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Preventing Stains on Clothing
The best way to prevent stains on clothing is to treat the stain while it's
fresh (before it goes through the washer and dryer). My favorite method to
pre-treat fresh stains is to simply rub a little dishwashing soap into the
stain. The clothing then goes into the hamper to be washed within the next
or two. This usually always completely removes any stains. This method
still works on stains that have been set (washed and dried), just not as well.
Removing Ink Marks
It's easy to remove ink marks! Just take an old cloth and put some rubbing
alcohol on it then wipe off the ink (it may take a few wipes, but hang in
there, it will come off!).
Scent your Home When you Vacuum
To scent your home, saturate a cotton ball or a little wad of toilet paper
with perfume, essential oil or vanilla, then vacuum it up. When you vacuum,
the scent will fill the air.
If you have hard-to-remove gunk on your counters or stovetop, don't scrub!
Simply spray liberally with all-purpose cleaner, let sit a few minutes, then
wipe up. Repeat if gunk persists.
Save $$ on All-Purpose Cleaners
Purchase a spray-type cleaner once, then save the bottle & sprayer. After
that, use a cleaner that can be diluted, like Pine-Sol, and fill the bottle
about 1/4 full, then fill the rest of the way with water.
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