How to remove chocolate stains from your sofa

Removing a chocolate Halloween treat squished into the sofa can be tricky.

Start by scraping it off the fabric with a dull knife or plastic spoon. Use 1 tablespoon of liquid dish detergent mixed with 2 cups of cold water to gently wash the area.

Change out your cleaning cloth as it becomes dirty. It can take quite a while to finally remove the stain. As a last resort, test dry-cleaning solvent on a hidden area of the sofa. If the solution doesn't harm the fabric, apply two or three drops to the chocolate stain, and carefully blot.