Cleaning The Bathroom: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

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 If guests are coming over the bathroom is the first room I head to with cleaning supplies. It definitely helps to give it some attention weekly, and once I met a woman that wiped hers down daily so she never had heavy cleaning in the bathroom. Whatever your choice is - or if it's a bit more of a random thing like my bathroom - these ...

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Cleaning Bedrooms And Closets: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

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The designers and decorators often tell us that bedrooms are to be an oasis. A calm place where we can go to relax and sleep. I don't know about yours, but mine tends to be where things get stashed during the dash that happens when someone is arriving in 10 minutes. I don't mind that my bedroom doesn't like show floor ready; I'm happy when it is ...

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Soap Scum and Acrylic Bathtubs

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Dear Home-Ec 101,How do I remove built up soap scum from my acrylic tub?Signed, Scummed in ScuddyHeather says:Soap scum is a generic term for that funky film that is created by soap and hard water creating a loving bond with your tub or shower.It's ugly and a pain in the rear to remove without scratching the surface you're ...

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Hard Water Deposits in a Toilet Bowl

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Dear Home-Ec 101, During the walk-through when we purchased our current home, we flushed our toilets, but did not raise the lids. After we moved in, to our horror, two of our toilets were gross!First problem, I am told that it is hard water deposits, so when toilet waste is flushed down, stuff catches on the way down. I have been able to ...

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