Posts Tagged ‘Bathroom’

How to Clean Up After a Toilet Overflows

Dear Home Ec 101, So, twice this has happened lately thanks to little girls who don’t always flush when they’re supposed to. I have all the towels to mop up the water and um mess, from the toilet overflow itself. Then I have to wash the towels, floor, and toilet. And then I feel the need…

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Fighting Back Against That Lived-In Look

Hi Home-Ec 101, I admit, I am a terrible housekeeper, but I am trying to improve, and I long for a house I can be proud of. We have lived in our 1957 Cape Cod home for 8 years. It probably came with a certain amount of wear and tear, but our 3 kids, 2…

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Cleaning The Bathroom: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

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…

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Cleaning Bedrooms And Closets: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

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…

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Soap Scum and Acrylic Bathtubs

Dear Home-Ec 101, How do I remove built up soap scum from my acrylic tub? Signed, Scummed in Scuddy Heather 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…

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