Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lighter Fluid to Remove Sticky Stuff - Labels, Old Price tags, etc

A great tip (if not a slightly fume-y one!) to share with you today. If you're trying to remove a sticky residue, such as what is left behind after picking off a price tag or label - a bit of lighter fluid on a soft cloth should wipe that mess right away.

Just don't breathe too deeply while you're doing it! ;) Or you'll be a bit loopy by the end.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Club Soda to Clean (or Shine Up) Cars

Last week we went on an awesome road trip - winding through the roads of interior British Columbia, enjoying the gorgeous scenery and basically just being glad to get away from the hustle, bustle and busy-ness of the city. But, our car didn't get the better end of the clean stick, if you know what I mean. In fact, it was a pretty sad little bug cemetary by the end of the trip.

So - when I mentioned to a friend last night that club soda is really useful for cleaning, he asked if it might also work on shining the car! He's going to give it a try, and so am I. Will report back on the results. I'm not sure if it'll do the trick on our bug guts guess is it's a better Shiny Cleaner, not de-bugger. Oh, those poor bugs...

PS> If YOU have a great tip for washing the car, post it! Or email it to me at christina at Thanks fellow slobbos!