There are a few questions I have been meaning to ask the users of BH, but without starting so many different threads... Here they all are. Can you help with any of them...?
How do you make washing smell really fresh, without using fab softner. I love the smell of clean washing, but when ever I see my mum, her clothes smell SO nice, but she insists she doesn't use fab softner...?
How can I keep my naughty kitty cats from scaling the Christmas tree like its a scratch post. I have a spray bottle I spray them with when I catch them, but when I get home from work, I can tell one has been climbing it, and actually laying in one of the branches. Haha.
We have a blanket on the lounge, and I came home the other day after work to see that DP had left it on the floor, and the cats spent all day sleeping on it. I have tried washing it, hanging it on the line, re-washing, putting it in the dryer, but NOTHING will get that sticky cat hair off it...!! Grrrr.
How do I clean that inside bit in the washing machine like, where the fab softner goes? I tried taking it outside to hose it out, but it didnt work.
ANY answers to any of these questions would be amazingly wonderfully lovely!
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12-12-2011 13:07 #1
Lots of homely questions.....
12-12-2011 13:09 #2Senior Member
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Omo is the smelliest washing powder I've ever used, leaves a long-lasting smell behind.
Blanket with cat hair - use one of those sticky roller things for laundry.
12-12-2011 13:13 #3
Blanket with hair problem...I've found using the upholstery attachment on the vacuum works for super stubborn hair. Or, use wide tape to lift it off.
12-12-2011 13:15 #4
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12-12-2011 13:16 #5
A couple of drops of eucalyptus or lavender oil in the cycle will make your clothes smell yummy.
Foil around the bottom of the tree will keep them away. (as long as they can't just jump over it). I cant remember where I read this but I tried it to keep mine off the bench and it works a treat. The metal must make their claws feel yuck cos they HATE walking on it.
Put on a rubber glove and rub the blanket, the rubber will grab the hairs.
Take the softener bit out and soak it in a bucket of hot water with baking soda (about 1/2 cup per full bucket), let it soak for about an hour then the scummy stuff should rinse off.
12-12-2011 18:53 #6
for fresh smelling clothes my nana puts a bar of lavender cashmere bouquet soap in all her drawers and cupboards. I do it as well and it does work. we both put a cuddly fabric softener sachet thingie unopened in the back of the wardrobes to keep them smelling fresh. Thats my nana's secret she passed on to me.
hope this helps
12-12-2011 18:59 #7
12-12-2011 19:04 #8
Omo makes my clothes smell SO FRESH.
MILs laundry always smells delicious and she gave me a bottle of Omo one day and voila! my laundry smelt just as good!
12-12-2011 19:14 #9Senior Member
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13-12-2011 20:32 #10
I see you are in Queensland...so your washing needs to go in the sun for at least 4 hours to smell fresh! Bet that's what your Mum does!
If you want to keep your soft furnishings free of pet hair, then don't have pets....
I don't have cats, but my BFF does....she puts up the Christmas tree specifically so they can climb it and swat the decos!
We enjoy our pets for themselves.
If the consequences of having animals in your house doesn't suit you, then possibly you shouldn't have them...the alternative would be to get used to a bit of fur...
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