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My low this week actually happened last night. I was all snuggled in bed watching a movie with my hubby and enjoying a nice big glass of Berry Pomegranate Juice. As I gracefully reached over to grab my phone (not!), I managed to spill more than half the glass of juice all over my brand new white sheets – yikes! I don’t have a picture to share of this disaster as I immediately panicked, tore the sheets off the bed and let them start soaking in a mixture of detergent and water – and they are looking a bit better this morning. Phew! Do you have any great tips for removing juice from white sheets?!

My high took place this weekend. I organized a casual get-together with my immediate family and we had a great time! We hung out in the backyard, grilled burgers and corn on the cob, roasted marshmallows, watched the kids jump on the trampoline and run around the yard and just enjoyed each other’s company. So much so that we ended up sitting around the fire pit until 11PM – which was a late treat for the kiddos!

(Left to right: Nicholas – my son, Hudson and Nash – my nephews and Piper – my daughter)

[h2s_box]Every Wednesday, I share my high(s) and low(s) for the past week and I encourage you to do the same in the comment section below. My high(s) will simply be the best or most exciting thing that happened to me over the last week or so and my low(s) will be something not so great that took place. [/h2s_box]


Collin founded Hip2Save in 2008 and has over 10 years experience as a deals and lifestyle editor, strategist, and creative copywriter. She is debt-free and has been featured in Parents Magazine, Today.com and MSNBC. Connect with Collin on LinkedIn


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  1. Lori Stevens

    Bleach will do the trick! (whiten your sheets)

    • mom

      I soak everything in OxyClean…I put it in a bucket and leave it there (someone for days as I forget it is soaking) and so far have had amazing luck!
      Hope that helps!

    • Jamie

      Definitely bleach! I buy white sheets just so they can be bleached and always look clean πŸ™‚ Good luck Collin!

  2. Lauren

    409!! Spray it on before you wash it, let it set for about 20 mins. Good luck!

  3. Sabine

    Try rubbing Hydrogen peroxide on the stain and then rinse it under COLD water. If the stain is gone then you can wash as normal. Bleach might eat through your fabric

    • Sandy

      H2O2 works on taking out blood stains. I’ll bet it would work on juice.

  4. CW

    Collin I’ll trade your stained sheets for my roof leak today! Definite low of the day.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      I’m sorry… that’s no fun at all. πŸ™

      • Barbara

        Carbona cleaners for sale at Walmart by the mops and stuff usually. They have cleaners for chocolate, tea, coffee, juice, mustard, wine, ketchup or whatever else you get on things. These have saved my life many times. I have spilled coffee on beige carpet. They did the trick. Yellow bottles for about $2. I think you have posted about this product before along time ago.

  5. brandice

    Totally Awesome found at Dollar Tree in sprayer bottle gets out everything and is not harsh like bleach

    • Ashley

      I second the Awesome. This stuff works miracles!

    • tracey

      I was coming here to say the same thing!! U can also buy at Dollar General. Works great on coffee stains too!

    • Emily

      I love that stuff!! Cleans anything and it’s only a buck!

  6. Jen

    Try scrubbing with a white bar of Dial soap. Works like a charm on most stains.

  7. annie

    I would recommend FOLEX stain remover…. it works miracles on strawberry and blueberry stains, as well as grape juice.

    As long as we are talking stain remover… anyone have a recommendation for color transfer on colored garments. Have tried OxiClean, Spray-N-Wash, Tide Stain Remover, Era, etc…

    Thank you:-)

  8. Ashley

    My grandma swears by heavily spraying shout on the stain then scrubbing the stain the next day then wash as usual. She gets EVERY stain out πŸ™‚

    • Kb

      Shout worked on a glass of red wine I knocker onto the carpet! I immediately poured about 1/2 of the refill bottle on the stain and started rubbing it after a minute. I repeated a couple of times until the stain was gone! I figured the shout was cheaper than losing my deposit for the apartment.

  9. Queenjen87

    My low this week, my husband list his job as we were leaving for vacation (they have been very difficult every time he has been sick, wanted to use vacation time ect at his work.) although I am hoping now is a good excuse for him to go back to a job he loved that he got laid off from a couple years ago.

    My high, going to the Indy 500 over the weekend and seeing my mom. It was the first time going to Indy after my dad died a couple months ago, but it was good to see my mom. And my three year old got herself dressed all by herself today!!

    • Wanda

      Hoping your ‘mixed blessing’ – lost job – turns into a positive

      • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

        I agree…. I hope your hubby is able to return to the job he loves. And that’s great that you were able to see your mom.

        Also, congrats to your 3-year-old for getting all dressed on her own. One of my favorite things about the morning is seeing what my daughter is going to have on. πŸ™‚

  10. Carol W

    Boiling water. It really is that simple. Heat your teakettle, stretch the stain out over something in your sink that will allow the water to pass through (a collander or a bowl) then pour the boiling water over the stain so it can pass through.

    • Pat

      This hint works for all fruit stains…..just do not wash or rinse first.

  11. CJ

    Forex. (Carpet cleaner). Comes in a spray bottle. Haven’t found anything it failed to remove! Good luck!

  12. Michelle M

    I’m SO ENVIOUS of your fire pit and patio! It looks divine!! I LOVE IT!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awe… thanks! We are definitely enjoying it… especially since our other house had a very tiny backyard.

  13. JAllara

    I know a mix of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide took red wine out of my carpet! Good luck!

  14. Laura

    Most natural stain remover- the sun! I cloth diaper and you’re not supposed use any kind chemical stain remover on the diapers. The sun gets out tons of nasty stains! It’s not a guarantee, it doesn’t remove everything, but it does remove lots of “set in” stains after you’ve already dried it in the dryer. Just wash it again and leave it out in the sun to dry. If it doesn’t come out fully, get it wet again and dry it again.

  15. Kathleen

    Your kids & your nephews are adorable!!!! I have heard Oxyclean works really good on stains..

  16. J

    My low was buying a “new” used car and driving off the lot only to have the engine light come on.

    My high was enjoying the outdoors with my daughter.

    • Amy

      Depending on what state you live in and you bought it from a dealer, you can take it back and have them fix it. I know here in Texas a dealer can not sell you a car that will not pass state inspection. O2 sensors are usually the culprit

    • Tammy

      You may be able to return your car and get your money back. My state has a 30 day window in which to do this. Check the laws in your state and then contact your state Attorney General’s office if they refuse to refund your money. You have rights as a consumer.

  17. Carrie

    Never mind the stain, I love your backyard! Is that a trampoline in the background? Did you sink it in flush to the ground?

    • steph

      I was going to say the same thing about the yard. So pretty! Really hoping Collin posts a new home video again! πŸ™‚

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yep… we did put it in the ground so that it’s flush with the grass. A lot safer for the kiddos and the adults too! It’s actually a really good workout… I jump on it almost every night with the kiddos. πŸ˜‰

      • Sara

        How do you do that? Just take the legs off? I’ve wanted a trampoline forever but I am so uncoordinated and worry I would really do some damage.

        • Heather

          We did the same thing in our backyard 2 weeks ago! Dig a hole, put some rocks down at the bottom and after building the trampoline.. but it in the hole. Viola! Because my son (10) still likes learning to do the flips, we also purchased the enclosure net and put that on .. just in case he would flip and accidently flip on the ground!

    • Heidi

      I was going to say the same thing! Love the backyard fire pit and in-ground trampoline!

  18. Jill

    I use Oxi Clean on these type of stains. My husband spilled a glass of red wine on our carpet 2 weeks after we moved into our new home. Treated with Oxi Clean and you would never know it was ever there!

  19. Tarri

    Maybe White Wine, works on Red Wine stains or Peroxide or Bleach.

  20. Cindy

    Resolve! Or bleach… Detergent and hot water works well too (not sure about washing machine, but they’re usually gone with hand washing and scrubbing!).

  21. Jen B.

    The best stain remover I’ve ever used is called Carbona Stain Wizard. I can’t seem to find it in California anymore so I order it from Amazon by the case. You might be able to find it in yours though. They make a bunch of different kinds based on what type of stain you have, but I just buy the big regular bottle and it takes out nearly everything (and I mean even stains that have gone from washer to dryer unnoticed or have been on a garment for years). It’s a miracle worker! Good luck!!

  22. Kim

    Hydrogen peroxide worked for me when I had to get purple grape juice out of my daughter’s white blouse (and tights, and skirt…..you get the picture!).

  23. Kate

    I would try pouring hydrogen peroxide on it. I always treat fruit stains on my kids with hydrogen peroxide and they disappear like magic. Then I wash as normal. Good luck!

  24. stacy g

    Piper looks just like you!!! very cute.

  25. Emily

    I just had a TERRIBLE black ink stain on a shirt I had just bought (that day!) for my son. The pen exploded and got on part of his shirt—well, I tried everything in the book and finally resorted to soaking the spot in nail polish remover. I am telling you—this is the ONLY thing that worked, and it did not put any holes in the shirt or discolor it (it was a yellow shirt!) So, i’m sure the same thing would work on your white sheets!:) I simply poured the nail polish in a bowl and placed the stained part in the bowl for it to soak. I left it in there for about 2 hours. Best of luck!

  26. LeAnn

    Kids ‘N Pets took a 7yr old raspberry coffee stain out of my mattress!!! Would have never bought and tried the stuff if it weren’t for Collin posting a freebie deal for it over a year ago. Now it is a product I would pay any amount for, it is just that awesome!

  27. Lisa

    I have had great results with Tide stain release it is as if it literally knows what & where the stain is and removes it! I put some directly on the stain then let it soak in a mixture of the Tide and water…the longer the better! I used this on white pants that had cherry juice on them and it worked like a charm! Good luck Collin πŸ™‚

  28. Crescent City Couponer

    Use OxiClean or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
    There’s a “Guide To Removing Pomegranate Stains” here http://www.stain-removal-101.com/pomegranate-stains.html

    FYI: You can add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to your washing machine as a substitute for bleach when laundering whites.

    P.S. Congrats on the new digs. Love the porch swing.

  29. Heather

    High – Seeing my son (10) get excited over a few things I was able to purchase for him this week. I’m a single mom and on a budget, so it isn’t often I can splurge on things that are too expensive.. but I was able to this week and it made my heart smile seeing his face light up!

    Low – My daughter (4) was hurt a month ago (she was reading outside at our picnic table and was hit by a razor scooter in her forehead) and had surgery to repair the muscle damage, and plastic surgery to close the wound. It is healing MUCH better than I thought it would, and the scar is not nearly as big – but even so, it pains me to look at that pitiful scar on her forehead. I made that beautiful baby girl from scratch, and my low is trying to get through seeing and accepting that scar on her forehead. :*( On the other hand, I feel SO blessed she wasn’t hit just an inch or 2 lower .. it would have gone through her eye and wouldn’t have been repairable.

    • Carrie

      I am so sorry that happened to your daughter. You sound like a fantastic mom! πŸ™‚

      • Heather

        Thanks Carrie!

    • Kim

      Heather – my son got a slice on his forehead that went all the way to the bone a couple years ago, and the amazing plastic surgeons gave us a product called Kelo-cote to put on every day for a few months. It worked very well, and there is absolutely no “scar” per se – just a very thin white line. No one ever notices it unless I point it out. It is absolutely smooth. I think you can get it at Walgreens. Just ask at the pharmacy counter. Also – very important – sunscreen (or a hat or a bandaid) over the area ANY time they are outside for a year or so. Good luck!

      • Heather

        Kim – THANK YOU for sharing your similar experience! My daughter’s was to the bone as well, so it was pretty bad. The professor of ECU school of medicine, plastic surgery did her her plastic surgery – so she definitely had the best care possible. She’s got an entire new collection of hats (hard to find them with straps for her age!) for anytime she is outside, and kaboodles of waterproof bandaids to keep the scar from getting any sun on “water days” (beach, sprinkler, etc.) that we are outside for a while.

        I am applying Mederma advanced scar gel, vitamen E oil daily but I am going to pick up some Kelo-cote after your recommendation. Thank you, again.

  30. Crystal

    My low- finding out that my dad’s cancer has returned..my entire family is just devastated.

    My high – spending time with my kiddos
    .They always make me feel better.

  31. bunny

    Collin, I hope this isn’t too late but whatever you do, don’t put the sheets in the dryer until you’ve gotten the stain totally out!!!! Otherwise it will just set the stain.

    I agree with others though that Shout and Oxyclean are super at getting stains out!

  32. Candi

    Love your fire pit. Did you make it? I am wanting to make one and would love to know how you did it if you made it.

    • Heather

      Look on pinterest.com! That’s where I got the idea for mine.

  33. l boyce

    Peroxide and baking soda

  34. Christine M

    THIS WORKS! Equal parts dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. I use this all the time to take out stains that my children (three of them) make of their clothes and our house. It’s a miracle.

  35. nikkicats2

    OXY CLEAN is by far the best. Mix up the powder with some hot water and pour over or soak. It gets all red or purple stains out very quickly. Also I love your backyard!

  36. Rae

    A friend of ours is in the Navy and they have to keep their whites WHITE and he uses peroxide because using bleach will yellow your whites over time we did the same thing for our 4-H whites. Oxyclean works very similar to peroxide but use warm water to dissolve the powder fully. I use oxyclean on our cloth diapers to keep them looking really white. Another trick is to wet the stain with just water and put it in the sunlight. Repeat wetting the stain and putting in the sun as needed OR you can do half lemon juice half water on the stain and place in the sun.

  37. shawna

    Oxi is def. Number 1. My kiddos get their clothes stained from playing and always spilling stuff on their self. Oxi does the trick every time.

  38. Amy

    Colin – Amazing trick for taking fruit juice/berry stains out of fabric.
    Pour BOILING water over the stain. Magically disappears. And no harsh chemicals.
    This works on colors as well.

  39. Stephanie

    Wine away. It works on red wines and all sorts if berry and juice stains.

  40. Katie

    Easiest way to remove stains from whites, pour boiling hot water through them. Use a tea kettle if you have one. Don’t know if someone else said this above but thought I would type it anyway.

  41. Debbie

    Your backyard looks lovely. When do we get to see pics of the new place?

  42. kim

    Hot water!!! It takes out berry stains….I run it right under the water as hot as it can go….works every time!!

  43. Kim

    One more vote for soaking in Oxyclean and warm water. Also works to take out odors. And I’ve never had any trouble with delicate fabrics.

  44. Susan

    Run hot water – as hot as you can stand it – over the stain. It takes out red juice stains better than any stain remover – really!

  45. Dianne

    Bleach right on the stain will take it right off.

  46. Fay

    FYI: jumping (or even just bouncing) on a trampoline (or smaller rebounder) is fantastic for your overall health! It increases circulation throughout your entire body and is one of the few things you can do to help keep your lymph flowing. Bounce for your health!

  47. Sue

    The best old fashioned stain remover for juices is to pour boiling water over the stain until it disappears. It will work, if you haven’t already washed and dried it! Sometimes it may take a quart or more of boiling water, but I’ve always been able to get juice stains out this way.

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