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    When I was in Jasper, the hotel provided these make-up remover towellettes in the bathroom everyday. They work wonderfully! Great for travelling, as you don't need to take bottles of cleaners with you. They work on mascara, makeup, eyeshadow, and lipstick! Alcohol and oil free with vitamin E.
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    I will admit to being a bleach girl in the bathroom. I want my bathroom to smell clean and bleach has that, everything is clean and disinfected until Hubby arrives from work and undo's all my hard work smell.
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    Interesting link to mix at home cleaners.
    North Carolina Cooperative Extension: Mix-At-Home Cleaning Recipes

    I never realized that if you're mixing a spray bottle of bleach and water that you need to make a fresh batch each time,

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    I just started using Clorox wipes a few months ago and I love them. great for the counter tops, bathroom etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodie;2691267;
    I've always been a big fan of Lemon Oil on wooden furniture. "Old English" is the brand I usually see. I guess that's what they mean by "Citrus Oil". I usually wipe it on with one rag and wipe it off with another. Use it sparingly, too much gets a little oily.
    Thanks for this tip! I was using too much of the citrus oil. I found that just using a touch like you suggested was more than enough...and wiping it with a clean fresh cloth made it look rich and warm...and not greasy like it was before. We have a cleaning lady that comes to clean every couple of weeks and I told her this tip. And she's having better luck with this now as well. It's such a no brainer...I can't believe I didn't figure that out for myself. It makes the lacquer finish look really nice.

    I love this thread! I'm a bit of a clean freak and I love all these tips.

    I'm another one who likes the vinegar/water combination to clean the hardwood floors. It does smell a little vinegary after scrubbing the floors, but I actually like that smell. But the smell goes away pretty quickly and just leaves the floors looking beautiful. And vinegar is cheap! :-) Just be sure not to use the balsamic kind.

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    You can use the vinegar/water on hardwood floors? I use it for general cleaning, but I was always afraid to use it on the hardwood. We just got them a few months ago, and if anything happened to them, I think I'd go nuts. We have Bruce hardwood that came with some sort of a finish so the wood is nice and shiny. Anybody had any experience with the vinegar/water on them?

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    ScoutMom, our hardwood floors are refinished. They were underneath a bunch of nasty tile that we had removed, and when the floor guys came to sand, puff and polish them, I asked them what they recommended for cleaning them. They said the same thing that our contractor told us (he put in some new hardwood floors for a different part of our house)--vinegar and water. The key is that the rag can't be soaking with water--it has to be damp, but not dripping. And then I usually dry them with a clean rag. It's worked really well for us, but you might want to check with your floor manufacturer and see what they recommend.

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    Thanks, Lois. All the installers said was to damp mop. Which really wasn't too helpful!

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    Vinegar is great for deodorizing. If you leave laundry in the washer too long (like my daughter does) and it starts to smell, just pour in some white vinegar and run through a regular wash cycle.
    Oh thanks for this tip... I hate that smell when things sit in the washer too long... But does it not end up smelling like vinegar?
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