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February 23, 2015

Cleaning Tips From the Pros

  Most of these cleaning tips use every day household items.  Hopefully these tips will help make cleaning a little easier for you.

Scuff mark eraser:  Clean off shoe scuff marks from vinyl flooring with a clean, dry tennis ball.  A light rub and heel marks are erased!

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Marker cleanup:  When the permanent marker has ended up in your 2 year olds hands, vegetable oil can clean it off lots of surfaces, even your skin!  Then just wipe up with the damp cloth and you are done.

Citrus peels and ice cubes for a stinky disposal:  If your disposal has developed an odor, it may contain bits of rotted food.  Dropping an orange or lemon peel in the disposal while it is running can help soften the waste and attack the smelly bacteria.  Ice cubes can work as well.

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Scratch soap to keep fingernails clean:  Whether you are digging in the garden or working on your car, scratch a bar of soap first.  The soap will keep grunge from lodging under your fingernails.  Unlike soil or grease, the soap will dissolve when you wash your hands.

Garbage bag holder-upper:  Tired of the garbage bag slipping down into the trash can? Cut out the middle of the lid with a knife and just snap the outer rim over the bag to keep it in place.

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