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(no subject) [May. 11th, 2006|09:12 pm]
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I know there's a post in the memories regarding cat urine, but my issue is a bit more specific. My new cat is having issues with our old cats, and has taken to urinating in any open, plastic container; most recently, in one clear plastic drawer I accidentally left open under the bed.

Problem is, I had a couple books in there; ones that I liked quite a bit. Anyone know a way I could possibly salvage these books? They're not soaked, thank god, but they sure do stink. I'd really like to not have to throw them out if at all possible. Please help? :(
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Greetings ... [May. 3rd, 2006|10:41 am]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

Crossposted in several other LJ communities

1. I live in a flat with concrete block walls, and every winter I have trouble with some of the walls turning green and my clothes getting mildewy.

I wash my walls with Exit Mould a few times a year, use DampRid containers and wardrobe sachets in my closet and try to keep the place warm and dry (there is a heatpump in the living room, but it doesn't heat the other rooms very effectively), but I can't quite keep on top of it. I was wondering how other people deal with this kind of problem. Also, I'd like some tips on how to get stubborn mould stains off kitchen appliances (such as fridges and the like) and how to get them off the back of drawers, KEEP them off and prevent the problem from reoccurring.

Also, I'm thinking about buying a dehumidifier for the bedroom, but I've read on the Consumer magazine website that some of them don't cope well with the cold NZ climate and can break down if they ice over. I'm just wondering if any of you could recommend brands that you have found effective. I'm thinking of getting a cheap Warehouse (local sore, like Walmart - I come from New Zealand, btw) job, but I don't want to waste my money if it's not suitable.

I'm also thinking of buying a heater for the bedroom, to keep it warmer and drier during the times I am up and awake in there (I work full-time nightshifts, so airing my place out can be a challenge at times) and an axtractor fan for the kitchen (one of the ones that goes on the wall, next to your window), to help prevent the steam from cooking from lingering on and making things worse. If anyone has suggestions for good heater and/or fan extractor brands, I'd also be interested in hearing about those.

2. I have heard that placing half a lemon and a bowl of water in one's microwave and cooking them for a few minutes will help dislodge any gunk which is stuck to the walls, but I don't have a lemon - do you know of anything else I could use?

3. I was wondering if frozen sausage rolls would still be ok after one and a half years in a freezer, or if they'd have freezer burn and need to be thrown out. Also how long they'd take to defrost.

Any advice or suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks a lot.

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hi, i'm new here [Mar. 22nd, 2006|09:21 am]
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Hi, my name is Sean.Collapse )
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south east michigan---Better Health [Feb. 11th, 2006|11:43 am]
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4 day 30% off sale at south east michigan Better Health stores.

starts today feb 11-14th.

good eco-friendly deals!
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Roomba [Feb. 7th, 2006|03:21 pm]
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What do you all think of a Roomba? I'm getting a Roomba that you can schedule. What can I expect? Also some day when we pull out the carpet and go back to hardwood floors I'll invest in a Scooba. I have two dogs and a cat and pet hair is a major problem here.

Opinions... Thanks.
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Metapo cleanmate [Feb. 1st, 2006|02:04 am]
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[mood |sick and tired of house work]

What do you all think of a Metapo cleanmate? It's a robotic vacuum cleaner like those roombas and they make a scooba that washes floors! Are these too good to be true? I want one but if they are junk I'd like to know before I shell out for one.
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I need to leave the kitchen... NOW [Jan. 25th, 2006|03:10 pm]
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[mood |aggravatedaggravated]
[music |"Remedy" - Seether]

I was attempting to bake pumpkin pie and went to slide the oven rack back in and spilled it all over the inside of the oven. I decided to go ahead and try to bake them anyway and the oven started smoking really bad so I took them out. What should I do now? I have a self-cleaning oven but that will take a while. In the meantime what do I do with barely baked pumpkin pies??? HELP!!!!!!! :| I promise I'm not usually like this in the kitchen! LOL
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Vacuums [Dec. 26th, 2005|07:51 pm]
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Does anyone have a Dyson vacuum? Are they really worth the high price tag? What are some other vacuums, if any, that you have found can stand up to dog hair and don't crap out after a short time?
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(no subject) [Nov. 28th, 2005|04:27 am]
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can anyone tell me how to :

a.) get wax off of a ring
b.) clean hair dye stains off a toilet lid.

i'm not even sure there's a way, but thanks in advance, and x-posted.
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Organization [Oct. 29th, 2005|06:26 pm]
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Ok, I fully admit that I am an organization freak. I LOVE organizing. But I'm running out of ideas. Do you have any tips to share?

Here are a few examples to start things off:

organizing stuffCollapse )

X-posted a bunch of places.
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