Oh no! A guest at your holiday party has spilled red wine on your tablecloth. Or your white couch. Or your carpet. (Hey, accidents happen!) It’s time to do some triage. First, resist the urge to scrub the spot.“Rubbing the stain, whether with a cloth or sponge, can lead to it setting deeper into your fabric and becoming more difficult to remove,” says Matt Connelly, CEO and founder of ihateironing, an on-demand laundry and dry-cleaning service.