1. Use salt on a stained carpet
A red wine stain on a pale-coloured carpet is the worst. But there is hope, as long as you act quickly. While the red wine is still wet, pour some white wine on it to dilute the colour. Then, clean the spot with a sponge and cold water. Sprinkle the area with salt and wait about 10 minutes. Now vacuum up the whole mess. Ta-da!