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 3/16/2008 10:41 PM
 
When we recently re-modeled our house, we put in a new walk-in shower. I can't remember if it is acrylic or fiberglass. Anyway, cleaning a shower has always been my least favorite housecleaning job. I have used all the stuff like Scrubbing Bubbles, etc. The sticker on this shower said use Dawn dishwashing liquid. I am so surprised how well Dawn works. I use it on an old wet washcloth and easily wipe away the soap film...really no scrubbing involved. I have rheumatoid arthritis so I don't have much strength in my hands and using this method is so simple. I'm going to start using Dawn in the shower in Ms"B"Haven too.
Anyone else have any great cleaning tips? (I must really be bored tonight to be writing about cleaning stuff!) Wherever the next year takes you...enjoy the ride
Margie 1999 Allegro Class A (For Sale) 2003 M-B Cruiser (Ms."B"Haven) Chihuahua (Buddy) & Maltese (Holly)

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 3/16/2008 10:56 PM
 
I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivity. And I clean every thing with vinegar & bakeing soda!!!!! Everything!!!!!!!!!! "I used to have a handle on life --- Then it broke."
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 3/16/2008 11:15 PM
 
I use Simple Green or just water and microfiber cloths
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 3/17/2008 4:16 AM
 
Yes, Liquid Dawn is great on some things - also, if you can find the "Pink" Simple Green - the smell is fantastic! But I can't find it anymore here in Sth. FL - I called the company and they said to look in General Dollar Stores - no luck finding it yet. I use vinegar and baking soda also. Leslie "Some day my life will make a great Country Song!"

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 3/17/2008 6:27 AM
 
Ok OO and Leslie, I'll bite...Vinegar and baking soda? Tell me more about the mixture. I use vinegar and water to clean my bird cage.
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 3/17/2008 7:26 AM
 
To remove the sticky residue left after labels are removed from objects, spray with WD-40 and wipe.


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 3/17/2008 10:09 AM
 
Jan - both vinegar and baking soda are very good chemical cleaners. They are chemicals, you know, even though they are used for cooking.
I use these for drain cleaners. Whenever I clean a bathroom, I put a kettle of water on to boil and then dump a bit (~1/4 - 1/3 cup) of baking soda down the drain. Follow with an equal amount of vinegar and watch the action! After just a few minutes dump the boiling water down. Do this at least once a month and you'll never need the plumber for a clogged drain! Works in RV's, too.
Individually they are dandy cleaners. Scrub with baking soda, put it in laundry, deodorize anything from smelly sneakers to cat litter boxes, and a million other uses (including my use in the RV's holding tank instead of those chemicals you buy).
Diluted vinegar is a great glass cleaner, stain remover, and years ago we even used it to take the sting out of sunburns and insect bites. There are pages of uses for this old standby, too.
Hey, everybody, tell us your favorite use!
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 3/17/2008 10:52 AM
 
I love the microfiber clothes and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers...can hardly clean without them. Also I use good old Borax a lot for a laundry deodorizer. When my boys were in football and would bring in bags of practice uniforms and towels that they left in their car to ferment until Sunday night and they stunk to high heaven and could also most stand in the corner it didn't seem that I could ever get the smell out of them. An elderly neighbor lady suggested Borax. I started soaking the uniforms in Borax and it worked! Also learned to love Oxiclean because of football uniforms...now I use it all the time. dpf

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 3/17/2008 11:31 AM
 
Just an update: I just tried Margie's Dawn idea. I used a few drops of Dawn in a small dishpan of hot water and washed my shower with a microfibre cloth wrung out in the solution. Looks pretty good. Of course, since I'm the only one using that shower stall, it doesn't get bad anyway. Now, to clean the tub and shower that my son uses, I'd probably need to add Dynamite to the Dawn! LOL
When I finished wiping down everything in my bathroom with the Dawn and water, I used the water that was left to mop the floor, too. It was faster and cheaper and looks great. What more could I ask? Hey, Sparkle, my Highland genes must be singing, don't you think?
By the way, I failed to say the vinegar you use for cleaning is the white one, not cider vinegar!


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Evie driving Flitter, 26' Itasca Spirit with furry co-pilot, Elsa
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 3/17/2008 1:40 PM
 
I use vinegar/ apple cider & white vinegar for all my cleaning & laundry---- & I use baking soda--& vinegar---any place you use a cleaner-- I use one or the other just that plain & simple-------I don't buy any other cleaners!!! They are safe & natural & safe on our environment! And we also save money------ I use olive oil for my furniture polish! "I used to have a handle on life --- Then it broke."
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