Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The weekend that Scott's brother Brent came up to Rexburg, they did a competition for ASME. They were to buy up to $10 of stuff from the DI and build a boat that would float across the pool at the Hart. We had some steering issues as you can tell from the video, but they fixed it after. Here are the pictures!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Surprising Household CleanersComments on Article:
Bounce dryer sheets also cleans glass shower doors wonderfully. Just use a new sheet and it will take off these spots and prevent soap scum to stick.
Salt is also great for taking the smell of onions off your hands after cutting up onions. Just put a teaspoon in your hands and add a little water, rub your hands together and then rinse. No more onion smell.
To clean carpets, add 1 cup undiluted white vinegar to the hot water in a steam cleaning machine. Deodorizes, cleans well and no expensive commercial soap product to buy. Plus, that soap stuff can actually contribute to the carpet getting dirty more quickly because of the residue it can leave behind.
A tip i learned from a Hotel. When a room smells bad or if you want to get rid smoke smell, sprinkle coffee grounds on the carpet and let sit for a few hours. Then vacuum. The coffee takes in the odor out of the room. And coffee smell is better than smoke or any other nasty smell that is left.
I have children with allergies to soap. I was told to add vinegar ¼ cup to the rinse cycle when washing their clothing and it would take the extra soap out. WOW, I started with the towels. I took 10 washes with the rinse cycles and a full bottle of vinegar, before the soap out. I now add it to the Downey bottle (half and half) to make it a little easier.
I have another way of cleaning patent leather items. My family has always used vaseline patroleum gelly. It works great, just apply to clean item and then take clean cloth and wipe off. No mess and the item looks like new!
You can use a can of coke to clean around the tub and sink rings. also it helps clear the drains out. we use it in out garbage disposal. also with the garbage disposal we use lemon peels or orange peels. just stick them down in it and turn it on. the acid eats any leftover food that may be in it also makes your kitchen smell very nice.
I just wanted to say that if you want your house to smell fresh here is one cheap way to do it. You Go to Dollar Tree and buy one bottle of their fabric softner and one spray bottle. Fill the spray Bottle half way with water and half way with fabric softner. Shake well. Spray it on you walls and wipe down with a wash cloth. Don't use on drywall it will peal the paint off( drywall with regular paint on it you know with no kind of sealent to seal in the paint). One of my good friends taught me that and now I do it!
Friday, June 5, 2009
I will be flying out June 19 and coming back June 27. My aunt Maudie will be there for a month and as soon as school is done I will be moving back home for the summer. This is of course depending on how the surgery goes!!