This is one of those folksy household axioms I was sure my mother was wrong about: Use club soda or seltzer water to get out carpet stains. But I’ve been proven wrong in my doubt many times over (I spill a lot of things), ‘cause the results are darn near magical, at least in my experience.
So: To prevent carpets stains, reach for seltzer or club soda as soon as you can after a spill and pour over the affected area. With a towel or washcloth, dab (do not rub) at the stain. It should come right up – and all without the use of smelly, toxic carpet cleaner.