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Display Name: rokinrev
Member Since: 1/3/14

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Christine, two ideas: one is Murphy's Oil Soap, my parishoners all over the country have used it for cleaning. Another is homemade and on
my TCB Pinterest board: olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice in a spray bottle. Straight vinegar can do damage to wood floors.


Reader Recommendations: Simple Cleaners That Really Work Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/26/14 02:37 PM

I am so excited! Got the final room in our place cleaned this morning, and hung the poster I've been grousing about! (:breaks arm patting self on back:). We aren't going to do the party, however, Puppy Bowl X is Sunday and Souper Bowl of Caring is part of Sunday Service @ church.

This is a great program. I've managed to kind of keep on track, but my major project won't get done 'till I can get to a store to GET the replacement kitchen "bookcase" and pantry.

Just so excited about how things are coming together


The Last Lap: Gather Some Goodies The January Cure Assignment #21
1/30/14 10:42 AM

The color is known in the trade as Magnolia. It doesn't fade, can be cleaned fairly well, and hides things like cracks in the horsehair plaster behind it. Think of it as the Industrial Green of a 50s school.

I have lived in parsonages all over the US and my first request is simply, bug bomb the place and paint KILZ WHITE, then refinish the floors and pull up the carpets....and THEN I would move in...and not until. Best parsonage was built specifically for the 40-year tenured minister I followed....paneled library with built ins and old fashioned wallpaper. Worst was the one where flies were nested in the insulation in the closet. Must have bug bombed, at my own expense, every single week I was there. We used to wonder if something died in there.


Renter's Solutions: Working With Whatever Wall Color You've Got
1/29/14 04:16 PM

One of these days I will reach the end of my list, the art will be reframed and hung, and the laundry will also be done....then I'll talk about it


The Cure Email Inbox: Reader Before & After Projects from the January Cure
1/29/14 04:03 PM

The realization that I'm doing pretty well on this is a good thing. 2013 was big on the ourbox for me, over 44 cartons of theology books were donated...that's half of my library. I still have to cull and sort the guest room, but I did get rid of two posters I had TAPED to death, and will replace them with new ones this weekend.

I MADE 4 draft dodgers from fabric scraps and old kitty litter ( we used to put litter on the ice when we had dogs so they didn't get salty paws) and a noticible difference can be felt. If I have done anything good this month....that was it


Weekend Chores: Flowers, Outbox, Living Room & Lighting January Cure Assignment #17
1/24/14 02:57 PM

This is something I always try to do twice a year.....it's a great job for a housebound day @-11°


Declutter & Organize: Bathroom Cabinets Cleanout The January Cure: Assignment # 15
1/22/14 10:07 AM

Sounds like a plan yoyoteacher. Go for it


The Clutter Filter: Create a Landing Strip January Cure: Assignment 9
1/14/14 09:30 AM

I FINALLY have all the floors dine, save the guest room. The kitchen was easy since my spouse did her "winter can-can" which then became the "we got to reorganize" as we set up all the cans in our makeshift pantry, ckeaned and freshened. So, almost caught up. We might even get a party out of all of this!

BTW: IKEA having BIG sale on open shelving storage:$15 plus shipping for 4 shelf rack ( can you see I've been looking around ;)


Keep Yourself on Track: Get a
Get-Together Together
January Cure: Assignment # 8

1/13/14 05:01 PM

If you are a member of AARP there is a Michaels' discount ( see the website for details). I have a piece of needlepoint that has taken 7 years to comoplete, and has sat propped up agaunst a wall since. I also have a grand local art photgraphy poster. I commit to getting both at least to Michaels,JoAnns,A C Moore or Hobby Lobby this month. I can probably DIY the poster, but not the needlework


Making Your Home Your Own: Prep Artwork for Framing & Display January Cure: Assignment # 6
1/9/14 12:07 PM

I am going to finish the floors (actually got the bedroom floor done yesterday) and go around and check the doorknobs, tightening where needed. My big commitment it replacing the wobbly open shelving unit in the kitchen and getting closed pantry storage (this house as old as it is has a major LACK of kitchen storage and prep space. I need to purchase cheap but nice so when we do leave, I'll be OK about leaving it behind. Saw some in the Christmas Tree Shoppe flyer that just might fill the bill)


You Can Do It: Pick a Project to Cross Off Your List January Cure: Assignment # 5
1/8/14 10:57 AM

I did a quarter of the kitchen floor, big one for disability and I hope the others will be done in a few. Did toss out old yuck pillows and redress the bed with the winter duvet and cover from IKEA in GERMANY that I bought there in '92( no IKEAs here yet when I discovered them) and got another set in Philly in '95. The floors.....(sigh)... and flowers(not in Upstate NY in January).

Still committed, just slow


10 Mindful Minutes: Get a Fresh Perspective January Cure: Assignment #3
1/6/14 10:31 AM