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RE: Online source to check correct grammar? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: barnmom on 08.14.2006 at 09:32 pm in School Forum

There seems to be several. I don't have time to look them over.

I know it's too late But what about "Please return my phone call."

Here is a link that might be useful: Online grammar checkers.

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suggested reading

posted by: jannie on 04.10.2007 at 12:56 pm in Money Saving Tips Forum

Today's New York Times has an article devoted to penny-pinching in the Retirement section. I read this newspaper for free when I go to my local coffee shop. It mentioned two websites.Bloggingawaydebt is writtewn by a young-ish working mother and Mightybargainhunter is by a retired male physicist who enjoys saving money in creative ways. . Both sites looked interesting. Thought the folks here would approve. The woman who writes blogging away debt has paid off $15,000 of credit card debt and the man who does the other site says his best advice is to buy used goods cheap. Did you know new cars lose 20 percent of their value in depreciation in the first year or two, and at a much slower rate after that?

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look for money saving website links
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RE: How do you clean your oven racks? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: kristianne on 09.23.2006 at 04:38 pm in Cleaning Tips Forum

I just got finished doing this myself. I got this tip from the Queen of Clean website. Put the oven rack in the bathtub, cover it just enough with hot water and pour a cup of granular dishwasher soap and let it soak for an hour. I left mine in overnight and the grit and grime literally floated off. I was pleasantly surprised. I wiped them down with an old wash cloth and rinsed them off in clean wather, dried them off and in the oven they went. Simple and effective.

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RE: How do you clean your oven racks? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: bettty on 09.30.2006 at 11:10 pm in Cleaning Tips Forum

I used to clean "Base Housing" white glove clean. I would put the oven racks and burner racks in a heavy duty garbage bag add a half a quart of amonia and let sit over night. (sit outside or in tub in case of a leak) Then in the morning just spray them off with the water hose..sparkling clean racks..oh that brings back memories!!

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RE: Lampe Berger (pronounced Bershay) (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: Shaun on 12.30.2005 at 09:47 pm in Cleaning Tips Forum

Mix 1/4 to 1/2 oz Fragrance Oil to 16 oz 91% alcohol.

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recipe for making own frangrances for lampe bergere
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RE: Lampe Berger (pronounced Bershay) (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: redbarnmom on 07.06.2007 at 09:57 pm in Cleaning Tips Forum

I found a brand that is just as good as Lampe Berger and not nearly expensive. It is called Alexandrias and Bella Breeze. They have tons of wonderful fragrances and they are about half the price of Lampe Berger. I bought mine at a place called PC Fallon Co.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fuel for Lampe Berger Alexandrias PC Fallon Co

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RE: Lampe Berger (pronounced Bershay) (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: Daniel (Guest) on 01.22.2006 at 12:44 am in Cleaning Tips Forum

I absolutly love my lampe berger, i dont go a day without burning it. It really is a must for anyone who has animals (i have two large dogs). When i burn it, it takes every smell out of the room. It works wonderfully. It's initial price is quite expensive but after that its not that much if you do it correctly. Many of the people who i talk to online leave it for to long.
it comes with 2 caps, one with holes and one without. you first remove both caps and light the stone. you must keep it lit for about 5 mins to heat the stone up. then, blow out the fire and put the cap with holes in it for about 20 mins. the odors of the house actually go into the stone and the fragrance is then released creating a much better smell that doesnt just mask the odors (like many fragrance sprays).
you then put the solid cap on with the other cap on so the oils wont keep going out. the only way you can mess up is leaving the cap with holes on too long, and even with that you will only waiste your oil.
I started my addiction about a year or so ago, since there patent has expired and multiple companies have started selling knock offs, my firned had one and i didnt like it as much, i didnt think it worked as good. The site that i buy all of my lampes, oils, and candles off of is www.candlesontheavenue.com. they have about 25 lampes, and about 20 different fragrances, my favorite is New Orleans. I have not had a complaint with them yet and they always have fast shipping and friendly service.

Here is a link that might be useful: Candles on the Avenue

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RE: Steamer for clothes... (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: earthie on 09.27.2007 at 01:40 pm in Cleaning Tips Forum

Hi jazzie!
I joined this forum just to answer your question. :-)

I have an Esteam clothes steamer and I would recommend it to anyone. It is pricey- about $80, but well worth it, because it is a workhorse that really does the job.

Most hand-held travel steamers are worthless. But this one shoots a strong steady stream of penetrating steam and I use it not only for clothing, but for steaming long lengths of fabric when I do theatrical staging. So it gets much more than the standard use, and is always reliable. You can use regular tap water in it. In fact, hard water creates stronger steam. I clean out the scale once in a while by running it with some white vinegar mixed into the water.

I'm on my second one in 10 years, only because someone who was using my first one let it boil dry and it burned itself out. It doesn't have an automatic shut-off. Probably it's only weakness.

Anyway, you can usually buy it locally. I got mine at a big sewing machine sales/repair place in town. Also available on oline through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jiffy-Steamer-personal-clothes-steamer/dp/B0001AG5X0

Some other testimonials here: http://www.jiffysteamer.com/Testimonials/index.asp

Here is a link that might be useful: Esteam website

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RE: How to Use Vinegar, Borax, etc. to do the laundry (LONG) (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: reeree_natural on 10.15.2007 at 10:15 am in Cleaning Tips Forum

Hi Leanne and talk2bw!!
here you are! I was looking in the laundry forum for you!
ok..get a cup of coffee, this is long..lol

I switched to all natural "everything" years ago.. it was just a few months now I went natural with laundry.( and LOVE IT)

A few years back, we learned my son had mild asthma and allergies. I learned that all these cleaners we use everyday are very harmful not only to our enviroment, but to us. I too was a bleach freak..I probably bought every cleaning product on the shelf and thought my house was CLEAN.. I was so wrong. All the store bought products will leave residue on everything..to me..thats not clean. It's the same with our laundry..detergents build up and leave chemical residue in our clothes. (which our skin absorbs as well) the reason we all needed FS is to soften the chemicals in our clothes, FS is more chemicals!!! and not good for us at all. When you use natural detergents, all the chemical residues are removed, ( it will take a few washes to get all the residues out) that alone makes our clothes 100% softer. I no longer use FS or dryer sheets and I never have wrinkles or stiff clothes! There are two laundry products that are wonderful (I just started using them, as 7th generation need a laundry boost to make it work well) and I used it because it was the only true natural detergent I could find locally.

one is Charlies Soap.. It's a laundry powder..you can buy a 3lb bag and it will do 80 loads. It is scent free and your clothes smell CLEAN , not like perfume cover ups.. the only thing that I found was, it wasn't great on stains..but there are people who had great sucess with stain removal .. they also make an all purpose cleaner that is concentrated so it will last a long time. They say to use the all purpose cleaner full strength right on the stain..probably can rub it in with a little detergent and I am sure this is what people do to remove it. I will have to try this the next time.....

the second I discovered was Shaklee products..They have some line of natural everything!! I went crazy and bought a lot of products from them and I am very happy! They have a laundry detergent, it is a liquid. Your clothes again smell CLEAN, I bought the unscented, but they do make a mild scent for those who want that. With that, they have a product called Nature Bright. This is a natural laundry boost and a whitener..NO CHEMS!!!! my daughter got chocolate ice cream on a white abercrombie shirt..I rubbed the detergent with some nature bright on the chocolate..it started taking it out right away..then I put it in the wash, and it was gone completely!!!!! I was amazed. Leanne, they make a natural fabric softener!!!!! This may be great to add because your water is hard. The only thing is, it is not as cost efficent as charlies. You only need 1 ounce per load and it is 12.00 a bottle which does 32 loads.. I guess to be a little more cost effective you can use the nature bright and their fabric softener with charlies powder.. I use both detergents..I love the Shaklee, but when you have a lot of laundry everyday, it can be costly...

ok..we got the laundry thing down pat..lol!!! on to Shaklee's cleaners..THIS IS A MUST!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about cost efficient and effective!!!!!! I bought one bottle of all purpose cleaner, called Basic H2. It is extremely concentrated. One 16oz bottle will make 48 gallons. They do have different recipes ... for one..just 2 drops of Basic H2 to 16oz's of water makes a window cleaner..1/4 of teaspoon will make 16oz's of all purpose cleaner and I think it's a teaspoon will make a 16oz degreaser. They have another product called Basic G..this is a sanitizer that is sold in a quart..( great for sanitizing bathrooms/ kitchen surfaces etc) I think this makes 64 gallons...Shaklee sells their own spay bottles to make these mixtures, They are really pretty bottles and are labeled ..one is windows & mirrors, all purpose, and degreaser. They also have a scouring paste for tough jobs (I guess like a soft scrub) all these are totally all natural organic and they really work!! Your house will be CLEAN no chemical residues anywhere.. So this is how I do all my cleaning..along with my steam of course..OH! I did try the Shaklee BasicH2 on my wood floors with the steam mop..I sprayed the all purpose mixture on the floor and then steamed..OMG! what shine!!! and the pad was dirtier than normal (big yuck) but boy they were clean!!! ok..I hope this will help you. here are two web sites to read about each product line. www.charliesoap.com and www.shaklee.com. If you want to order Shaklee..there is a clickable link in the laundry forum..look for the post 'Shaklee products" this is the woman who I ordered mine from..she is very nice and will explain the product line to you.. (you can also join as a 'member' and get 15% off all their products )

ok ladies...lets go green! lol
Ree

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charliessoap.com and shaklee.com
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