Here's a great cleaning tip for all your stainless steel knives that have rusted spots. Have a glass or bowl filled with lemon juice (just enough juice to cover the utensils) and put the stainless steel products in there to soak for 20 minutes to half an hour, and then wipe down with a cloth. All the spots should be gone and look good as new!!

Here’s a great cleaning tip for all your stainless steel knives that have rusted spots. Have a glass or bowl filled with lemon juice (just enough juice to cover the utensils) and put the stainless steel products in there to soak for 20 minutes to half an hour, and then wipe down with a cloth. All the spots should be gone and look good as new!!

Handy hints straight out of the ’80s

Vintage cleaning tips have been donated to us in the form of cherished, yellowing, 28-year-old newspaper clippings. Skimming through the cleaning hints of the ’80s, featured ingredients include Rinso, Double D eucalyptus, vinegar, and (my personal favourite) a tablespoon of cream of tartar.

Take a look at their old-school suggestions for refreshing grubby clothes, boiling sheets, and tackling persistent marks on walls and doors.

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Mrs J. Harvey, of Bracken Ridge, Qld, says she always uses a handful of washing soda with each load of washing. If items are very grubby, soak them in a tub of water with the washing soda, then rinse and wash them in the machine. Use the washing soda again and a good deterent, as well as a few drops of disinfectant.
Mrs Martin, of Waratah, suggests boiling the sheets with a tablespoon of cream of tartar.
And A. Coombs, of South Hurstville, suggests washing soda and Rinso, and says give them a good boil.

MRS Jackson, of Seven Hills, wanted ways to remove transfers from her son’s bedroom doors.
Double D eucalyptus seems to be the favourite method for this job. Most readers suggested this for removing the transfers. Coat them with the eucalyptus and then wipe it off bit by bit.
Mrs O’Brien, of Dapto, also suggests using vinegar. Allow the vinegar to soak in then scrape off.
Mrs L. Dawson, of Salamander Bay, also suggests vinegar: coat the transfers with several coats of vinegar and allow to soak in, then gently scrape off.
Mrs Oliver, of Cessnock, advises spraying with Preen, leave for a few minutes then wash off. You may need to spray several times. And Mr Rudenko, of Croydon, says you can buy a product called Sticker-off that will do the job for you. This can be obtained at NRMA depot’s and The Royal Guide Dog Association.”

Meet The Newest Member of Our Team…

“I’m Leah, and I’m one of the newest members of the All Gone Extreme Clean. I’ve spent most of my life in WA, where I studied for four years for a Bachelor of Forensic Science and Toxicology, and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science as Molecular Biology. My partner and I moved over from WA and we now live together in Sydney, where I study a Masters of Forensic Science at the University of Technology, Sydney, whilst also working with Lee and the rest of the team. I have a great interest in forensic science and how it can be used in criminal and law environments, and through my studies I have developed a keen eye for detail, which I hope to hone whilst working for All Gone Extreme Clean. Being a part of the team means that I can enhance the quality of living for some people, whilst bringing comfort and closure to others, and I believe that is something worth doing, and I look forward to it.”

Please welcome Leah McGlashan to the team!

Please welcome Leah to the team!

Reasons To Go On Living: Story 20

Reasons To Go On Living: Story 20

A must read…

“People who try to kill themselves and do not succeed are privy to a mess they can in no way imagine. The physical pain can be unbearable. Then you get to see the pain and horror in the eyes of someone you love and who loves you.”

Read this woman’s inspirational story, where she overcame suicidal thoughts and learned how beautiful life can really be. I hope that stories like this will inspire new ones to come about. 

“In short, suicide is not the answer. It is only the accumulation of bad feelings that can change. Life can be good if you wait.”