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Old 05-31-2007, 07:59 PM
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I poured some of my always handy cotton-scented bleach into a cup, then rolled a bunch of cotton balls in it so they were nice and imbued. I shoved the bleachy cotton balls against the caulking all the way around the walled rim of the tub.
:bow: to your superior patience for lining a tub with bleach soaked cotton balls.
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It only took 5 minutes at the most, and it's obviously way easy work. If I'd used Tilex or something I'd have had to scrub for a lot longer than 5 minutes.

Now all I have to do is wait and wipe. :hammock:
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:53 PM
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:10 PM
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Magic Erasers have no cleaning product in them...it's something about the material that just takes dirt right off. They are sponges from HELL! I love them. Except that they fall apart after a good days use if you do the bathtubs, oven hood, sinks, showers, etc. Not meant for keeping and using over and over.

Oh and back in the day, when I had a disposal (they aren't common here for some reason) I would grind up orange peels in it to keep it smelling nice. Added benefit of eating a nice orange.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:54 PM
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From what I've read, Magic Erasers are made mostly out of very fine abrasives, plus the scary sounding Formaldehyde-Melamine-Sodium Bisulfite Copolymer, which I don't think is as scary as the "formaldehyde" and "melamine" might make it sound.

But from chemistry I do not know.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:25 AM
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I have two cleaning tips that make cleaning far easier than livius’ method:

1) Don’t clean at all.
2) If you do clean, hire one of your impecunious hippie friends to do it. (The house won’t get very clean this way, but you won’t expend much effort.)
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Hippies?! Who knows what pathogens they'll spread all over your stuff.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:16 AM
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Doubtless they use "natural" cleaners -- like (you guessed it) baking soda.
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Unless they use it on their crotch and pits, I'm not letting them anywhere near my cleaning supplies.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:40 AM
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Unless they use it on their crotch and pits, I'm not letting them anywhere near my cleaning supplies.
Geez, livius. You guard your baking soda jealously, donít you?
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I just cleaned my garbage disposal and my microwave using the aforementioned tips and both worked wonderfully! :lemon:
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Oh and back in the day, when I had a disposal (they aren't common here for some reason) I would grind up orange peels in it to keep it smelling nice. Added benefit of eating a nice orange.
Yes. Orange peels are the bomb for keeping a garbage disposal fresh.

Clorox makes this new(ish) product "Bleach Pen" which has two ends, a medium sized one and a really tiny one for seriously specific application. Anyway this thing is awesome, if you have counters that get stains from coffee or red wine or anything like that, the Bleach Pen is for you.
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Shaving cream, huh? We have quite a number of animal stains on our carpets, and they're not barfs (actually one was, the other day). The dog who'd grown out of it reverted when we got the new kitten. Will try shaving cream. (Cream not foam? Does shaving foam work too?)

I don't think we get the "Magic Erasers" though. The market for cleaning products here may be somewhat constrained by the perceived cheapness of cleaning labour - i.e. domestic workers. (So powerful they'll take the non-stick coating right off a frying pan!)
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Shaving cream, huh? We have quite a number of animal stains on our carpets, and they're not barfs (actually one was, the other day). The dog who'd grown out of it reverted when we got the new kitten. Will try shaving cream. (Cream not foam? Does shaving foam work too?)
I meant foam, actually. I don't know why I call that cream. Probably something to do with being a hillbilly.

Anyways, we get a lot of pet faux pas around here, too, and that seems to work as well as anything else I've tried.
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What's shaving foam? :scratch:
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The shaving cream that comes out of the can as foam rather than gel.
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That's what I call shaving cream... :chin:
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I think in most of the US it's pretty much all referred to as shaving cream...regardless of the actual texture of the substance. I have never specified "foam" or "gel" or whatever, it's all cream.
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