Note: The following are not recommentations.
They are posted here for interest only.
Many have not been tested in the Printlace household.
The following suggestions are from an old Spring Fever Fixup Week.
Carolyn Forte visited LIVE with spring cleaning tips.
Carolyn Forte was with Good Housekeeping, as Home Care Director.
Here are the helpful tips:
Wax dropped on carpet or upholstery?
Set a clean, absorbent cloth over the wax stain and hold a hot iron on it.
Then remove the cloth.
Dust delicate collectibles with a hairdryer.
Freshen up fabric lampshades with a paintbrush to remove dust hiding in seams.
Drop denture tablets into narrow neck vases filled with water to clean hard to reach areas.
Clean large quantities of sterling silver by lining a plastic basin with aluminum foil.
Pour 3/4 cup baking soda and 1 gallon boiling water over items to quickly and easily remove tarnish.
Rub a light layer of car wax on shower doors to keep soap scum down.
Use rubbing alcohol to remove ink stains.
Hydrogen peroxide removes oil based food stains from clothing - both colored and whites.
Use dish detergent like Palmolive to remove carpet stains.
Clean window screens with a hand-held vacuum.
Pour 1 cup ammonia in non-aluminum bowl - place in oven overnight.
Fumes soften crusty spots in oven for quicker cleaning.
Use vinegar to remove hard water stains
from chrome accessories and appliances in the bathroom/kitchen.
Use a credit card to scrape of sticker goo or crayon on furniture.
Go over it with furniture polish when finished.
Don't just use your dishwasher for dishes.
Use it to clean microwave exhaust fans, oven drip pans, stove grills and sponges.
Cover small vacuum cleaner attachments with pantyhose to vacuum out drawers.
Grandma was wrong!
Don't use newspapers to clean windows - the ink can stain painted surfaces.
Use baking soda to remove crayon marks from walls.