So glad you love the Pledge jkjpatch!! I use it all the time now on just about everything. As a matter of fact, I have a can of it sitting here on my desk. I've been working on the living room so I keep it handy so that hopefully I will eventually get done dusting.
For glass, I use a product called Sprayway Glass Cleaner. I even use it in my truck and don't see the residual streaks or the fogging up that occurs on the windows in vehicles from other glass cleaners. The only place that I've seen this has been at Sam's Club but you might be able to find it at other locations.
Does anyone know a good product for cleaning silver?
I have a couple of silver candlesticks that belonged to my grandmother. They were given to her for a birthday by her mother and engraved with the date February 1936. I just finished polishing them and it takes forever. I want something that works without elbow grease. All these products claim to work like magic, but they don't.
a pan aluminum foil 4 teaspoons of baking soda 4 cups of boiling water a large glass bowl a drop of liquid soap 100% cotton soft cloth
Place foil on the bottom of pan. Lay your silver pieces on the bottom. Fill pan with water until silver is fully submerged. Sprinkle baking soda over it. Soak silver for 5 to 10 minutes. Mix remaining hot water and a drop of liquid soap into a glass bowl. Place your silver in the soapy water and wash. Rinse with clean water and polish dry your pieces with a soft cotton cloth.
I hope this helps. It is an old Heloise article. It works for jewelry too, by the way.
Ok, we put the laminate floor down in the kitchen and dining room and I used a wet swiffer to clean it last night after Liam spilled juice and after it dried the floor was sticky, so I just used a damp mop to try to clean it. Still sticky. So then I used windex (recommended on the internet) on my hands and knees and dried it. Still sticky. Anyone have any recommendations??
Mix either Pine-Sol & water or the Mr. Clean with Febreze and water in a water bottle and spray ONLY the area that is sticky. Let it set for just a minute and then with one of those blue non-scratch scrubbing pads, scrub it up. I leave a spray bottle of this stuff mixed up all the time and use it on counters, spots in the floor, my stove, etc. Works like a dream!
Don't let it sit too long on the laminate, especially if it's on a seam. It will cause the seam to swell and buckle. The laminate flooring is tougher than what most have given it credit for, but you definately can't let liquids sit too long around the seams to where it can seep through to the unlaminated parts. It usually takes A LOT of liquid sitting on it a LONG time tho.
also just found this and wanted to post in case anyone got a chance to try it before I did.
We all have white shirts that have been "ruined" by yellow stains under the armpits. Well, I just found something online that sounds VERY promising and will be trying it out as soon as I can get caught up on other laundry. Here's a snippet of the website:
Mix one part Dawn dishwashing liquid (the plain old blue kind, in the big bottle that usually sits on your sink), with two parts hydrogen peroxide (available at any drug store), pour it directly on the stain, and watch it disappear like MAGIC. If it's a big stain, as was the case with my dress, you can mix the same equation and add it to a bucket of hot water and just dunk the entire garment in there. When I first set up the little stain removal lab in my kitchen, I was hesitant but figured things couldn't get any worse, so I just crossed my fingers, closed my eyes, and dropped the whole thing in there. When it emerged sparkling clean, I tore through my closet like a madwoman in search of stained items I hadn't had the heart to throw away. And it worked on every single one of them: chocolate, red wine, barbecue sauce, etc.
I will report back after trying this. If it doesn't work, I'll remove it
I don't know. I've heard many say that peroxide is better to use for laundry and cleaning around the house b/c it doesn't have the harsh chemical smell that bleach does among other benefits. I'm sure we could google it and find out.