Category Archives: Cleaning

Kitchen Sink Cleaning Tips

Steel Wool Pads like Brillo or SOS,are great for cleaning around the house, especially in the kitchen. But usually one pad is too big for just a few small jobs and its a pain to keep them from rusting between uses. Solution? Cut a regular sized pad into fourths. Use an old pair of scissors.I […]

Candle Wax In The Carpet

Candle Wax In The Carpet Q.    I have brand new wall to wall carpeting and a candle melted and put a large pool of wax into my carpeting could you please tell me what I can do to remove the wax from my carpeting without damaging my carpeting? A.  For the candle wax on […]

Candle Wax On The Wall

Candle Wax On The Wall Q.     I tipped over a large 3 wick candle and the wax ran all the way down my wall. It is painted in flat paint and I cannot seem to get it off. Any suggestions? Tiffany D. A.  Just a thought:  Take a hair dryer and melt it so […]

Removing Water Deposits

Removing Water Deposits Q. I’m looking for advice on removing soft-water deposits from faucets and fixtures.  Vinegar works great for hard water, but I recently moved to a home with a water softener, and found that vinegar does nothing for soft water deposits.  Thanks.  Deborah A.  Try a product called CLR — it is wonderful!  […]

Water Conservation

Water Conservation A few months ago someone asked me whether it was more economic to wash dishes by hand or to use the dishwasher.  The best answer I can come up with is…it depends on your family and how many dishes you have and what kind of dishwasher you use. A typical dishwasher uses between […]

Fuzzy Sweaters

Fuzzy Sweaters Q. I just recently subscribed to this newsletter. How can you get rid of fuzz-balls on your sweater? I have tried the lint-removers, but they don’t seem to work. Do you have any suggestions? Lynn A.  I have always used a disposable razor to take fuzz balls off my sweaters and it works […]

Removing Spilled Wax 

Removing Spilled Wax Q. I am hoping someone can help me.  My husband was waxing our van when the wax accidentally dumped over.  It was on a ledge by the window, so as a result, it splattered (or poured rather) all over the brick of our home and the concrete driveway.  Any ideas on how […]
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