Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pumice stone to the rescue

Pumice stone is used to soften rough skin around the feet and elbows; no one would think of pumice stone as a rust cleaner.

I learned of the use of pumice stone as a ceramic cleaner online. It worked to remove calcium and lime stains around toilet and bath tub.  This worked so well, that it restored these items beautifully.  I wondered if this would work on other surfaces, and to my amazement, it did.  I tried using pumice stone on some vinyl tile flooring that had some rust stains from a file cabinent .  I wet the floor with water and the pumice stone and gently rubbed the stone on the rust stain area.  Just gently rub the stone not to scratch the tile; the stone disengrates slightly and leaves grainy residue.  As the stain is removed take wet cloth and cleanup the dissolved residue. The floor looks rejuvenated and restored.  Next, I plan to use it on porcelain tile as well.  Pumice stone is a great inexpensive rust, calcium and lime cleaner.

Five easy New years Resolutions

Every year we make New Years resolutions which include losing weight and getting fit.  We join a gym for about a month then quit.  Here are some resolutions that I think  everyone can keep. 

Donate and recycle unwanted items. 

  Pledge to save money by vacationing in the US.

  Buy made in America items to help US economy.

  Lose weight by eating smaller portions and cutting out soda.

Grow some of your own food in small garden.

These may be hard to keep but making these changes as new habits can make these resolutions less hard to break.

How Inflation is affecting the thrift stores

  It seems that Inflation has hit a 40 year high affecting everything from gas prices, housing, food, and consumer goods.  Inflation ...