Archives for December 2012

How to Clean Jewelry

 

How To Clean Costume Jewelry

 

Safe Ways to Clean Jewelry

Toothpaste

Toothpaste works great when it comes to cleaning Costume Jewelry. Simply squeeze some toothpaste (the paste kind – not the gel) on an old toothbrush and lightly scrub the costume jewelry. Then rinse well and pat dry.

Rubbing Alcohol

Place costume jewelry in a container or bin. Pour a little rubbing alcohol over the item and let jewelry soak for three or four minutes. Then remove and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Denture Tablets

Denture tablets such as Efferdent or Polident can also work wonders when it comes to cleaning costume jewelry. Simply fill your sink or a basin with hot water, drop in two denture cleansing tablets followed by the jewelry. Let the jewelry sit for 30 minutes – rinse  and pat dry.

Liquid Dish Soap

In many cases simple water with a couple of drop or two of dish detergent will do it (not too much detergent though because it can leave jewelry looking dull). Fill a basin halfway with warm water and add a drop or two of liquid detergent.

Let costume jewelry soak for about 20 minutes then remove and gently pat dry with a clean cloth.

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9 House Cleaning Tricks That Save Time, Money and Effort!

9 House Cleaning Tricks That Save Time, Money and Effort!

9 House Cleaning Tricks That Save Time, Money and Effort!

1. Use a timer

Decide how long you’re going to spend cleaning before you start. Next, divide  your time into chunks – 15 minutes to vacuum and perhaps the same again at the  sink, and so on. Now that you have a timed target, you’ll find you work that bit  harder. Also, if you absolutely hate a job – cleaning the bathroom, for example  – knowing you’re going to spend just 10 minutes in there may make you feel less  bothered about tackling it.

2.  Avoid concentrated products

This isn’t something the manufacturers are going to shout about, but unless  you use them sparingly, you’re just throwing money away when you choose  expensive, high-powered cleansers. Standard-strength products are quite  sufficient for most jobs. You actually need very little detergent to clean a  dirty kitchen floor – about 2 tablespoons of most standard brands, swished into  half a bucket of water. With bleach, adding more doesn’t make it more effective,  either. Germs die from the time spent in contact with the disinfecting solution,  even when it’s only at the recommended dilution of 1 part bleach to 30 parts  water.

3. Clean your windows for less

Save money by making your own glass cleaner. Simply pour 4 liters warm water into a bucket. Add 100 ml white vinegar and 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid and stir well. If you’re cleaning a lot of windows, apply this mixture with a squeegee mop, straight from the bucket. Otherwise, pour it into plastic spray bottles, ready for future use.

4. Give your sink a bath

Abrasive cleaners can scratch your sink. Instead, try an herbal bath. Steep several bunches of rosemary or thyme in hot water for a few hours, then strain. Stop up the sink, pour in the herb solution and let it sit overnight. In the morning, you’ll find a glistening, fragrant sink.

Continue reading at http://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/9-house-cleaning-tricks-that-save-time-money-and-effort/

Mothers-in-Rejoice Tote Bag

 

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Mothers-in-law Rejoice Tote Bag

This large tote bag is 19″ x 15″ and big enough to carry your goodies. This bag may be enjoyed to carry your books or supplies. This bag will remind you to rejoice in your everyday life. You are special and this bag will remind  you how special you are.

Buy this Mothers-in-law Rejoice Tote Bag today at a special price of $10.