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Kudos and Shout-Outs

February 11th, 2007 at 07:25 am

Just wanted to say thank you to LuckyRobin & Living-In-Oz

I finally got off my lazy butt and made headway on the house this weekend.

First - I mentioned I had to replace the shower curtain, and extra annoying since it is an odd size. I just mentioned this offhand.

& Living-in-Oz replied:
"Just a household hint, you can put the shower curtain in the washer with a little detergent, bleach, and a few white towels and it comes out very clean. Put it into the dryer on the lowest heat setting for 5 MINUTES(no more or it will melt) and it will come out perfect! I hardly ever buy new shower curtains anymore because this works so well."

So I gave it a try yesterday. I brought down the filthy shower curtain and was a little skeptical. I was lucky I happened to glance a folded white towel on the floor because I Didn't think we had any - was going to use a bunch of white rags, but then remembered we have a pile of white towels in the baby's room - we had used them over the changing pad to protect the pad from poop and such - hehe. So we had a big pile of white towels in there. So I tossed it all the wash and watched it go for a while. I decided hot water should be fine. So I Watched it skeptically for a while and walked away. I put it on super heavy wash settings. An hour later pulled it out, and clean as a whistle. It was AMAZING. Sure I am happy I do not have to go track down this particular sized shower curtain but I am even happier that I do not have to throw that hunk of plastic in the landfill. I am so pleased. Now I wish I could throw the bath tub in the wash too. LOL. I skipped the dryer, the last thing I needed was to leave it in too long and ruin my dryer and my curtain, but was fine, just hung it back up in the shower to dry. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

& then I was ranting about static cling and LuckyRobin posted this:
"Okay, this will sound weird but it works. Clean the hairbrush
completely out so there is no hair or dust in it at all, then wash it in the
dishwasher in the silverware holder. When it is done and dry again,
lightly spray it with a fine solution of non-stick cooking spray or olive
oil (I ususally use olive oil in a spray pump) and let it dry. Works
for me, I do it about once a month during the winter. If the brush acts
up again during the month, just lightly spray it again and let it dry
before you use it."

I had been meaning to give my hair brush and comb a good wash anyway but had never thought to put it in the wash. so I did last night. I haven't tried it yet, but I am pleased to have something to fight the static cling. We'll see. Thank you too!!!!!

I actually have gotten lots of great tips - just not enough hours in the day to try them all. But these were both pretty big so had to share. That reminds me, that e-mail dinner subscription thing did not really appeal to me but I mentioned it to dh and he actually sounded like he might like it. We will probably try a free trial then. I did notice when looking at the sample menus that even though I Feel like we cook a wide variety of food, we have a very spanish flair to our food. Lots of onions and peppers and corn, etc., bUT I was looking at these sample menus and they had piles of veggies I never even heard of. LOL. No, I think it could be good to widen the variety in our diet. Well, we'll see, will keep you updated.

Oh - found the link - http://www.savingdinner.com/

6 Responses to “Kudos and Shout-Outs”

  1. zetta Says:

    Just thought of an alternative to the subscription -- see if your library carries Saving Dinner or Saving Dinner the Low Carb Way. The books are by the same person who does the subscription, and include a full year of menus and shopping lists. The subscription has more variety of veggies in the side dish suggestions and some other perks, but a book from the library is free.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    You can also subscribe to her FREE newsletter and she gives free advice and receipes each month to your inbox!

  3. living_in_oz Says:

    Oh I'm so glad it worked out for you! I can't take the credit for the idea...it came from my Mom. She's a tightwad like me and she's always experimenting with cost cutting ideas. Some work and some don't. This one is a keeper, thoughWink

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    You're welcome. It's the only thing that works on my hair right now. Just crazy static otherwise.

  5. threebeansalad Says:

    Who-hoo! I just read the tip on cleaning the shower curtain. I'm going to try this with mine! I spray, scruub, wash WHATEVER and it still gets mildewy. This is a great alternative! I don't have white towels, either. I wonder if it would work with a bunch of white t-shirts?

  6. monkeymama Says:

    I am sure it would be fine threebean. Towels maybe a little heavier - just trying to balance the load a bit - depends on your washer...

    The static cling is coming back - I don't know. Grrrrrr. More cooking spray I guess...

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