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What are some good home methods of removing blueberry stains from carpets?

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To remove a blueberry stain from a carpet, first saturate the stain by dabbing it with cold water. The stain can then be removed by mixing 1 tablespoon of liquid dish washing detergent with 2 cups of warm water and applying it directly to the area.

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Using a clean cloth, apply the detergent solution directly to the stain, and dab off any excess liquid. Repeat these steps until the stain disappears. If the stain remains, mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 2 cups of cold water, and apply the solution directly to the stain. Use a sponge to dab the stain until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge cold water onto the stain, and use a cloth to blot it dry.

Another way to get rid of a blueberry stain on a carpet is to apply a mixture of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 quart of cold water and 1/2 cup of liquid laundry detergent directly to the stain. Allow the mixture to soak into the carpet for 15 minutes, and then rinse it off with cold water. If the stain remains, dilute all-fabric powdered bleach in cold water, and apply to the solution to the stain. Let the bleach solution soak into the carpet, and then rinse it off with cold water.

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