Thursday, April 26, 2012

Quick Clean Tip for the Kitchen 

By Mary Findley

      Every evening after dinner clean a spot in the kitchen like a countertop, the stove, microwave or sink. By the end of the week most of the kitchen has been cleaned and it only takes a few extra minutes each evening. I keep a spray bottle of my diluted CleanEz under the sink along with one of my terry cloth towels making it quick to grab, clean and go.

Friday, April 06, 2012

How to Remove Hairspray

     One of my most frequent questions I receive is how to remove hair spray stuck to counters, floors and mirrors in the bathroom. Stop and think about this. You breathe the sticky mist which means it is stuck to your nasal passages, lungs and other internal organs, which is not healthy for you or other members of your family. Switch to an organic gel if you need to use anything.   
    Remove hair spray by boiling straight distilled white vinegar. Wipe on and let it set several minutes then repeat several times until the residue is removed. If that doesn’t work then try rubbing or denatured alcohol. Do not use vinegar on tile, marble, granite or corian type surfaces. It will dull the finish.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Green Up the Laundry
by Mary Findley

Here are three easy ways to green up laundry days.

1) Run only full loads with the shortest wash time. For clothes that need extra wash time let them soak in the washer for 15 minutes before starting the wash cycle.
2) Remove and hang your clothes while they are partially damp to save on electricty. I love this because after hanging barely damp clothes I brush them with my fingers to 'iron' out the wrinkles so ironing takes only minutes if needed at all.
3) Use eco friendly detergent. Bio Kleen is my favorite. Use even less than what is recommended then add 1/3 cup of distilled white vinegar. Vinegar boosts the cleaning ability of the detergent plus it is a fabric softener and eliminates static cling. No need to buy dryer sheets or expensive laundry softeners.

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