FALL CLEAN UP FOR YOUR HOME

FALL CLEAN UP FOR YOUR HOME (Aired on Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:20am on Good Morning AZ (3TV))

Time to get some of those chores out of the way before the holidays.

WINDOWS: Giving the windows a good cleaning inside and out now will save you time around the holidays. Plus you can see out of them again!

Inside Windows:

The easiest and fastest way to clean them is with a micro fiber cloth. Use a wet one to wash the inside glass and then use a dry one to dry and polish the glass. Keep the wet cloth rinsed out well and have dry cloths ready to use to prevent streaks.

Spray Cleaner:

Fill a spray bottle with ½ water and ½ rubbing alcohol.   Spray and wipe. This not only cleans, but it dries quickly to eliminate streaks.

Outside Windows:

Fill a bucket with warm water. Add ½ cup of cornstarch and mix well. Use a sponge to wash the window and then buff dry.

Tough Job Cleaner:

This formula removes screen stain, bugs, hard water and the worst dirt. It contains no water.

In a container combine 1 pint of rubbing alcohol, 1 Tablespoon of ammonia and 1 Tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Wash the window using a scrubbing sponge, rinse and buff dry.

Got Streaks?

Use a blackboard eraser to erase them away!

BEDDING:

Now’s the time to wash the mattress pad, blankets, comforters, pillow shams etc. Always read the care label before you start. Don’t over crowd the washing machine. Use ¼ to ½ cup of white vinegar for softening.

Toss some clean tennis balls or a clean athletic shoe in the dryer with bulky bedding to dry it quickly and restore some loft.

Be sure everything is dry before you fold and store it.

Pillows:

Put the pillows in the dryer with tennis balls and set to air-dry. Flip for 20 minutes or so and then remove. This will remove dust and debris and also fluff the pillow up again. Don’t put a fabric softener sheet in. You don’t want to lay your head on those chemicals all night.

CLOTHES:

Here’s a quick way to get clothes ready to wear that have been stored all summer. Put them in the dry on air-fluff and let them spin for 10 minutes or so. It will help remove wrinkles, dust and storage odor. Rehang right away or fold.

 

 

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