The Frugal Frau Sees Red (Then Gets Rid of It)

How now smart Frau?

How now smart Frau?

Today the Frugal Frau attacks a stain and you should all stand well back. I have seen her tackle a really tough smudge like a crime scene investigator. Frankly, I think that’s why she watches those television shows. Forget about the plot, she’s more concerned with how they’ll clean up that carpet.

It’s a red wine stain we’re solving this week. It’s a stubborn splotch. But the Frau advises that the best way to come clean is to stretch the stained fabric over a sink and dribble boiling water on it from high (a foot or so). The smattering action of the water literally pulses the stain free in a matter of seconds. I have witnessed this with my own eyes. Naturally, you do have to guard against scalding. (Wear dish washing gloves and long sleeve protection.)  Remember, no need to pour a great gush when just a trickle will do.

Be careful / be clean

Be careful / Be clean

Now you may drink and dribble to your heart’s content.

Until we post again, have a blemish-free week and, please : Seid nett zueinander! (Be nice to each other.)


6 Responses to “The Frugal Frau Sees Red (Then Gets Rid of It)”

  1. Wayne Cox Says:

    Sorry to clog your blog….so to speak, but in all seriousness, I see a book here. Don’t let anyone steal the idea, but I’m telling you, the “Frugal Frau” a collection of money saving tips, would be a hot seller in these tough economic times.
    Your welcome, (mail my residuals to the usual address.)
    Your Pal,

  2. Mike Hutchison Says:

    Excellent idea!

    “The Frugal Frau’s Folio of Functional Tips”..? You really should do it.

  3. I have used soda water right after the red wine spills. Another trick is to use ice cubes. It works!

    • Interesting, Stephanie. I have seen the Frau use ice cubes to get melted wax off something. She also claims that peanut butter will get gum out of your hair.
      Who was the first person to try that combination?

      • A friend of mine suggested the ice and it worked like a charm. The soda water came from my French Canadian grandmother.

      • To get candle wax off something…place a paper towel over the wax and then go over it with a warm (not too hot!) iron. The heat will melt the wax and the paper towel absorbs it. It works like a charm!
        You’re welcome….

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