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Sharron Report 22 Feb 2013 00:33

Baby wipes really are dead good.They will clean anything,including tar from your windscreen.

Washing soda is an alkali.It combines with the grease in whatever you are washing to make soap.

No,I don't know why I know that either.

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 22 Feb 2013 02:07

Yes babywipes clean and shine leather furniture,remove marks off the carpet, upholstered furniture...., they are brill, they do babies bums a treat too ;-) :-D


LadyScozz Report 22 Feb 2013 03:19

We have a leather lounge suite. We also have a problem with ghekos (little lizards) that poop everywhere!

Can baby wipes be used on leather? I would imagine so, because they're OK to use on human skin :-D

If anyone knows how to keep ghekos away I'd appreciate it!! :-D


Gins Report 22 Feb 2013 06:52

Cant help with your little geckos, they are cute though!

Anyone.....candle wax on a mirror????


Cynthia Report 22 Feb 2013 07:45

How on earth did you get candle way on a mirror you numpty?

Whatever you do, do NOT use kitchen roll and a hot :-D ;-D

Can't you just gently 'break' it off?



SueMaid Report 22 Feb 2013 08:46

Of course we could all hire cleaners and let them solve all the cleaning problems :-D


Gins Report 22 Feb 2013 10:00

I cant break it off you numpty, it is splashes from candles that are on the mantelpiece:-P

..........goes to get an iron and some kitchen roll



Paula+ Report 22 Feb 2013 10:15

I know vinegar has already been mentioned, but I recently read an article about its many and varied uses. I tried one to clean the build up of polish from dining table.
Equal measures ( I used one cup) Vinegar, one cup of cold water, use a clean cloth and go over table several times, dry with a clean cloth, then use your usual polish. It was absolutely fantastic, honestly the table looked like new. So much so, OH remarked on it when he came home from work!!!!!!!!! :-D


ChrisofWessex Report 22 Feb 2013 12:25

Gins - heat a cloth and hold it to grease to soften - all I can think of or a hair drier on low heat.


Merlin Report 22 Feb 2013 14:07

Gins, Just use a`little from the Bottle,then whilst cleaning put the rest with a bottle of Tonic,the grease on the mirror won,t bother you at all then. :-D :-D :-D Hic.


Sharron Report 22 Feb 2013 16:57

I was just thinking what a good name this is for a thread. Bottom cleaning tips wouldn't be the same at all!


jax Report 22 Feb 2013 17:58

One of these no chemicals


Gins Report 22 Feb 2013 18:19

Thanks Chris, will try that at the weekend

Merlin :-P ;-)

Jax, I would like one of those steam cleaners, if the hair dryer doesnt work, it will be an excuse to buy one :-D


eRRolSheep Report 22 Feb 2013 18:29

Purchase some Polo mints and grind them into a powder (or use an aging relative to chew them up for you). Add resulting powder to mayonnaise and add a little flour to thicken.
Set aside to thicken and whilst waiting take a small scrubbing brush, cut it in half and sellotape a pencil to it at an angle that would enable it to be used as a handle.
Take thickened paste and apply to newly fashioned brush contraption.
Voila - instant toothbrush and cheap toothpaste!
I have some ideas for floss too.
Joking aside - lemon juice with a little bicarb (careful not to apply too much ! ) is superb for cleaning ovens


Gins Report 22 Feb 2013 18:32

Err-ol !!!!



GinN Report 22 Feb 2013 19:30

If you can bear to spare some, soak your diamond, or other gemstone jewellry in a small cup of gin for a few minutes, rinse then buff for a real sparkle. If the gin is not too mucky, then drink it. Waste not want not. Hic!


terryj Report 22 Feb 2013 20:07

tip that worked for me

throw all the washing into the machine at once
hot wash
wifes underwear is ruined
never have to do the washing again


JoyBoroAngel Report 22 Feb 2013 20:11

i always do a whites and a darks wash seprate
but i still add a colour catcher sheet

you never know when that red sock will be hiding :-D :-D


Gins Report 23 Feb 2013 08:53

Sore point husband has taken to Terry' antics

My crisp white T shirts are grey :-|


LadyScozz Report 23 Feb 2013 10:03

Something a lot of people don't know ~

NEVER put wooden spoons into your dishwasher!!!!!!!

Dishwasher detergent contains CAUSTIC SODA. It gets into the wood! So when you next use the wooden spoon.......... !!