The Best Mini Stain Removers to Tuck into Your Purse or Carry-On Bag

Red wine spills don't stand a chance against these top-rated stain remover pens and wipes.

We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Best Mini Travel Stain Removers
Photo: Amazon

Are you prepared for red wine stains on your dress or coffee drips on your favorite white shirt? These are the types of stains that you don't want to set, so it's helpful to treat the spot with a stain remover right away. That way, there's a better chance you'll be able to save the garment once you're able to give it a proper cleaning later. But which is the best stain remover pen or wipe to keep in your purse or slip into a coat pocket when there are so many options? We checked out several stain removers on the market, and here are the ones we recommend:

Emergency Stain Rescue Stain Treaters

Best Mini Travel Stain Removers, Stain Rescue wipes

Real Simple senior editor Brandi Broxson tests hundreds of products every year, so when she recommends a stain remover, we know it has to be good. Her pick: these stain-treating wipes that are peroxide- and chlorine-free and safe to use on clothing, linens, and carpets.

Grandma's Secret Spot Remover

Best Mini Travel Stain Removers, Grandma's Stain Remover

Where is the proof that Grandma's Secret Spot Remover really works? Just check out the more than 1,200 five-star reviews it's collected on Amazon. It's effective on oil, ink, and makeup stains—so keep one in your desk drawer, one in your laundry room, and a third in the car.

BootRescue Leather Wipes

Best Mini Travel Stain Removers, Boot Rescue Leather Wipes

Keep these wipes in your purse or desk drawer to clean scuff marks or salt stains on your boots. They're formulated without harsh chemicals, so you don't have to worry about washing your hands afterward, and they're individually wrapped so you can toss one in your pocket or clutch. This company also makes a version specifically for cleaning leather handbags.

Dry-Clean Safe Dryel Stain Pen

Best Mini Travel Stain Removers, Dryel

Got a stain on your delicate silk work blouse? Don't worry, Dryel has a stain pen that's safe enough to use on even dry-clean-only fabrics.

Tide To Go Pen

tide to go stain remover pen

PSA: The Tide To Go pen is the best stain remover pen on our list, and it also comes in a mini version. Just 4 inches long, you can toss this stain pen into your tote bag or suitcase. The stain-fighting formula works well on coffee, tea, and wine stains (but is less effective on grease, blood, and oil stains).

Shout Wipe & Go Wipes

Best Mini Travel Stain Removers, Shout & Go Wipes

These individually packaged stain-lifting wipes can go with you anywhere, but we'd recommend keeping some in the car to wipe up coffee spills along your commute to work or to clean dirt stains after picking the kids up from soccer practice.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles