Handy cleaning tips

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  1. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    In honor of the holidays which are coming on fast, I thought this might be helpful......I especially enjoy the last hint....great idea. Wonder why I didn't think of this sooner? :D Great tips for guys who share the housework.

    Handy Cleaning Tips

    Dirt
    Layers of dirty film on windows and screens provide a helpful
    filter against harmful and aging rays from the sun. Call it an SPF factor of 15 and leave it alone.

    Cobwebs
    Artfully draped over lampshades reduce the glare from the bulb, thereby creating a romantic atmosphere. If someone points out that the light fixtures need dusting, simply look confused and exclaim "What?
    And spoil the mood?" (Or just throw glitter on them & call them holiday decorations.)

    Pet Hair
    Explain the mound of pet hair brushed up against the doorways by claiming you are collecting it there to use for stuffing hand-sewn play animals for underprivileged children. (Also keeps out cold drafts
    in winter.)

    Guests
    If unexpected company is coming, pile everything unsightly into one
    room and close the door. As you show your guests through your tidy home, rattle the door knob vigorously, fake a growl and say, "I'd love you to see our den, but Fluffy hates to be disturbed and the shots are SO expensive."

    Dusting
    If dusting is REALLY out of control, simply place a showy urn on the coffee table and insist that "This is where Grandma wanted us to scatter her ashes."

    General Cleaning
    Mix one-quarter cup pine-scented household cleaner with four cups of water in a spray bottle. Mist the air lightly. Leave dampened rags in conspicuous locations. Develop an exhausted look, throw yourself on the couch and sigh, "I clean and I clean and I still don't get anywhere."


    As a last resort, light the oven, throw a teaspoon of cinnamon in a pie pan, turn off oven and explain that you have been baking cookies for a bake sale for a favorite charity and haven't had time to clean...Works every time.


    Another favorite, I think from Erma Bombeck, always keep several get well cards on the mantle so if unexpected guests arrive, you can say you've been sick and unable to clean

    :D
     
  2. ronjor

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    :D :D Good one Peaches. I plan to clean soon if I can find the vacuum.
     

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  3. Rita

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    great ideas Peaches :D
     
  4. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

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    What is this word "cleaning". I don't understand. o_O
     
  5. Acadia

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    LOL :cool:

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  6. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    What do you mean 'Clean'?.....looks pretty tidy to me Ron, if you start messing about changing things you'll just ruin the atmosphere and the ambience of the place.....leave well alone I say, especially if you don't know what your doing.... :D



    Cochise, :cool:
     
  7. Fire-Ant

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    As for the bugs:


    you can always say you don't like killing animals....
    aren't they are all creatures of God ?

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  8. Dazed_and_Confused

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    Cleaning tips? Take it from me - just get a maid. :D
     

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    And forget about the cleaning


    ;) :D :D :D :D
     
  10. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

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    Precisely! ;)
     
  11. Fire-Ant

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  12. Use # cat /dev/urandom > [file] to overwrite stuff with random gar -

    Oh, you mean cleaning your house?

    Never mind... :D
     
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