Ant Deterrent – Warmer clients can be
beautiful, but also may be a haven for bugs. If you find the
annual marching of the ants in your kitchen, place garlic
cloves on food surfaces and garbage areas to detract
them. Place enough and it may get rid of your neighbors
Microwave – When you are on the go to get to the
beach your microwave may be your CEO of the kitchen. For those
stubborn splatters in the microwave (especially on the top) just put
8 ounces of water in a mug, and heat on high for 5 minutes and it
wipes right off.
Pet Hair – Fido wants to be comfy too,
especially on your new couch. The best way to remove pet hair
from sofas and chairs is to dampen a sponge or towel, and just wipe
the fur away! Or you might try rubbing the surface with rubber
gloves on. That works too.
Showers Fresh Everyday – Want to keep your
shower fresh between cleanings? Keep a spray bottle of vinegar
and water in the shower and spritz it down after every use.
Those of you who are owners of slate, granite or stone will have to add a
neutral dish soap so the acid in the vinegar does not etch. If
your shower curtain has mildew and soap film on it, just throw it in
the washer, rings and all. Use the gentle cycle with a little bleach
and detergent, and hang it back up to dry.
Tar on the Car: Want your car to look good
cruising the strip? Make a paste of Baking Soda, apply gently
with a sponge, and tar will come right off!
Of course, with all of our hints you’ll need to test your
surface in a small unobtrusive area first. Happy
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