their need to wander off, but most of all, the mess.

Children are geniuses in coming up with new ways to make everything dirty, with everything from dirt to crayons. But something you don't have to put up with any longer is stains from their favorite treat, chocolate.

Chocolate is the worst to deal with. It melts, gets all sticky, and leaves a trace that up until now you thought would stay forever. But before you throw away those fabrics, give these products a try and you'll be amazed at how different those "ruined" articles look!

Clothing

This is going to be the most common one to deal with. It seems like kids actually want to smear the chocolate all over their clothes, especially if they have just come out of the wash!

Before you do anything, scrape off as much chocolate as you can from the stain. Next, instead of using some expensive stain remover, pretreat the piece of clothing with Shout Advanced Gel, then stick it in the washing machine. If still present, lather, rinse, repeat.

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But what about everything else?

Upholstery

Of course, you give your child a candy bar in order to keep them busy for a few minutes, you turn your back for a few short minutes, and then suddenly your couch looks like it just left a horror film.

Now, you can't just put your upholstery in the washing machine, so how do you get the stains out?

First things first, pick up some simple detergent, like Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap, for less than $3.00! Mix a tablespoon of this with two cups of cool water and then scrub it out using a clean, white cloth.

Still no luck? Time to bring out the big guns. Guardsman Professional Strength Dry Cleaning Fluid will take on the stain and leave you dazzled!

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Carpeting

You should first use the same steps as you would for upholstery. If it doesn't work for you, then you can try a more heavy-duty response.

Mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water, and gently sponge the stained area. Keep sponging it until the liquid is absorbed. Then dot with cold water, and blot until dry.

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