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Streak-Free Glass CleanerPut all the ingredients into a clean spray bottle and shake to mix. Use as you would a commercial glass cleaner. Spray on glass and wipe dry with a clean cloth or newspaper.
Lemon Furniture PolishIn a screw-top jar, mix equal parts:
denatured alcohol (from a hardware store)
strained fresh lemon juice (not canned or frozen)
Commercial Detergent AlternativesEnvironmentally friendly cleaning alternatives.
In Memory of 9-11For all of you directly affected by September 11, 2001, we send our thoughts and prayers. For all of us it was a tremendous loss but for the friends and families of the victims, it was much more. Know we are thinking of you. Please feel free to add your thoughts and experiences below.
Make Your Own Saddle SoapSaddle soap is an effective leather cleaner. Especially for saddles, saddle shoes, and other thick leather. Please read the cautions before using.
Homemade Tile and Grout CleanersHere are two cleaners that you can make yourself and use to clean your tiles and grout.
Hydrogen Peroxide Grout CleanerTo clean icky grout, pour hydrogen peroxide on grout, and watch it bubble. After about ten minutes all the gunk will be loosened and will wipe away. And you don't have to be exposed to fumes or irritating and highly toxic chemicals. You can also use vinegar and baking soda, but this is easier.
ThriftyFun News September 11, 2004 - Homemade Cleaning RecipesOnline version of the ThriftyFun News. Homemade Cleaning Recipes. Volume Six, Number 35 September 11, 2004
Natural Wood Cabinet CleanerRemoves grease and dirt without harming the wood.
Homemade Laundry Soap with Ivory SoapHere's a recipe to make your own laundry soap!
A Word of Advice for a Beginning CrafterEven though my site is fairly new, I have been getting letters from crafters looking for advice on how to get started selling their wares. I thought that this letter and my answer would be of interest to anyone beginning a new home business.
Making Febreze Type Fabric Freshener & Wrinkle ReleaserI love the smell of Febreze, but can't stand the price so I searched for an online equivalent which I can not take credit for but will gladly share. Go to any local store and take the caps off the liquid fabric softener, sniff away till you find one you like. Purchase the softener and a spray bottle.
Leather Furniture and Dogs?Can anyone advise me as to whether it is a good idea to buy a leather suite for a house with a pet dog? I am worried about marks on the leather, however much you watch a dog there are always going to be times when it could 'paw' the leather, any advice would be gratefully accepted.
Joyce from Lancashire
Can I Have Another Kitten?I have and cat and a kitten. Can I have another kitten in a 860 square foot house? - Lizzie
Black Flying Bugs in Potting Soil?How do I get rid of little flying black bugs that seem to be in my potting soil? Where are they coming from?
Painting a Small Room?I have a really small room, about 2x2.5 meters, and I have a bed and a desk in it. I also have one really small window and in a few weeks I am going to get a big closet. And I have green carpet, so I was wondering should I paint my walls to light blue...
Cleaning Dry-Erase Board Erasers?Any suggestions for cleaning dry-erase board erasers? I have some real black ones.
Callie from Carolina