On a hot day, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of club soda to hit the sweet spot. Next time you’re busy guzzling the carbonated drink and happen to notice some unwelcome bird poop staining on your candy-striped lounger, the good news is the solution to your problem lies in the palm of your hand. Because of its fizzing freshness, club soda can help frazzle the stain in next to no time.
Simply pour a little club soda (if you don’t have any, most unsweetened and unflavored sparkling waters are a good substitute) onto the offending stain. Leave for about five minutes as the carbonated beverage breaks up the poop and then wipe with a microfiber cloth, a scrub brush, or a plastic scraper. As with any liquids, be careful not to leave club soda on wooden furniture for any length of time because it could potentially damage the wood.