Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blah, Blah, Blood

Blood stains are yucky...ok. The best way to get them out without using expensive products is using good old fashioned HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. Pour a cap full...or more (if you were in a serious bar fight/ family t-ball night beat down with your ex-husband's new girlfriend, that skank!!!) on the spot let it soak for about 5 minutes depending on the fabric and how long the blood has been on the fabric. You may not want to do this with that silk scarf you "borrowed" from a large retailer and plan to return after your cross-eyed cousin's wedding. Seriously, the girl is lucky she found that water-buffalo of husband, but that don't mean you should actually have to buy a scarf for the blessed union of chubb and ugly. The peroxide may leave a hole in the silk as big as your sister's husband's head...GINORMOUS. Just sayin....

Peroxide works great on cotton. Make sure you test an inconspicuous spot, first.

Stop buying all those $5 bottles of blood removers...they are probably just peroxide anyway. Go to your local drugstore/dollar store, and stock up on HYDROGEN PEROXIDE...but don't get too much, the Feds may think you're running a meth lab in your mini-van.

Happy Scrubbing,


Kicking It Old School : Lemon Pledge

I'm from Montgomery, Alabama. In the Deep South, you basically have one kind of furniture polish, Lemon Pledge. That's what folks in the South call it. Pledge can be used to clean wood, granite, and stainless steel.

If you have a brand new stainless appliance, you may want to check your manufacturer's instructions on cleaning before you Lemon Pledge your new Fridgy Fridge to hell and back.

Lemon Pledge never disappoints on wood tables! It leaves a nice smooth finish and fresh smell. For maximum shine, use a micro-fiber cloth, and clean your furniture every other week.

Happy Scrubbing,


P.S. Make sure to ask your Grandma if that table that you're oozing up with Lemon Pledge is some Antiques Roadshow caliber'd hate yourself if you just Pledged away your inheritance!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Coffee Filters: The Best .Thing. Ever!

Are you wondering how to clean windows, mirrors, and glass top tables without all those crazy streaks?

Use coffee filters! Coffee filters are made of magic paper particles ( just's the weave of the paper) that leave glass surfaces streak-free. I like to use Windex with my filters. A big bundle of them cost about $1.50...and they are good for about 75-100 cleanings. I like to use 2 for bathroom mirrors. They are more economical than paper towels and they won't leave your hands all inky like newspaper.

If you're spring cleaning your windows, you'll probably have to use a lot, but just think...if you do it right, you won't have to do it again until next year!

Happy Scrubbing,