Who was it that gave me the go-ahead to install nearly white carpet throughout the upstairs? Oh yeah, I told myself that if I liked it, I should just do it. You should see it eight years later. A spilled glass of milk by a man who loves cold milk with his warm chocolate chip cookies late at night is the latest catastrophe.
Twenty hours on the road can leave your car filled with the likes of fries, spilled drinks, wadded up napkins, pillows, blankets, maps, newspapers and sticky, gooey messes. The best way to avoid stains is to not eat, drink or do anything in the car but ride. Since that's impossible, here are 15 tips from Road & Travel Magazine to get things straightened up after your vacation.
With pesky weed and vine removal comes the likely possibility of rubbing up against some poison ivy, sumac or poison oak. If you're sensitve to these weeds, the coming weeks could be miserble. A quick anecdote is to
Say ‘Fels-Naptha’ to your mom or grandma and see what kind of reaction you get. It will probably something like, ‘Oh, yes! They used to use that in the olden days on laundry day.’ Why the bar soap isn’t still popular today is a mystery, because it is one of the best–if not THE best–pre-treater/spot removers on the planet. I know this because I picked up a bar at my local grocery store a while back to give it a try.
To use Fels-Naptha as...
Perhaps you have ceiling tiles hanging above you, and here and there are tell-tale splotches that suggest previous or current leaks. If you thought you’d have to replace the tiles to address the problem, you might be wrong, because you can clean them! First, fix the leak if you haven’t already done so and then we’ll get to work.
There are two ways to tackle the stain; the first one comes from a friend of mine:
Mix 1 part bleach to 1 part water...
Any gal with a diamond knows that a toothbrush and a little toothpaste will make that rock twinkle. But toothpaste has other more lowly pursuits than putting the spark in your bling.
Cast Iron Sinks
Toothpaste will remove pot marks from cast iron (and vitreous glass) sinks and it’s a cheap alternative to more expensive cleaners. My Pepsodent (the lowest-priced I could find at the store) is a fraction of the cost of Kohler’s fancy Cast Iron Kitchen...