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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: For MaryLou - SherylC
« Last post by MaryLou on Today at 04:29:37 PM »
I avoid chemicals as much as possible due to my respiratory problems (emphysema).   Most of that junk they sell in the stores is just soooo over priced!!   I used to buy expensive weed killer solution but not any more.  I buy a gallon of vinegar, add about 1/4 cup of dish soap, and some Epsom salts.  That kills the weeds and doesn't leave any chemicals that will harm my Daisy.  The dish soap is what causes the mixture to "stick" on the weeds.  It does a great job .  When it comes to cost, it is close to the same but it's so much better to breathe than chemicals.

With vinegar ice cubes, you want to dump them into a plastic bag, then put that in a second one.  It will leave a vinegar smell in your freezer if you don't.  Actually, that's not such a bad smell when you think about it.

I don't polish any of my furniture.  I don't like the wax buildup.  I clean with my Holy Moly cloth which lets me do the glass and the wood at the same time.  On the in-between cleanings, I just use one of those really extra fluffy Swifer dusters.  The dust really clings to them.   My floors are cleaned with plain water.  I can't use a mop so I get a pail of water, get an old Holy Moley cloth and sit on the floor to clean it.  Scoot around and do a small area at a time.  Takes longer but doesn't need to be done often.

I don't use any face creams but I do use an "under $5" per bottle Vitamin E Skin oil.  Works for me.  :laugh2:

Of all the years I've had PIRC, and all the many people who have come and gone, I have never yet met a single one in person.  It's not too likely to happen now, not at my age.... unless someone comes to Sacramento!! :elmo: :elmo:
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Happy Birthday - Grethe
« Last post by SherylC on Today at 10:33:59 AM »
Happy Birthday Grethe.
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Happy Birthday - Grethe
« Last post by Margaret on Today at 09:28:24 AM »
 :bday20: Grethe. Hope it is a good one. Relax and enjoy!!
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: For MaryLou - SherylC
« Last post by SherylC on Today at 09:27:21 AM »
You and I are very much alike when it comes to utilising natural products. I can't bear the shop bought sprays, polishes and stuff. They are grossly overpriced, over commercialised and do not always do the job. They are full of harsh chemicals which make me wheezy and yukky.

Good idea making Vinegar ice Cubes...might try that.

I make my own furniture polish using Beeswax and Lemon which does a good job and the smell is gorgeous. I also use it to clean my Leather sofas, shoes and bags. I test the polish in an obscure place first though and still make face creams occasionally but making them means I haven't the time to do all the other things I like to do, so I have relented and started buying natural skin creams.  Gone are my White Witch days where I would spend hours in the kitchen concocting various creams and potions. I've had to compromise! lol

I love having these chats with you MaryLou. Wish we could meet up and have a chat over coffee! :)
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AD Discussion / Re: export persona - Teejay
« Last post by Lin on Today at 07:00:03 AM »
yup Linda, that's how I learned.. lol doing things the hard way.. I probably still do  :lol02:
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Happy Birthday - Grethe
« Last post by MaryLou on Today at 12:17:17 AM »
Happy Happy Birthday, Grethe!!  And, may you have many more!!!
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: For MaryLou - SherylC
« Last post by MaryLou on Today at 12:16:14 AM »
I use lemon quite a bit too but this year, it doesn't look like I'm going to get a whole lot on my tree. I cut the lemon up in quarter pieces, then freeze them.  They are awesome for cleaning the garbage disposal.  I just drop a few of the frozen pieces, turn the water on so it's just over a dribble, then turn the disposal on for a few seconds or so. 

The other thing I do is make ice cubes out of vinegar.  They're also great for cleaning the disposal.  I have to double-bag the cubes because they're pretty strong smelling when closed up in the refrigerator.

I don't buy any of those commercial spray cleaners - they don't work and I hate all the chemicals.  I mainly use lemon, vinegar, or bleach to clean things and of course, dish soap.  I used to spend a lot of money on all those cleaning products but discovered I really don't need to. So, when I ran out of one of those things, I never bought it again.   Those manufacturers make millions by convincing us that we really can't live without their product but I know better! :)
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AD Discussion / Re: export persona - Teejay
« Last post by Linda R on October 20, 2017, 03:51:38 PM »
That's why I ask.  Sometimes I manage to figure out how to do something, but it's sure not the easiest way!   Just like the robot arms.  I think I spent over an hour, trying 4 different ways.  Then I ask and find out I could of done it with a brush!!!  But, I learned a lot in that hour!!   :laugh8:
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Happy Birthday - Grethe
« Last post by Linda R on October 20, 2017, 03:33:32 PM »
 :bday16: Grethe!  I hope your birthday getaway was  :praise68: :praise06: and fun!!! :bday05:
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General Discussion & Introductions / Re: Happy Birthday - Grethe
« Last post by Teejay on October 20, 2017, 02:28:58 PM »
happy birthday grethe

she is away and has said on fakebook that she forgot her password to pirc so she cant get in ...lol
but it will be here when she finally does get home
hope you have had a great time... and make a wish.
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