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Cleaning & organization are tough jobs. However, finding cleaning & organization tips on Hometalk will help you complete your projects faster and with less elbow grease. Check out ideas for ecological and green cleaning like making your own cleaning products from non-toxic items already in your home. Also, share photos of your latest organization success and inspire others who are looking to organize their homes. If you have a helpful cleaning & organization tip, share it with Hometalk members who have posted cleaning & organization questions.
What is the best way to mop a slate floor? What cleaning solution should we use? We have slate tiles in the kitchen with concrete mortar. You can see from the pictures that the surfaces
of the slate tiles are uneven. They are also porous (water dripped on them is absorbed). I sweep regularly, which isn't easy because of the uneven surfaces. I have mopped once with a Swiffer Wet Jet but I'm not sure whether that's OK to use repeatedly.
I'm in the process of helping my mother redo her 25 year old kitchen. It is covered in wallpaper! ...about three different patterns! What is the best way to remove the wallpaper? Or would it be better to just paint over the wallpaper?
I cut up an old linen tablecloth into guest towel size pieces. The cloth was stenciled with an embroidery pattern. I do not do hand embroidery so thought using it for something else was a
great idea. It is not new, many years old but in perfect condition. But now I cannot seem to get the ink off the fabric. I have tried just washing it with laundry soap, soaking it in vinegar and water, and even tried bleach and water bath. It has not been put in the dryer. I am out of ideas.