How to Get Crystal Light Out of Carpet

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Things You'll Need

  • Clean rags

  • Empty bucket

  • Cold water

  • Wet/dry vacuum

  • 1 tsp. dish soap

  • 1 tsp. vinegar

  • 2 cups hot water

  • Bowl

Crystal Light is a drink that comes in many colors and flavors and is very low in calories. The problem with Crystal Light is that it will stain floors and carpet within minutes, and it is difficult to remove from the area if you spill it. While removing Crystal Light from the carpet can be a pain, the effort will prevent you from having to replace your carpet because of a stain.


Step 1

Apply a clean rag to the carpet and blot up the liquid. Do not rub at the Crystal Light stain yet, as this might help the stain to set into the carpet. Press down lightly on the carpet with the rag to help remove the liquid.

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Step 2

Place the used rag in the empty bucket. Leaving the rag on the carpet could cause a bigger stain.


Step 3

Dip your clean rag into cold water. Place the rag on the spot on the carpet. Rub gingerly, but do not scrub the carpet, as scrubbing could spread the Crystal Light around. The cold water will help to bring up more Crystal Light out of the carpet and will not set the stain like warm water will.


Step 4

Vacuum up the stain by applying the hose of a wet/dry vacuum to the stain. The hose will suck up any remaining liquid and remove the Crystal Light stain.

Step 5

Mix 1 tsp. of dish soap with 1 cup of hot water in an empty bowl. Place 1 tsp. of vinegar into the water and mix it in. This mixture should be applied only after all other steps have been taken to try and lift the stain naturally. Use a clean cloth to apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. Blot the carpet dry and then use the wet/dry vacuum to remove the rest of the solution.



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