Build a Holiday Stain Remover Kit

Martha Stewart Living

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A little preparation can save the day, especially when it comes to stains. With holiday meals on the horizon, the editors at Martha Stewart Living have a recipe for a DIY stain removal kit to keep at the ready in case of errant gravy and spilled wine:

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Use travel sized bottles to keep stain removal solutions such as vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and dishwashing liquid easily accessible and tucked away in the dining room. Toss in a few cotton swabs, a toothbrush, and a clean white cloth, and you'll be prepared to tackle most any stain.

Be sure to check out this month's issue or MarthaStewart.com for a handy chart on how to remove different types of stains from washable and non-washable fabrics.

(Image credits: Bryan Gardner. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2013; Martha Stewart Living)