TODAY | October 09, 2012
>>> on today's home tackling those inevitable stains from dirt on the carpets, marker on the walls.
>> other stuff. here are a few homemade solutions to get rid of any stains your kids or pets can dish out. mary kate mcgrath, how are you?
>> thanks for having me back. we're here to clean, glad you have on your gloves.
>> we're not going to help, but we look good.
>> it's actually easy to clean up those tough, annoying stains. the kids track in all the dirt from playing outside of the you can't help it. you throw on your gloves. it's simple dish washing solution, a quarter teaspoon of dish washing soap and a little bit of water.
>> you want me to do it?
>> sure, why not.
>> this will be the first.
>> vacuum up the dirt.
>> tell her not to rub.
>> don't rub. blot, blot, blot.
>> blot, hoda.
>> anything you take away from this, is to blot. pretty good, looking good.
>> all right.
>> you got to believe in it.
>> look how black it's getting.
>> the trick here is after you wash it with the dish washing soap, you need to use another wet towel. magic of tv this would disappear normally.
>> is that right?
>> that's correct.
>> i'd buy a new mat. i'd buy another one.
>> all right.
>> the trick off of here is you don't want to leave any water. what happens is more dirt will get sucked into it. that's when you have another stain.
>> this one, tomato sauce.
>> can any kid have spaghetti and meatballs?
>> it's already done. get it all over their clothes.
>> scrape with your knife.
>> let it dry?
>> coagulated. that's coming right off.
>> don't even need to wash it, looks good.
>> clean, we're done.
>> no one will ever know.
>> you don't see it.
>> it's the same dish washing solution, quarter teaspoon of dish washing soap, little bit of water. say a little bit remains. before you want to throw it in the laundry, a little ammonia will take it out. okay, ammonia also works for the worst stain ever.
>> what is that?
>> tell me it's chocolate icing.
>> it's chocolate.
>> looks like bambino to me.
>> how would you get rid of that if it were?
>> get your knife first, don't you?
>> you scrape.
>> got to get your knife.
>> okay. oh, oh, oh. that's sick, you're sick.
>> makes me miss him, the little pooper.
>> then you'll do the dish washing soap, blot, blot, blot. don't rub it in. same with the urine.
>> same with the urine, you fwlblot that.
>> you blot that.
>> lingering smell? a little vinegar will take that out. all household things you can reuse. we're very clean today.
>> looks real to me.
>> thank goodness for washable markers. until those little buggers get their hands on a sharpie. the trick is to use a non-cellulous sponge.
>> a lot of dish washing liquid today.
>> warm water, and it should come right off.
>> it should, but in reality, will it?
>> a little too much. here we go. coming off, coming off.
>> this one came -- the washable one.
>> can sara make a fast break?
>> this is going to take a while. thank you very much.