Saturday, September 11, 2010

Let's Talk Housework

Whooooo-hoooooo! No housework for us!
The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean.
~Erma Bombeck

The trouble with living alone is that it's always your turn to do the dishes.

We labor to make a house a home, then every time we're expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.
~Robert Brault

Vacuums don't clean houses. People clean houses.
~Everybody Loves Raymond Episode

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Freshen That Frigidaire!

DIY Fresh Solutions from J&J!
Here are some sassy new tips for deodorizing the ole Frigidaire in minutes!

*An open box of baking soda,and yes...Mom was right about that!
*A small muslin/cloth bag small baby sock or open container filled with fresh coffee grounds
*Set up an open container of charcoal briquettes in there.
* An open dish with 1/2 cup baking soda and 2 TBS vanilla extract or 2 TBS lemon juice. Mix it all together...sniff-OOoooOOOo! Fresh!
*A dab or two of vanilla extract on a cotton ball and set it in a hidden spot.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Get a Complimentary Hotel Stay From J&J!

Oh No! Summer's nearly over and we haven't had a decent vacation! Okay....we did, but we are in dire need of another one! Fret not, Domestics, you can have a complimentary hotel stay from us at J&J! That's right, unravel those nerves in Hawaii, Mexico, Lake Tahoe...there's more places of course but we are packing as we speak....
Like to know more? Of course, darlings, just call 707-399-6990 at our hotline.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Get Rid Of Stains With Toothpaste!

Did little Emmie Lou get into the permanent markers, again? Don't panic, Domestics! Toothpaste (not the gel stuff) is your answer! It works on painted walls, wood, even porcelain! Simply rub it into the stain and let it set for a few minutes. Then wipe it clean with a soapy damp cloth!

A Side Note: Be cautious of the abrasive types of toothpastes. The buffing could do damage to precious your pieces!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Add Some Muscle to Your Laundry!

Gent sweat, ladies glisten! Cleaning can be quite a work out! Did you know popping a few aspirin in your wash cycle can remove yellow perspiration stains? Simply buy a bottle from the Dollar Shop near you and keep it in your laundry room. great on headaches, too!

Makes me wanna SHOUT! Get spots out of your carpet, asap!

I was practicing my walk in my new practical stilettos when I saw it! NO! A flaw! A nasty little stain on my carpet that called for quick thinking!
Here are some quick thinking tips that will pop that stain right out!

5 tips that get spots out of your carpet:

Try SHOUT laundry and stain remover with a cloth or old tooth in a jiffy!

Spot clean the stain with club soda. Then have a glass yourself and relax!

Dab with a baby wipe or WET ONES for mild stains.

Use a cap full of vinegar and blot with with a clean cloth.

Oopsie! Dropped the nail polish on that new shag? Nail polish remover works fine to get polish stains out of the carpet.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hope for your hopelessly stained bathtub!

Thinking about refinishing your porcelain bathtub because of the stains? Well save your cash, people! We found a way to get those white tubs sparking white!

How to clean a stained bathtub:
Materials: Easy Off Oven Cleaner, yes! Easy Off!
Getting it Ready: Make sure you ventilate the bathroom by opening the windows! The strong smell of the cleaner can be a bit overwhelming!
Make sure you have at least 2 hours time to let the product sit on the bathtub.
The Process: Spray Easy Off generously on your bathtub and let it set a few hours before thoroughly rinsing it off. You will see the product working almost immediately.

Recommendations: We don't recommend this product for brass finishes. It will definitely discolor them! If you have an acrylic or plastic tub try soaking it in hot detergent water for a few hours-it works fabulous!
This product is should be tested on a small area of colored porcelain, you just want to be sure it doesn't effect that gorgeous color!