Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FIXITs Top 5

It seems we all have the same problems in our home, because I keep hearing the same questions, here are Fixit's Top 5 solutions!
1. Number 5. Nail polish spills on carpets can be removed with window cleaner. Spray it onto the carpet and then dab it out with a damp white cloth. Once the stain is removed, mix together a teaspoon of dish soap, a teaspoon of white vinegar and a quart of warm water to clean away any traces of window cleaner. Test in the hidden area for colorfastness before you start, and be patient because it may take more than one application to get that stain out.
2. Number 4. Pet stains on carpeting. Clean the area with cool soapy water and a clean white cloth. Let it dry completely. Dab the area with white vinegar and another white cloth and let that dry. Sprinkle it with Baking Soda, and then leave that overnight. In the morning, Vacuum it up. This technique not only eliminates the stain but it helps neutralize the odor.
3. Number 3. Heat and Moisture stains on wood. Simply rub some white toothpaste onto the mark with a soft cloth.
4. Number 2. Slow drains. Pour a cup of baking soda into the drain, followed by a cup of white vinegar. Let the Two bubble and fizz, and then flush the drain with a gallon or so of hot water. This will speed up and clean your drains in one quick step.
5. And the Number 1 the most requested Fixit, Wax spills! For carpets, clothes and linens the method is the same layer several paper towels over the wax, and then iron the towels with a hot iron. The heat from the iron will transfer the wax to the towels. No muss no fuss. If you're working on an ironing board don't forget to protect your cover with a paper bag.

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