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Topics: Household Dust ** Ironing Prevention

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Cleaning Tip Of The Day!

For crystal clear windows after using Ammoniated Window Cleaner, use a dry cloth and wipe one side of window with vertical sweeping motions and the other side with horizontal sweeping motions. If there are any remaining streaks, the direction will determine which side of the glass needs to be wiped again.
(Wipe with long back and forth strokes to avoid streaking.)

Cleaning Appliances We Love

  1. Vacuum Cleaners
  2. Dish Washers
  3. Washing Machines
  4. Dryers
  5. Irons

Turkey Feather Duster
Turkey Feather Duster
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Necessary Evil or Gym Alternative?

Welcome to the cleaning page! This page will grow as I add stuff related to cleaning. But first, my list of favorite housekeeping chores!

  1. Doing the laundry - Whites (I like the smell of bleach...)
  2. Doing the laundry - All other
  3. Vacuuming
  4. Steam Cleaning the Carpet
  5. Swiffering
  6. Ironing, the prevention of.
  7. Pressing the button on my cleaning robots and watching them freak the dogs out as they begin to clean my house.
Think you are the only one who has trouble getting your husband to pick up after himself? Being made of clay doesn't seem to help the situation any either!


Since I spend a fair bit of time cleaning, I thought I would take notes and put some of my results with various cleaning products on Retro Housewife. As always, if anyone would like to add their own comments, they are very welcome to!
  1. KABOOM - I received some samples of Kaboom in the mail, so I think I will start here! My first impression? Funny name and purple assured I don't think it is explosive, or that the intention of this product is to eliminate dirt by going "Kaboom".  The name does lend itself nicely to "verbification" as in... "Mom, can I watch TV? I just Kaboomed the bathroom." Read my full review of Kaboom
  2. Oxi Clean VersatileFun with Oxi Clean Versatile. (Yup, the one from the TV commercials.)  Oxi Clean Review.

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Poison Control

If victim has collapsed



Cleaning products make our lives easier and kill harmful germs but they can also be harmful if used inappropriately or are inhaled or ingested. Know what to do in an emergency! For Poisonings call 911 and/or 1-800-222-1222


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