Quick Note

The MOMdotCOM.net Blog will be inactive through the holiday weekend (from Friday April 14 to Monday April 17) but there's lots of freebies and games below to keep you busy, and I'll be back with a wealth of new deals and fun next week! See you then!

Thought for Wednesday ~ Quick Cleaning Tips

With the high traffic through many households this weekend, I thought I'd share a few fun interesting, but true cleaning solutions using common objects around the house to help.

To remove BLACK SHOE MARKS on vinyl or wood floors, rub them with a clean tennis ball.

To remove CHEWING GUM from hard floors, use a plastic bag filled with ice to cover the spot and freeze the gum. Then use the edge of a credit card to pop it off the surface.

To remove CANDY from carpet, first remove any excess liquid with a towel or vacuum up small pieces, then use a small amount of dish washing soap and a wet rag to rub out the rest. Follow with a wet rag (minus the soap) and then blot excess moisture from the carpet.

To find more solutions, try visiting How To Clean Anything online http://www.howtocleananything.com/

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