Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tidbit Tuesday!

Well you know what today is! That's right it is Tidbit Tuesday!
I hope you find some tidbits you can use!

If you have boys like I do I am sure you find them a hot mess when they come in from playing. I find in shorts it is there knees especially. No matter how much I tryed scrubbing with soap and water it never seem to totally go away.

Well I came across this when I was pregnant with my son. I wore flip flops all the time and my feet would get dirty dirty and would not seem to come off to easily. So I went on the web and found a foot doctor that suggested using Soft Scrub with bleach. They said it would not harm the skin and I would be surprised with the results.

This stuff works so good you will not believe it.

Put some water in a white dinner plate and add a couple drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish detergent. Set the dish on your porch,patio, or other outdoor area. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate, color, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet of the plate.
Check this out--it works just super!

Put a little Scott's Liquid Gold on a rag,
wipe it on your freshly cleaned stainless steel sink, fixtures, etc and they shine up like brand new! I used this method for years while cleaning newly built homes. You don't need much though. Just pour it on your rag, maybe a teaspoon worth, or spray it if that's what kind you have, wipe it on going with the grain of the metal, and voila! Brand new!

I have a helpful tip for washing walls that will save you a lot of time and effort. You can buy a sponge mop at the local Dollar store pretty cheap. Because of the long handle you can reach the top of the walls. This saves you a lot of up and down on a stool and bending.

You also
don't have to put your hands in the dirty water like you do with a cloth. Add a little lemon juice to your bucket when washing the kitchen walls it helps cut the grease. Shine your chrome bathroom fixtures with a little baby oil. It helps them look clean and shiny longer !

For fly's outside while sitting around, buy a big bottle of Listerine and pour it in a spray bottle. Spray it around your chair, the kids swing set, and any standing water. It will keep the bugs away.

So I hope you will find today's tidbits useful and make sure and head on over to Melinda Zook and she what great things she has today as well.

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MuDiva said...

Great tidbits Tammy! I will have to try that mosquito liquid trick the next time I have them hanging around. Thanks!

Dette said...

WOW! I can't wait to try these out!

Anonymous said...

Excellent tips! I'm SO gonna try that Soft Scrub with bleach...I have two boys. Can't wait to try the mosquito and the fly tip, too. Thanks for sharing. :o)

Anonymous said...

These are some great tips. We get mosquitos so bad here during the summer. I will be trying out your tip on that.

Do you have any tips for cleaning pencils marks off the wall?


Tidbits Of Tammy said...

Thanks so much for ladies for stopping by. I am so glad you guys founds somethings that might be useful to you. This as you can tell from my blog is a area I love to find new things to try.