cleaning

Cleaning the bottom of the fridge

Cleaning the lower parts of the refrigerator when your back and/or knees aren’t up to the task: I took out the crisper drawers, wet a sponge, and used my grabber to move it around. Every bit as effective as doing it by hand, and no back spasms or knee pain.

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Never Mix Bleach and Vinegar

I knew never to mix ammonia and bleach. Why do they not mention that mixing bleach with vinegar creates the same toxic gas? I’ve been experimenting with all-natural daily shower sprays. They weren’t working, so I thought, why not add a tablespoon of bleach? Luckily I Googled ‘can I mix bleach and vinegar?’ and found out why not.

Never mix bleach and vinegar, or any other acid, including lemon juice.

Is It True? Zap! ‘Restorer’ As Seen on TV

There is a type of commercial I’ve learned to be suspicious of. The product always is supposed to solve a real life problem with amazing wonderfulness. They always offer a second one free or for a nominal price, “just pay an additional handling charge.”

After seeing the commercial for Zap! for the umpteenth time and wondering if it would clean the grout in my floor, I Googled “Zap! complaints.” The first result was a link to where it is sold on Amazon (not solely online as they claim). Here are the reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Zap-Professional-Restorer-calcium-buildup/product-reviews/B004PEDPY0

Most said it was no more effective than any other ordinary cleaning product, and was not effective on grout.

When in doubt, Google it.