Clorox Oxi Magic!
Every single day, new stains appear on our carpet. Unfortunately, I have no other humans to blame because almost 100% of the stains are caused by me, Tinsel, or Lily due to one of the following circumstances:
* Sneezing while carrying a full cup of coffee (seems I only sneeze with coffee in hand)
* Tripping while carrying a full cup of coffee up or down the stairs
* Tinsel throwing up
* Lily throwing up
* Tinsel choosing to "use the bathroom" someplace other than the litterbox
I have tried every carpet stain remover on the market with limited success. Last week, however, my stain removing needs reached a new level: While scrapbooking on the floor (my usual spot), I knocked over an ENTIRE CUP of coffee. While I ran down the hall to get a towel, the stain grew to mammoth proportions and darkened menacingly (even though there was plenty of Creme Brulee creamer in it).
NOTHING would budge that stain. I worked for days on it, but each day it seemed to get worse. I finally put a towel over it and contemplated moving the furniture (or moving out).
A few days later on a trip to our local Big Lots store, I found a bottle of Clorox Oxi Magic, a multi-purpose cleaner which works on carpet. It was only a couple of dollars, so I took a bottle home with me.
To my complete amazement, after just a couple of applications, the basketball-sized coffee stain was completely gone! Even in bright sunlight, there is no evidence of my Saturday morning mishap.
Now I'm walking around the house like some kind of stain sheriff, squirting every coffee spill and cat throw-up stain in sight. I might as well be wearing my Oxi Magic bottle in a holster! Unfortunately, the carpet now looks so much better that I'll be hard-pressed to convince Spouse that it needs to be replaced!