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Ten reasons I love the Magic Eraser

The Cleaning Lady typically sticks to using natural products for cleaning projects as much as possible – vinegar, baking soda and lemons being the three favorites. There is one product on the market I have been using for years that is truly a miracle – the Magic Eraser. If you haven’t used one before, it […]


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Washing down coats and comforters

Dear Cleaning Lady: How do you wash and dry a down jacket or comforter without the down filling getting all clumped? I washed and dried my favorite parka at home and it’s never been the same. Can it be re-fluffed? Thanks, Joanna G. Dear Joanna G., Fear not, your down parka can be as good as […]


7 uses for toothpaste – beyond cleaning teeth

The Cleaning Lady loves using using natural or common household products for other uses – I’ve written blogs and using vinegar, lemons, and baking soda to clean your house. Toothpaste is another miracle worker. It can clean shoes, walls, polish jewelry, you name it. The key is you need to use the traditional white paste kind […]


Quick jewelry cleaning tip

Winter is in full swing which means your hands – and jewelry – can take a beating with more frequent hand washing and lotion applications to ward off dry skin. I have the driest hands in the world and all I do is put lotion on my hands – and inadvertently on my wedding rings. […]



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Protecting your home from your holiday party

I love having holiday parties at our house , but I am left with some momentos I would rather not have. A red wine stain on our decorative upholstered chair. An antique chair that is meant for decoration was sat in – and left with a crack. A soot stain from a bathroom candle left burning […]


Holiday decorating safety tips

Christmas trees. Twinkling lights. Candles. These favorite holiday decorations can turn into holiday hazards unless you take the necessary precautions to use them safely. Potential fires or electrical issues are the main risks as trees can dry out, lights may short out, and candles can tip over. But fear not, here are some tips on decorating safely this holiday […]


Holiday spill clean up guide

The holidays are officially here and with family and friends gathering for celebratory food and drink comes the inevitable spills. Don’t panic – here are some tips on how to treat some common holiday spills – the key is to act fast before the stain sets! Coffee: Soak up excess coffee with a clean white […]


12 ways to save on your electric bill

No one enjoys opening their electric bill each month as energy costs continue to soar. Here are some easy tips – some you may have heard of, some not - that will help you save on your electric bill. Many tips do require small purchases but think of them as investments toward an energy efficient home. […]


Home made furniture polish

The Cleaning Lady has posted many blogs on using natural products like vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice to clean your house. One topic that hasn’t been addressed is making your own furniture polish. Commercial furniture polish inevitably comes in an aerosol spray can and smells like gasoline with some artificial lemon scent thrown in […]