Archive for November, 2012

Random Tips #1 from SCI – Southern Coast Improvements

Here is a list of random tips especially for our SCI – Southern Coast Improvement readers, tips for around the house and on the road. Just call us Heloise’s helpers.

  • Twist ties from electronic and other purchases are long enough to tie around and organize electrical cords.
  • Dawn takes out greasy stains from clothes, as well as some collar and deodorant stains. Keep a small bottle in the laundry room for convenience. Be sure to test on an inconspicuous place on fabric, although I’ve never had it ruin anything.
  • To refresh during a long drive, take a wet washcloth in a plastic bag and wipe your face often.
  • Colored sink mats don’t discolor from coffee like the clear ones.
  • If you travel with pets, pack a dog bag similar to a diaper bag for babies. It’s convenient to keep food and water bowls, a blanket, and chew toys packed if you travel often. Just add food.
  • Same as with the doggie bag, if you’re a frequent traveler, buy two of everything and keep your makeup bag packed and ready to go.
  • Next time you visit a home improvement store, purchase a cobweb remover with an extended handle. It’s easy to brush the webs off windows and out of corners.
  • In between your dog’s baths, use Boot and Barkley Grapefruit Grove Deodorizing Dog Spray from Target. There are more expensive brands, but for $3.99 this one works fine to neutralize your pet’s odor. Spray on your dog’s fur and rub it in.
  •  Stock up on cleaning supplies like Soft Scrub and Magic Erasers under every sink so you’re not tempted to skip cleaning.
  • Clorox wipes work, wiping away grease from the microwave, toaster and stovetop. They’re handy on trips to sanitize hotel rooms.
  • Zep’s products are SCI’s brand of choice for cleaning windows and bathrooms. The mildew remover works overtime so be careful during application. It bleaches anything and everything.

Call if you need us @ 843-421-9255. Ask for John at SCI – Southern Coast Improvements.

November 19th, 2012  in Tips and Tricks of the Trade Comments Off