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  1. #1
    Kelly
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    Default Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol

    Rubbing alcohol not only makes an amazingly simple cleaner, but it

    kills nasty germs around your house in the process. Rubbing alcohol

    is not just for medicinal purposes anymore; it can be used in all

    sorts of practical and cleaning applications around the home. Much

    cheaper than other cleaners (most drug stores and discount stores

    carry 16 ounce bottles of 70% rubbing alcohol for under $1), rubbing

    alcohol works just as well.

    Use rubbing alcohol to:





    Clean your dry erase boards with a cloth or paper towel dampened with

    rubbing alcohol. The alcohol removes the buildup from stubborn dry-

    erase markers.



    Use alcohol to clean grimy phones, switch plates and doorknobs. Not

    only will the alcohol remove the oily dirt and dust, but it will also

    kill germs on these frequently handled areas.



    Do dust and dirt collect on your tabletops? Wipe them down with a

    cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol to uncover a great shine.

    (Alcohol may not be suitable as a cleaner for all tabletop finishes,

    so be sure to do a spot test first!)



    Need to keep an ice pack on hand for those sudden emergencies? Build

    your own inexpensive model by filling a freezer bag with one part

    alcohol and two parts water. Label it well, and pop it in the

    freezer. The rubbing alcohol will keep the water from freezing into

    an unmanageable block. When needed, the ice pack will have a moldable

    slushy form, which is perfect for forming around skinned knees and

    elbows and the odd-sized lump left behind after an unfortunate

    tumble.



    Have any dusty decorative candles stored away? Before lighting, wipe

    the dust away with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol. The alcohol

    removes the dust without ruining the wick, as water often does. Be

    sure to let the alcohol evaporate completely before lighting the

    candles!



    Use rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth to remove grime from household

    fixtures.. The alcohol will leave behind a nice shine.



    Remove fresh ink stains by blotting with rubbing alcohol. This

    procedure also often works to remove permanent marker stains on

    carpet.



    Rubbing alcohol makes a terrific, streak-free window and glass

    cleaner. Just dampen a cloth with a 50% mixture of water and alcohol

    and wipe glass clean. Do remember that, although rubbing alcohol

    makes a fabulous, inexpensive cleaner, it is considered extremely

    flammable. To avoid any potential problems, make sure that you store

    rubbing alcohol in a cool, dry place away from anything that emits

    heat and/or sparks.



    Kelly in IL








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    armstrca
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    Default Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol

    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="950282113-09102007">Not so. I took microbiology in college. One of the experiments was to bring in everyday household cleaners and antiseptics and see what actually kills germs. Then we had a petri dish we put nothing on. That was the dish we compared all the others to. We breathed on the many dishes. Then put our liquids on them and let them set a few daysto see what developed. The alcohol one looks like the one we put nothing on. The liquids that did kill germs... listerine (mouthwash), mercurochrome andbactine.







    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kelly
    Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 6:46 AM
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol<SPAN class="950282113-09102007">
    <SPAN class="950282113-09102007">
    but it kills nasty germs around your house in the process.

    Kelly in IL



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    lisa griffeth
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    Default Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol

    Absolutely correct- My dad is a PhD microbiologist and have taken/taught microbiology myself - The alcohol gel is better than nothing, but not by much....best is soap, water and the actual action of scrubbing the hands together. Lisa G.

    armstrca <carmstr1@ems.jsc.nasa.gov> wrote: <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="950282113-09102007">Not so. I took microbiology in college. One of the experiments was to bring in everyday household cleaners and
    antiseptics and see what actually kills germs. Then we had a petri dish we put nothing on. That was the dish we compared all the others to. We breathed on the many dishes. Then put our liquids on them and let them set a few daysto see what developed. The alcohol one looks like the one we put nothing on. The liquids that did kill germs... listerine (mouthwash), mercurochrome andbactine.
    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kelly
    Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 6:46 AM
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol<SPAN class="950282113-09102007"> <SPAN class="950282113-09102007">
    but it kills nasty germs around your house in the process. Kelly in IL


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    Amanda
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    Default Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol

    Alcohol also makes a great cleaner for microfiber furniture. I have

    two kids and they are always spilling something or writing on

    something, if you take a cloth soaked in alcohol, and rub the spots on

    the microfiber, it removes almost anything. It will take a few times

    on really heavy spots, but it does work.

    Amanda in TX








  5. #5
    Kelly
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    Default Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "armstrca" <carmstr1@...> wrote:

    >

    > Not so. I took microbiology in college. One of the experiments

    was

    > to bring in everyday household cleaners and antiseptics and see what

    > actually kills germs. Then we had a petri dish we put nothing on.

    > That was the dish we compared all the others to. We breathed on

    the

    > many dishes. Then put our liquids on them and let them set a few

    days

    > to see what developed. The alcohol one looks like the one we put

    > nothing on. The liquids that did kill germs... listerine

    (mouthwash),

    > mercurochrome and bactine.

    >

    >

    > From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On

    > Behalf Of Kelly

    > Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 6:46 AM

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Subject: Budget101.com : Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol

    > but it kills nasty germs around your house in the process. Kelly

    in IL

    >

    Ok I agree with you about the germs. But I did not say that. I said

    it cleans glass and window. Now these glass and windows dont have to

    be in your home they can be in your car/truck. This is what I do and

    it works great. No streaking on the windows because you know you

    never see the streaks until at night when the headlights are coming

    at you.



    Trust me I know about germs...I took the same class as you did. I am

    a Nutrionist so it was required.

    Kelly in IL








  6. #6
    Denise Ford
    Guest

    Default Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol


    I have had the best luck with alcohol as a cleaner, windows, counter tops, even the inside of my pick up truck, etc. I get a spray bottle from the Dollar Store & attach the sprayer right to the large bottle sold by Wal-Mart. Its a cheap, effective cleaner & disinfectant. Can't be beat & cheaper than any of those other more commercially promoted cleaners!
    Vinegar mixed with water works well in those cheap spray bottles too. Mix small amount with water & it does a great job too. Instructions for proper mixing may be on the bottle as well.
    Best of luck!
    Denise
    No. Cal.



  7. #7
    Denise Ford
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    Wow thanks for the insight on alcohol. I have found that mouthwash does make a great cleaner around the house. I have even used it when having a not so trust worthy puppy in the house as a deodorizer for those little mistakes of using the floor for a bathroom. It kills the odor & the pup doesn't seam to go back & use it again.
    Denise
    No.
    Cal.



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    Marla Cameron
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    Default Cleaning with Rubbing Alcohol

    <div style="font-family:garamond,new york,times,serif;font-size:12pt;">Do you think the mouthwash would work for cat odors, too? Specifically urine.


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    <font face="Arial" size="2">Wow thanks for the insight on alcohol. I have found that mouthwash does make a great cleaner around the house. I have even used it when having a not so trust worthy puppy in the house as a deodorizer for those little mistakes of using the floor for a bathroom. It kills the odor & the pup doesn't seam to go back & use it again.
    <font face="Arial" size="2">Denise
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