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Ultimate Stain Removal Guide: Unexpected Ways To Clean Anything (PHOTOS)

Even if you're the most poised person in your group of friends or family, at some point, you're bound to drop something on your clothing/floor/couch/bed, etc. Spills happen to the best of us. But the resulting stains shouldn't.

Google "stain removal" and you'll get some 8.5 million hits chock full of ways to hide stains, clean grime and, well, generally keep your clothes and home clean.

But preventing spills from becoming stains should be easy. We've sifted through the 'net and done tons of our own research (hey, us style editors have wardrobe disasters, too) and have come up with the top 10 most efficient, surprising and downright awesome ways to stop a stain from sticking.

Check them out below.

Rubbing Alcohol
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Sure rubbing alcohol can be used to clean cuts, but it can also remove stains from all sorts of materials, including carpet and clothing. Simply dip a cloth or Q-tip in the solution, apply to a stain and then dab or rub in a circular motion. The spot will dissolve in no time!
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