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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Wow aiee, that is a fantastic burst of productivity, I'm in awe.


aw, thanks. of course, I'm a zombie today and just hanging out on the couch eating chips and internetting after all that.


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Well done on all that aiee!

I finally started sanding down the armchair today. I will try get it finished on Tuesday then hopefully painted at the weekend. On Friday night I cleaned mud splatters off the kitchen walls and door. Been meaning to get around to that for ages!

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I scrubbed my bathtub last night, but it still doesn't look clean. The internet recommended dish soap, which I tried, but that didn't work very well. Then I sprayed it with a bleach spray and it didn't seem to help any. I guess I'll try baking soda and vinegar next.

The absolute best thing I've found for scrubbing the bathtub and having it actually come clean is Mr Clean Magic Eraser. It's a P&G product, so totally not vegan... but I think you can get generic versions of melamine sponges.

My place is in chaos. So much of biker boy's stuff has come in and maybe a quarter of it has been put away. I'm working today on getting stuff out of the garage and into the storage room so that we can use the garage as a staging area for everything coming in. It will get better, it will get better, it will get better...

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I scrubbed my bathtub last night, but it still doesn't look clean. The internet recommended dish soap, which I tried, but that didn't work very well. Then I sprayed it with a bleach spray and it didn't seem to help any. I guess I'll try baking soda and vinegar next.

The absolute best thing I've found for scrubbing the bathtub and having it actually come clean is Mr Clean Magic Eraser. It's a P&G product, so totally not vegan... but I think you can get generic versions of melamine sponges.

Thanks, I'll try it!


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I have been making our bed every morning for over two weeks now. I think this is the longest I have ever kept this up!


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My mom still makes my bed for me when she comes to visit me. It drives me INSANE. I grew up and moved out so I'd never have to make my bed ever again.


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ashley wrote:
I scrubbed my bathtub last night, but it still doesn't look clean. The internet recommended dish soap, which I tried, but that didn't work very well. Then I sprayed it with a bleach spray and it didn't seem to help any. I guess I'll try baking soda and vinegar next.

The absolute best thing I've found for scrubbing the bathtub and having it actually come clean is Mr Clean Magic Eraser. It's a P&G product, so totally not vegan... but I think you can get generic versions of melamine sponges.

My place is in chaos. So much of biker boy's stuff has come in and maybe a quarter of it has been put away. I'm working today on getting stuff out of the garage and into the storage room so that we can use the garage as a staging area for everything coming in. It will get better, it will get better, it will get better...


Agreed! I am so glad I found Magic Erasers for cleaning the tub. You can also buy melamine foam at Home Depot. It's cheaper in the long run but you have to buy a big sheet (I think it's sold for soundproofing or insulation?).


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The office/guest room is now more or less unpacked! There are a few things that still need to find a home, like the clothes that's hanging on nails and on the chair, and the storage boxes that need to go to the attic, but for the most part, it's done.

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In other good news, my boyfriend has started tackling his house room by room, starting with the bathroom (which looks great) and he said to me the other day that he's decided that he's done with knickknacks and other stuff that he doesn't see or enjoy anymore. He's planning on boxing up everything that's just sitting there gathering dust that he has no use for and put it in the attic. (He hasn't gotten to the point that he wants to actually get rid of anything, but even this is a major step for him.) He's even decided he doesn't want houseplants anymore, as he basically doesn't even see them and they just cause the place to look more chaotic. I'm so proud of him.

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I'm so proud of both of you, lepelaar! WOW!

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Wow, that's awesome lepelaar! Enjoy your mutual tidied up homes :-)

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Go lepelaar!

So I had this day of cleaning planned on sunday... and hurt my shoulder in the morning and now I can't do a damn thing. Not allowed to use my arm very much for about a week. My dominant side, of course!

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lepelaar - that looks awesome, amazing job! and that's great news about your boyfriend as well!


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The room looks so good and organised! Well done!

Just been motivated by this thread to start the tidy up in my room. When my aunt moved in a ton of stuff got thrown on my bedroom floor to make room in the wardrobe for her and I never got around to organising it. Going to move my bum now and start into it. I will even take a before photo.

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View at the foot of my bed.
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Down the side of the bed where all the wardrobe clutter was dumped for sorting.
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View from above.
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I have a good bit of it cleaned up now and will finish it tomorrow. Also on the agenda for tomorrow is to finish sanding that chair.

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You guys are all so industrious....I feel like a slob....

I need to get a wiggle on though as am gonna be moving house before the end of the year, and I really need to get rid of a lot of stuff. I made a pretend start on Sunday by bringing a bag of dvds and games to GameStop to trade in. Was worth 50 euro towards my playstation pre-order, so that was pretty shiny.

The books though, oh the books. There must be a thousand of the little buggers, and that's being optimistic.

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ashley wrote:
I scrubbed my bathtub last night, but it still doesn't look clean. The internet recommended dish soap, which I tried, but that didn't work very well. Then I sprayed it with a bleach spray and it didn't seem to help any. I guess I'll try baking soda and vinegar next.


I had a friend who moved into a filthy flat & got the foul tub clean fairly easily. She put a half a cup of clothes washing powder in the bath then filled it up with hot water, left it for a few hours, emptied it and what slime was not gone got wiped away.

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 Post subject: Re: the clean/tidy home support thread
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For the washing powder trick - it needs to be biological. It's the enzymes that'll eat the crud away.
Also works if you burn beans into the bottom of a fancy saucepan. ;)

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For the washing powder trick - it needs to be biological. It's the enzymes that'll eat the crud away.
Also works if you burn beans into the bottom of a fancy saucepan. ;)

Oooooh, this is perfect timing. I have a lovely saucepan that's waiting in the kitchen for me to clean out the burnt bottom. Good to know about the washing powder!

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Just tackled into a bit more. Only have the energy to manage a small bit a day at present but happy with how much I have done already. I have one load of washing on of the clothes that was taken from the floor and have another to do when that lot is dry.

Work in progress....
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Daisychain, that looks like a lot of progress! Congrats!

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I was starting to get anxious and depressed about the kitchen mess, but I didn't actually mean to do any cleaning. I managed to load and run the dishwasher and clean up a few other things that couldn't go in the dishwasher. I also did a load of laundry and changed the bedding. So, I inadvertently did a lot of cleaning. It kinda wiped me out, but at least now I can walk into the kitchen without getting all tense and ill.

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Oooooh, this is perfect timing. I have a lovely saucepan that's waiting in the kitchen for me to clean out the burnt bottom. Good to know about the washing powder!


Might take a couple of shots, but generally all the gunk will just slide off after a good soaking.

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This morning I did the dishes (still do that almost every day, I'm so proud of me), washed and hung a load of laundry, cleaned the kitty's litter boxes (she wants two clean boxes or she pees in the hallway) and made a huge batch of seitan. It's high time I start the 'work' part of working from home...

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Caught the dog licking the oven door the other day. I think that means it's due for a cleanup. Yurk.


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you know you're in bad shape when you feel the need to clean up before a pack of sideshow performers come to crash for the night.

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