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LadyScozz Report 26 Feb 2013 09:15

I got a packet of baby wipes today.

We've been away, so there was three days of gheko poo on the sofa & chairs. YUK!

The baby wipes got it all off :-D

But........ before I could try them on the carpet, Himself got there with a "carpet cleaner" he found in the supermarket. What used to be a row of brown spots (about 10 small ones) he managed to change into a big black blob :-(

I'll try the baby wipes tomorrow (when the carpet has dried a bit), if they don't work I'll try dabbing it with wool wash (that usually works).


Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 09:34

Thats made me laugh Scozz......not that it's funny for you of course

Why do men seem to think that harder and faster is better, a womans gentle touch often works better!


Dea Report 26 Feb 2013 10:23

Hi Ginns,

I never come on here but I was looking for Sylvia's thread and found yours. :-)

If you haven't yet got those candle splashes off the mirror then buy some 'stick stuff remover' from Lakeland Plastics - it will cost you £3 summat and it is brilliant !!!

It removes practically anything from just about everywhere - you can even use it on your skin to remove that nasty black sticky stuff that remains after you have worn a plaster.

Dea Xxx


LadyScozz Report 26 Feb 2013 11:12

lol @ Gins comment

We're not only talking about carpet are we?

<3 <3 <3 <3 ;-)


Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 12:33

Naughty Scozz :-0 ;-)

Thanks Dea, I dont have a Lakeland near me? Sounds good stuff, please forward ASAP :-D


Dea Report 26 Feb 2013 13:08

Ginns - you can order it online here:

OR, are you anywhere near Meadowhall Shopping Centre, if so, there is a store there:

Sheffield, Meadowhall

28 - 29 The Arcade Meadowhall Sheffield S9 1EH Work 0114 256 9091

Monday10.00 - 21.00
Tuesday10.00 - 21.00
Wednesday10.00 - 21.00
Thursday10.00 - 21.00
Friday10.00 - 21.00
Saturday09.00 - 20.00
Sunday11.00 - 17.00

Dea Xxx


Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 13:39

Thanks Dea, I can get to MeadowHell!

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 26 Feb 2013 14:00

Slighty off topic
Just had a catalogue thro my door ,with gadgets and cleaners that sound wonderful,
They don't know that we have gleaned the knowledge handed down from generations.
These cleaners seem to cost a lot !
Some of the gadgets look good!
Clever ideas but common sense can prevail.


Dea Report 26 Feb 2013 18:16

'Meadow Hell !!' - sounds like my idea of shopping !!! ;-) :-D

Your trip will be worth it though if you get a bottle of 'that stuff' !!

Dea Xxx


KempinaPartyhat Report 26 Feb 2013 18:30

That washing up liquid thats kind to your hands ........use it for almost everything!! including candle wax on the mirror ot limestone floors!

also a baby feeding spoon it gets yuk of everything even saucepans that you burn stuff on soak in ***** liquid and scrape with plastic spoon no nasty metal on metal scrapes!


Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 19:24

I hate shopping Malls....I like local and the odd visit to the big boys, as when I have to

I dont have any FL as a rule, do you think I can fit a 5ft x 4ft mirror in the dishwasher?


Gins Report 1 Mar 2013 17:55


Just used your tip for the vineger and water on waxed wood......brilliant, thank you

I have a large chest of early 20th c bank drawers which I cleaned up when I bought them about 15 years ago

Since then, my husband has always thrown his ipod and ear phones on them when he gets home from work :-| This has left water marks, from the rain

I had tried to 'wax' them out....nope. Just used your tip and they have gone!

I need to re wax tomorrow but so pleased the marks have gone


Dea, I got the candle wax off the mirror with my magic 'Astonish' Cook & Oven Ware wipe and whoosh


Cynthia Report 1 Mar 2013 19:15

You can tell Gins is bored.......she's doing some cleaning :-S


LadyScozz Report 7 Mar 2013 01:57

I just finished cleaning two chairs with baby wipes.

Faux leather lol

"Office" chairs in the study........ the horrible sort, that the dust gets stuck in the cracks! :-P

They look like new :-D


Gins Report 7 Mar 2013 09:03

Must get me some of those baby wipes and give myself a good rub down.............



LadyScozz Report 7 Mar 2013 09:35

me too Gins. I've been wondering if they come in Bath Sheet size!

It's nice to finish cleaning something & have hands that aren't stinking of strong detergent ~ naughty me didn't wear gloves when I was cleaning the chairs.

I also tried them on the 'phone - all those grubby fingermarks have gone :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Mar 2013 11:21

Not sure if this has already been mentioned

Use Salt and a damp cloth or toothpaste as mild abrasive on painted wood or tiles.

Disclaimer - test an unobtrusive area first!


JoyBoroAngel Report 7 Mar 2013 12:02

on Monday i went shopping and joked as i bought a pack of cleaning wipes
to my 7 year old grandson that i was buying them for him to clean my house

soon as we got home he got his wet wipes
and wiped all my paintworks and window frames

bless him :-D


Merlin Report 7 Mar 2013 13:41

Thought Cleaning/Ironing Etc.were banned subjects Similar to Expletives .Tut Tut, Ladies. :-( :-(


Gins Report 7 Mar 2013 15:32

I never mentioned the 'I' word.......honest, I woudnt, never :-0