The Damsel has long sung the sweet song of vinegar as a frugal cleaner. But what if you hate the smell? What if it makes you feel more like this: than like this: [...]
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Grandma taught the Damsel that saving the best china and silver for “special company” meant it would be rarely used, if ever. And who is more important than family, anyway? So every Sunday, out came the best china, the beautiful silver. Over the years, a few precious pieces were broken by childish hands, yes. But [...]
Long ago, when the Damsel was but a teenager, she helped her aunt clean a house she was about to move into. (Hi Aunt Linda! In Mongolia!) The kitchen had a stove hood that was grease-encrusted, and the auntie showed the young Damsel how to clean it with ammonia. The ammonia worked really well but [...]
Today, the Damsel would like to introduce her old friend, Nathan Wright, as today’s substitute teacher/guest poster. Take it away, Nathan! One Saturday the chore of washing dishes fell to me. It seemed to this nine-year-old the dirty dishes were especially piled up whenever my turn came around, and I was certain my older siblings [...]
The Damsel once heard a famous cleaning expert speak. During the question and answer period, a worried wife asked him what was the first thing he noticed, as far as cleanliness goes, when he went over to someone’s house. He promptly replied, the windows. The Damsel is pretty sure the wife started crying at that [...]
The Damsel wishes she could say she created this severely burned-on mess so she could post about it. In other words, on purpose. Sadly, that is not the case. The Damsel’s crockpot insert is now completely, utterly, physically and emotionally encrusted with a deep layer of concrete food. How can a person clean something like [...]