SUMMER HOUSE CLEANING TIPS
There are 100th generation GERMS in here
who speak ENGLISH! Who can conjugate verbs.
And not just easy verbs!
We've heard of SPRING HOUSE cleaning, opening the house to the sun, but SUMMER? Yep, ya gotta get the house ready for HEAT, breeding wild life! Summer's when BUGS are replicating in tango tempo especially in the BATHROOM, (above.) And when humid weather makes the dirt come alive with fragrance! Aroma. STENCH! WHAT TO DO?
1.) MOVE EVERYTHING OUT OF ROOM. Get into every room with big paper bags, the kind they give you free at grocery shop -- and big cardboard boxes. You are going to remove every single item from that room. The Boxes are for actual items. Paper bags are for dust, hair, trash old kleenex, papers. First, Roll the edges of the brown paper bags so they'll stand up. MARK ONE BIG BOX "OLD ME" (That stuff will be donated). "MARK THE OTHER big box "THE NEW ME" as that's what you will keep and put back after room is washed down, shampooed and/or painted.
When there isn't ONE item left, SWEEP ALL DEBRIS into the bag(s)and carry out to the TRASH CAN. For bath, use scrub brushes first with ammonia, detergent mix, to break up oils/ proteins. Then rinse, air out the room and once ammonia fumes have departed, go back with bleach, detergent soap and water on every speck of tile and cupboard both. That gets the germs. The tub gets polished, a new brush and scrubbers. A superb way to clean lime out of toilet is a bar of pumice especially made for toilets, very cheap, very wonderful! Don't buy costly chemicals to dissolve lime. PUMICE beats all. BIG RUBBER GLOVES allow you to reach in and pumice without wetting hands.
THEN strip old grout off tub or bleach it with scrub brush, maybe re-GROUT the edges of tub so that cracks are filled, bugs can no longer crawl in from foundation. That takes a real plumber's grout with no rubber in formula. FIRST BRUSH all current grout with bleach, rinse off. Then grout the spaces between tiles. HOME DEPOT clerk will tell you what to do. NEEDED: Brush bucket, trash can bleach, liquid detergent. NON RUBBER GROUT.
GET TWO GORGEOUS bathroom rugs at the thrift store and a toilet seat rug. . Sure it's Sears ca. 1950 or Norman Rockwell cornball but it's soul satisfying. Gives SPIFF! Get one hanger bar with hooks for wash cloths, bathing caps. Every bath thereafter will require you air/sun dry the small rugs but they're more portable than wall to wall carpeting which gets moldy and you can't lift it!
STINKY CARPETS? PET AROMAS? Baking soda & vinegar, separately or together. They fizz when together. You can find both at the 99c store. Optimally throw carpet is out lay LINOLEUM! Doesn't ever stink! Or get an Alpine negative ion / ozone machine. They cost about $400 these days. There's a bunch of uninformed/ duplicitous govt BS on the web about how they don't work, but I speak from personal experience. THEY DO.
If you use it though, you'll need to observe some things- when it's cranked up on HIGHEST settings, you & cats don't want to breathe ozone- It will nuke odors & bacteria etc but the place needs to be aired out, ozone is toxic to breathe ( get some fans) afterward to clear out the ozone. I've deodorized places, refrigerators etc using it. It basically sterilizes everything.
Set ozonator up on a timer & leave the rooms sealed off until timer goes off ( whatever time period you can manage- a few hours is far better than none, overnight is great) Take a deep breath, hold, open the door, run in, open windows & turn on fans, run out & shut door for awhile. Then inhale when outside.
DO VARMINT CONTROL TO ENTIRE PROPERTY. Critters breed in spring and they're running around in SUMMER eating your peaches, pears, apples, oranges, grapes, cleaning out your entire ORCHARD! Get a gun and turn POSSUMS into dog food or cat food.
NEXT, get to the mice and rats your cats should have handled but didn't as they're too fat and well fed. Look for CATCH AND RELEASE RODENT PRODUCTs at the HOME DEPOT.
Take the filled traps to a public park and leave them there.
HEAVY METAL SOUNDS RATS ABHORR
RAT CATCHING MACHINE REVIEWS
NOW DO DINING ROOM AND LAUNDRY ROOM cuz what u got sucks!
Everyone has extra lumber lying around. Do a ceiling to floor shelf, you will find all those spray bottles are decorative when esconsed in a floor to ceiling job. (see below)
HOW TO DO BOOKS, SIMPLY build a lot of book shelves
Versatile PANTRY or Bookshelves: requires simple understanding of Edge Banding and Joinery
Materials: 3/4" plywood with walnut veneering if you do not intend paint
Cross-cut system (those lateral slices?)
Pre-glued walnut edge banding if u do not intend paint, plain like in pic if you paint.
NOTE, photo above has nailed on bigger edging pieces, not veneered on edging.
Edge band trimmer
Stainless steel tubes
Stainless steel washers
Large forstner bit
Small forstner bit
1/2" drill bit
Synthetic steel wool
Small paint brush
Metal chop saw
Doweling jig (aluminum or wood)
Professional spray gun
Edge Banding and Joinery
FYI: Edge band is just like tape but it's wood. It's pre-glued with a heat
activated adhesive (figure A).
1. To adhere the edge banding, hold it against the work piece pressing
firmly with an iron set on medium (figure B). As the glue melts, the edge
banding adheres to the wood.
Note: It is important to move the iron slowly.
2. With a small roller, apply pressure to the edge. This insures the
melted adhesive gets a tight grip before it sets up.
3. The edge band comes a little oversized, so a tiny edge needs to be
trimmed off. Use an edge band trimmer and run it along the edge (figure C)
and it will trim it flush.
4. The next step is the joinery process. All of the joints in this piece
are butt joints. A butt joint is just like it sounds--one piece of wood
butted up to the other (figure D). They need to be reinforced, so you need
to use dowels.
5. The first step in doweling is drilling the holes to receive them.
Make sure that the holes on both sides of the joint line up properly. You
can make a homemade doweling jig by welding some scraps of aluminum
together (figure E) or make one out of wood--or you can just measure for
each hole. Put it where you want the side panel to line up and drill the
6. Make the measurements for the doweling jig a few inches off the end
of the shelf using the combination square. Set the jig to each mark and
then drill the dowel hole.
7. To make sure the holes are a uniform depth, use masking tape as a
depth indicator on the drill bit. Repeat the process, drilling all of the
8. Secure the side panels to the work table. Again, using the jig, drill
the corresponding holes to attach the butt joints (figure F).
9. Because the side panels are joined at the top and bottom to the
shelves, drill the opposing ends on the side panels to receive the dowels.
10. Do a check fit. Put the pieces together with the dowels in the holes
and make sure all the joints line up and everything is snug.
11. Insert the dowels in the top part of the side panel.
12. To finish this process off, fit the panel and the dowels together.
13. To construct the plinth (which is designed to give you clearance for
feet, and or brooms or vacuums and it reinforces the shelves), drilling
holes is the first step. Clamp the side of the plinth to the work table and
using the doweling jig as a guide, drill equally spaced holes.
14. Insert the dowel centers into the holes. These will mark the spot for
the dowels on the corresponding pieces of wood. To mark the placement for
the dowels on the front section of the plinth, start by setting the
90-degree jig and clamp it down.
15. Line the side piece up with the jig and press down creating divots on
the front of the plinth.
16. Use an awl and hammer and gently tap into the center of the mark. Set
the drill in the indent and make the dowel holes using tape as a guide.
17. Insert dowels into the side (figure G), then the front of the plinth
and the joints line up perfectly.
18. Dry fit all of the parts.
19. Drill the holes for the center supports.
Note: To give you an idea of how this all goes together--the
stainless steel tubes and washer act as a standoff between the two shelves.
They also conceal the threaded rod. The threaded rod cinches everything
together, and to anchor in there, it anchors into a threaded insert (figure
20. Create the hole for the threaded insert. It is a two step hole and is
easy to make with two different sized forstner bits.
21. Make evenly spaced marks on the underside of the top panel.
22. Drill a shallow hole to house the top lip of the threaded insert.
Note: A forstner bit is a specialty wood cutting bit that rides on
semi-circular spurs and is used to make a clean flat bottom hole.
23. Next, with a narrower forstner bit, drill deep enough for the shaft.
Test to make sure the threaded insert fits flush into the holes.
24. Drill holes in the three shelves for the bookcase with 1/2" drill
bit. These holes are for the threaded rod to pass through.
ERADICATE SPIDERS AND FLEAS & STRANGE BUGS with DOZENS OF LEGS! Start with killing off all insects hidden in corners, and evacuating anything they breed or make nests in and sealing up any holes allowing them crawl spaces. First kill them.. SALT dissolved in a sprayer in all corners of shelves, cupboards as a starter. Then a layer of caulk or plaster to seal holes. Finish off with VODKA which is a MAGIC cleanser. This germicidal stuff has been used by the wife of the 800 million dollar man, a gal who has gone to every holistic classroom, bought every book on Holism..She says "IF you stumble upon a bottle of vodka or gin in an alley, in the hands of a sleeping or comatose bum, tilt it so you can see the label. If it is 100% proof, yank it from his grip, run home & use it for cleaning!" She knows I"m poor and won't pay for booze and this is the only way I will ever find the stuff. She's right. I did! "Only l00 proof works," she went on, "not 80 proof. It is used by acupuncturists prior to needling. I use it for toilet seats, faucets, silver ware that doesn't go in dishwa...on the fly. etc. instant germ proofing/cell phones, house phones, tooth brush soaking, (rinse first before using), great for cleaning glass, glasses, clean steering wheel muck, under fingernails, toenails, shower head, fixtures, ...endless uses. I get a lot of razzing for those jugs under my sink! and more so when I stand in line w/the jugs in my cart....haha the truckers say, "Yeah, sure lady!" so funny
Hulda Clark (a famous holistic writer, a friend of the luminary in this field, Dr. Hanna Kroeger) tells of vodka/sterilization in her books. that's your 100% proof of the teaching...that woman's books scare the daylites out of me, saying as she does that we are all riddled with bugs as we once hugged a spaniel and then ate hand food, Another way we get microbugs? eating sushi..Or had a commercial burger where the flipper touched a raw patty then moved to lift our cooked one... She cuts to the bone with a scalpel, the core...of reality in health/healing. I have her books...but, I don't want them in my view because it's too much for my sensitive nature. But what she said about Getting hip to vodka is VODKA IS THE ANSWER! Not drinking it. No, She
says it is the most lethal poison on the planet and will kill any germ it touches which is good, but what do you think it's doing to YOU? So tell your pals, get their old vodka bottles and clean the house with them.
1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The
solvent dissolves adhesive.
2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray
bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean.
The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.
3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth
dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills
4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your
safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects
the blade and prevents rusting.
5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry.
6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse
the skin and tighten pores.
7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol
cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of
8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill
9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziploc freezer bag
and freeze for a slushy, refreshable ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes.
10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers,
fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three
days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter, then apply the tincture to
aches and pains.
11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back
as a liniment.
12. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.
13. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.
14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the urushiol
oil from your skin.
15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb
16. NEVER DRINK THE STUFF - IT'LL KILL YOU!
NEXT, WANNA PICK UP THE HOUSE? Then do HOUSE PICK UP! Every person grabs a bag a box and just picks stuff up. NEXT, every single object in the house that is not a work of art gets put on one of those SHELVES you built ... probably as it's ugly, in the cupboard section with closed doors. ONLY WORKS of art get out on shelves! The entire family segues to PICK UP STUFF TRIAGE! Is it laundry ? Good will bag?
LAST do those Mosquito Deterrent - Go around house, property, garden, every bottle, dish under a plant, old bucket gets turned upside down. Every plant without sufficient drainage so water collects in mud, gets replanted. All aquariums need a lid. NO LID? Dump'em out, start over, (in case larvae are already in it,) next get a lid!
A tip given at a gardening forum: Put some water in a white dinner plate and add just a couple of drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dishwashing soap. Set the dish on a porch or patio. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white color, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead, or fall into the water, or on the floor within about 10 ft. Works just super! HANG BOUNCE strips all around patio ceiling. Enjoy the mosquito free summer!* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *<=== BACK TO THE FRUGAL TIPS and CHEAPO LIFESTYLE WEBPAGE
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