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April 20, 2012

Two Great Products

This week I didn't do any "fun" projects.
I spent a lot of time
cleaning, organizing, getting rid of junk...
Nothing you would be interested in seeing.

But I did use two new products
 that I would love to share with you.
(I am not compensated in any way to recommend them.)

The first one is this laundry stain remover.
Maybe you have heard of it?

It's been around over 100 years and it really works.
The reason I started using it
has to do with the other thing
 that has taken up most of my time lately...

Both of my boys are playing this spring
and my husband is the head coach for my 5 year old's team
and the assistant for my 8 year old's team.
I feel like I have been living at the baseball field lately!

They are having a great time
but their cute white baseball pants are SO hard to keep clean!

My neighbor recommended the soap and I gave it a try.
All you do is wet the clothing,
rub some soap on
and throw in the laundry.

Now if I had thought ahead of time,
I would have taken a before and after picture.
But you just have to trust me on this.
It really works well!
No more stains!

The other product I tried this week was
Turbo Snake.

Now if you have long hair like me,
you probably have problems with your drain getting clogged.

To clean my drain in the past,
I have tried shoving a hanger down to dig out the goo,
I have tried vinegar and baking soda
and my husband tries to get me to use harsh drain cleaners
which I hate using.
Yet none of these really work that well anyway.

Rather than call a plumber,
this time I tried the Turbo Snake and it worked really well!

All you do is put the velco-like end down the drain,
twist it around a bit
and then pull up all the disgusting debris.

(This photo is re-enactment
 since I didn't want to expose you to
the horrible gunk being pulled up!)

It was a pretty gross job to do
but I was happy with the results and now the clog is gone!

Hopefully my tips were useful to you!

Did you come across any great tips or products this week?
Which reminds me,
can anyone recommend a good shampoo/conditioner for baby-fine hair?
I have been unhappy with everything I have tried recently...Thanks!

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  1. I just used a hanger on my sink the other day! I also pour boiling water down the bathroom sink once in a while to help wash down the soap goo.

  2. I've got to get that soap. Did you order it or find it in a store? xo

    1. I bought it at the grocery store but I am not sure if every one carries it. It was right in the laundry detergent section.

  3. Oh man, why are baseball pants so often white?! That sounds hard! But much easier with the new soap!

    Also, a spring on the baseball field sounds pretty ideal; I hope you're enjoying it!

  4. Sometimes I think we are living parallel lives, Shelley! I haven't posted for awhile, as I've been cleaning and organizing as well. Truth be told, I can't spend a lot of money on decorating this month, so I thought I would get things cleaned out and organized! That way, when I can decorate, everything will be nice and clean!

    Thanks for the stain remover recommendation! I always use Zout! One cleaner I really like is Barkeeper's Friend. It's great stuff too!

    1. I haven' heard of Zout but I just read about Barkeeper's Friend and was going to try it! Thanks!

  5. Some stains are real stubborn. I wonder why they still stick to the white pants where its going to be real rough (with the dive and slide to reach home base)

  6. Hi Shelley, I JUST TRIED the turbo snake and YES "It does work"! I have very long hair and was dazzled trying to find an easy answer. I got my snake in the grocery store with the AS SEEN ON TV gadgets.
    For shampoo, have you tried "PERT in the green SQUARISH bottle", the 2in1 type that has the SHAMPOO "AND" conditioner in it! "It is THE BEST"!
    Your PUP is GORGEOUS! "YES" I'm a doggie person!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend and HUG ROSIE for me,

  7. Love Fels Naptha-because I make laundry detergent with it and I love that product. No baseball pants here since mine are all grown up but I will remember the stain remover trick and I already have the soap on hand so it's a no-brainer! Thank you for the hint!

    We couldn't be without Barkeeper's Friend either-use it on so many different things and it does not scratch!!


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