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Thursday, December 22, 2011


Wow, Christmas is only three days away. Are you frazzled yet? Have a list of last minute things to get done? If you’re having company over the holidays, I’m sure cleaning the house is on that list. Here’s a time saving tip beauty editor Nicole Emmerling came across. -- AP

To clean your toilets without scrubbing, drop two or more Alka-Seltzer tablets in each bowl. Let them fizz for 15 minutes while you tackle other chores. The bubbles will work at removing the grit. After 15 minutes, just flush for a sparkling toilet bowl.

Thanks, Nicole! There are few chores worse than scrubbing a toilet. I’m off to purchase some Alka-Seltzer. What about the rest of you? -- AP


Liz said...

Sounds like a great idea and even one that might be animal safe.

Happy holidays.

Jane R said...

I've heard of this before but never tried it. I think it's about time I did! Thanks for the tip.

Kathy said...

This is the best tip ever. Can't wait to try it.

Sheila W. Boneham said...

The Alka-Seltzer tip is great - but the burning question in my mind is this: When will the Anastasia Mop Dolls be available? I would like to have one on my writing desk!

Lois Winston said...

Sheila, Death By Killer Mop Doll officially releases Jan. 8th, but you'll probably find it in stores before that. It can also be per-ordered now at Amazon and B&N. Thanks for asking.