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To Las Vegas Angel
Here's a good link showing how to make one
Our church group wants to make a bedside "tote bag" for nursing home residents, as Christmas gifts. We need a suitable pattern.
Bags made to fit over the arm of walkers & wheelchairs work very well for this. They have many pockets and are made in pretty fabrics. Tuck one side between the mattress's. Sometimes they are hard to find, but they are out there, and can also be easily made.
What a nifty idea! I'd like instructions on how to make your bedside pouch! I do have a picture in mind how it is made, and I would also sew on a decorative border for a feminine effect. Same for a male effect too.
What is the best way to clean ceramic tile floors?
PJ from Lexington, KY
After any illnesses I've opened the windows and used 1/4 C. Bleach per gallon of hot water for the best sanitization to reduce/eliminate recontamination.
The secret to whatever one does seems to be in the rinsing and drying afterwards.
If you are talking about a more serious tile problem: Two different ceramic tile floors, by two different installers, have "effervesced" in the grout, causing a white residue to spew up and discolor the taupe grout, in both cases.
Since we didn't have the Internet back then, and have replaced the flooring, I suspect that it might have come from my wet mopping and/or watering leaking from large pot plants draining over their bottom trays, BECAUSE IT HAPPENED TO OUR BRICK FIREPLACE TWICE AS WELL, THE ONLY FIX BEING REPLACEMENT OF THE BRICKS!!
However, some clays, so I read, effervesce (sp?) more than others, which seems to come with cheaper ceramic/clay tiles?This is NOT dirty, only a mineral seepage from the elements used for the floor. It's a losing battle to try to prevent/clean that. I tried everything.
Regardless, I suggest that you ask specifically for a grout sealer and apply it WELL, although I cannot for the life of me see how it could truly seal if not applied to the tops of each adjacent tile, too.
Good luck and God bless your doing your homework.: ) (10/21/2006)
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