Ant Annihilation

Got an ant problem? A couple of weeks ago I discovered the plain white vinegar is an excellent ant killer. All you have to do is spray it on them. There is very little odor and what is present disappears quickly.

I have had a long-time problem with ants in my kitchen and bathroom and do not like to use insecticides for many reasons. Now I don’t have to worry about it. Ann



Upholstery Cleaner

We all know that even if you have the “no food in the car” rule, something is still bound to happen. When I had a can of pop explode in my car, not even the professional car detailers could tell me how to get the stains out. So here’s what I did:

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Soilove for a Sticky Situation

On a whim, I used a little Soilove on a large lump of gum stuck to the bottom of my shoe. Lo and behold, the whole messy thing came off easily! Thank you, Mary, for letting all of us know about this great product. I’ve already been using Soilove to pre-treat stains on laundry, so this was a welcome discovery.  Sue

That Toothbrush Holder Gook

A few times a year, I will remove the stopper from our toothbrush holder, take out the toothbrushes, and set it upside down on the top rack of the dishwasher for a cycle.  When the cycle is through, it’s clean, sanitary, and ready to take its place beside the sink.

Trash Bag Apron

If you have a particularly dirty job to do like cleaning the outdoor grill, taking down dirty window screens, or hosing down the patio furniture before storing away for winter, make yourself a disposable apron. Take a large garbage bag, cut holes for your head and arms and slip it over your clothes. You may look a little weird, but you’ll protect your clothes and save yourself a lot of time and trouble later. Roy

Like New with Zud

My old dishwasher was really showing its age. The inside was severely discolored and nothing I tried would take it off. So I went to my local hardware store and purchased a product called Zud.

This powder magically removes scratch marks on stoneware. And, with very little elbow grease, it the rust from my dishwasher.


Clean and Shiny Bathroom

Anytime something shines, the assumption is that it’s clean.  For this reason, each time you finish bathing, take your towel and dry off the chrome of your bathtub and shower controls.  This prevents chemicals in your water from creating water spots, and they will remain shiny and clean-looking much longer.


Clingy Cleaner for Grout

I hate cleaning shower grout. I haven’t found anything that will stick to the grout and get it clean. One day I realized that toilet bowl cleaner is thick and clings. I poured it on the grout, left it there about 15 minutes then washed it away with the shower head. Not one speck of mildew was left and the grout looked brand new. Gwynn