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RE: Make Cat Toys Out of Recycled Materials

By beckner65 11/21/2014

These ideas are great. Love this site.

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RE: Need New Heater in my House

By Paula Jo Carr 11/21/2014

Been there and done this with a young one myself years ago. Start boiling water on your stove...drape the doorway off to the kitchen with a blanket nailed or tacked to the wall. Once the water is boiling hard, turn the stove down to only having it turned on a little to keep the water producing steam up into the air Make a pallet on the floor to sleep on with your children and blankets galore laying atop of you with your clothes on [perhaps even a winter jacket or sweater]. Contact your Social Service area in the morning and explain the problem to them... your landlord should do something about your predicament also IF you have made the problem known to him. God Bless and good luck!

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RE: Shopping for Kraft Roka Blue Cheese

By Paula Jo Carr 11/21/2014

Get a hold of the Kraft Company and ask them to help you locate it in your area OR sell it to you themselves...

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RE: Shrinkable Plastic on Wood Frame Windows

By Paula Jo Carr 11/21/2014

How about a 'glue stick that children use for school projects' that should prove to be a good suggestion to try at least. The glue stick can be purchased at any Office Depot, WalMart or Kmart around.

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RE: Dog Not Cleaning Himself After He Pees

By Lizzyanny 11/21/2014

Dried up pee wouldn't be black. Dogs generally don't "clean" themselves after they pee. Your dog may have a skin condition that you can see on areas of his body that don't have much hair. You would need to see a Vet to determine if this is the case. skin conditions can come from mange, food allergies and other conditions. It really requires a Vet to determine what is going on. Allergies or mange can become serious and life threatening if not treated. Good luck.

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RE: New Denture Soreness

By Paula Jo Carr 11/21/2014

My husband had the same problem and he went back to the dentist and had his 'plates' readjusted by our dentist 'for free' ... call your dentist and find out IF he can and will help you. After all, if you bought them from him, he should stand behind them ....good luck!

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RE: Broom for Cleaning Bathtub

By Paula Jo Carr 11/21/2014

I just love this idea - I have an older broom that I do not sweep with anymore because the bristles on it have shortened down to stubs from wear and tear, BUT after reading this I now know exactly what I am going to do with 'it' - thanks!

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RE: Changing Names on Utilities

By likekinds 11/21/2014

After all you've been through, you deserve a treat. Disable McAfee and get yourself Avast free. I have had several paid anti-virus programs, including Norton, McAfee, Eset and others. Avast free has been by far the best. Better than any paid program I've used. It has stopped more malware and viruses from entering my computer than all the others combined. Registering (free) once a year is all that's required. You don't have to give your name unless you want to, and you don't have to agree to a free trial of the pro version.

If you don't think it's better, you can always uninstall it, or turn it off, and turn McAfee back on. (Just don't have both running at the same time. Each might think the other is a virus, which is common).

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RE: Real Estate Business Name Ideas

By bishopbradby 11/21/2014

Try Cheryl VA Realty

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RE: Control Those Rolls of Foil and Wrap

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

I like your idea except- please don't use a steak knife to do these types of things. Invest in a ceramic cutter (NOT a ceramic knife). A ceramic cutter is something that will cut paper, plastic packaging and cardboard but can't cut your hand.
I got one because my kitty is very curious whenever I open a box and I was afraid I was going to cut her. Mine is called a "Slice."

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RE: Marking Last Roll of TP

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

I might point out how I DO store tp: I keep two double rolls in a decorative rectangular basket on the tank. The rest is kept packaged on the floor of the linen closet. Not too far away.

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RE: Marking Last Roll of TP

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

I agree. Couldn't store it on a used plunger. Still, there are tp holders that have a dowel through the middle and are just for storing tp, so this could work.

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RE: Rice Filled Heat Pad Sweats When Heated

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Because rice has moisture in it, even though it seems dry.
Incidentally, did you know that if popcorn was entirely dry, it wouldn't pop? It's that tiny bit of moisture that heats up to make it explode.

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RE: Filler for Gift Baskets

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Great idea.

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RE: Making Bath Oil Beads

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

If you don't mind smelling like baby oil. It's the same thing except for the perfume.

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RE: Litter Box Training a Kitten

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

He's old enough now, but just old enough, so he'll get the hang of it. A little young, that's all.
I think what stimulates the instinct is the scratching, so get a miniature rake prop like they use as decorations in flowerpots. Rake in the litter. You can also make scratching motions with his paws.
You can also try dumping the litter on top of his "accidents" rather than cleaning up right away. Take him there and let him scratch in it to make the association. Then clean it all up.
Be sure you're using an enzymatic cleaner that removes the smell from his accident spots.
Of course, never shame or yell at him for going outside the box. He's too young to understand it and you could make him try to hide where he's going.

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RE: Learning Frugality

By syntoniser 11/21/2014

A wise lady. With age comes wisdom. I spent many years accumulating "things". At a certain age we downsized and retired and I gave away mostly all those 'things'. Who needs a china cabinet full of dishes that are never used but still need to be washed. Now I spend my leisure time enjoying slow paced things like reading, music, visiting, and reflecting on how those 'things' were so unimportant.

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RE: Dog Shedding

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

What breed is he?

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RE: What Breed is My Dog?

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

This is what we used to call a Gen-u-wine Canine D.O.G. But it sure is adorable.

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RE: Dog Won't Eat

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

By the way, I'm very sorry this is happening to your dog.

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RE: Dog Won't Eat

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Unfortunately, boxers as a breed are highly disposed to cancer. Considering also that the average age boxers reach is anywhere from 9 to 12 years, there may be no fixing this one. I'm sorry to be so blunt but I think you need to know the likelihood here. Talk to someone about getting your dog tested.

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RE: House Training an Abused Dog

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

It appears you have an all-white dog with light-colored eyes. My guess would be it is actually deaf. Of course there may be other reasons it is so fearful. You have to face a deaf dog head on to call him or reach your hand out. Don't touch him from behind. It startles the dog because he didn't know you were there.

It's easy for deaf dogs to become fearful because they're always being touched and grabbed seemingly out of nowhere. Obviously you can never let a deaf dog off leash or outside of a fenced in yard. They can't hear traffic coming, and other dogs may seem to "sneak up" on them, startling them into a fight.

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RE: Breeding Finches

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Another female likely won't take care of the baby. Then there's also the possibility the dad will get distracted by the pretty female and turn his thoughts to mating, ignoring the chick. Let the dad take care of it. It may not make it, but that's your best bet.

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RE: Removing Mats from a Dog's Fur

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

You may have to take her to a professional groomer. Tell them she's being kenneled and you can't shave her down. Make sure the groomer feels confident they can solve the problem.
Good luck.

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RE: Dog Started Pooping Inside at New House

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

She is marking her new territory. She is anxious about the new house. The first day you moved in you would have done better to keep her in her crate, then introduce her to one new room per day. The world's a big place for a tiny dog.

But that's the past. Try keeping her confined in one room until she's using the pads only again, then letting her out to the main area but shutting all other doors. Re-introduce her to each room slowly.
Good luck.

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RE: Cat Peeing Everywhere Since Getting New Kitten

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

This is territorial behavior. Try to get them both playing together. They should have short play sessions. Catch them near each other and pull out a wand toy like da bird or another dangling toy. See if you can get them both playing with it. They have to bond more.

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RE: Belly Bumps on Dachshund

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Chances are these are benign fatty nodules some dogs get. They can look scary but aren't harmful. If they start to turn red, itch or get bigger consult your vet.

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RE: Advice About Moving My Cat

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

I do know it's unfair for cats when their owners have lost interest in them or work too many hours and can't spend any time with them. They spend their days shut up in utility rooms with nothing at all to do. I'd say it's worth a try.

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RE: Yorkie Started Peeing on Carpet

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Is it cold on the utility room floor in the early morning? You might try putting a runner down.

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RE: Area Rug Color Advice

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

To me, rust would go with that.

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RE: Homemade Lotion Won't Pump

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

It's the petroleum jelly.

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RE: Foul Smell Coming Under House

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Have you ever smelled fox pee? It could be that. It's so strong it could knock you over. The smell will eventually go away, but you have to keep the foxes from getting back under your porch.

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RE: Frugal Refurbished Ereader

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

And I'd like to add that, if you can purchase an older or used Kindle that still works fine: Amazon.com has many ebooks free. The titles rotate every few weeks.

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RE: Link: Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

I am a frequent contributor to Jigidi. Most of my puzzles feature my calico cat, but I also do other puzzles like colorful food. Most of the puzzles I create are small, usually in the 30 to 50 pieces range. My screen name there is Jellyrollmorton. Look me up sometime.

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RE: Nursing Home Obituary Information Board

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Do you mean a cork board? I would go with an "angels" theme. Can you get angels cut outs? Possibly angels and clouds. Reminds people of being "called home" and is less depressing.

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RE: Shred Financial Papers Before Discarding

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

I spent the extra money to get a sturdy cross-cut shredder. It's worth it. It turns my old personal papers into little confetti. You could not possibly get any information from it. Then I recycle the confetti. The peace of mind is worth it.
I made a shredder cover out of a T-shirt. You can also make one out of a pillowcase. And of course, don't leave it plugged in when not in use.

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RE: Free Heat from Dryer Vent

By teberg5051 11/21/2014

What about the dust from the excess lint the filter doesn't catch? Does your house get a lot of dust?

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RE: Cat Food Gravy Recipe

By marie.maynard.946 11/21/2014

Hello - when my 18 1/2 year old cat went off all solid foods, I began feeding her 'kitten formula' - 2 cups whole milk, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp. corn syrup (opt), pinch of sea salt. Mix everything well and store in airtight container in the fridge. Take out only what your cat will drink for one meal, warm and serve. I also offered her normal cat kibble (or kitten chow) and fresh water at all times. She did well through the winter and passed peacefully during the next summer.
It is best to make the kitten formula with raw milk (either goat or cow) because it is far easier to digest.

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RE: Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits

By redhatterb 11/21/2014

Call your local Social Security Office and talk to them. That being said, you aren't the only person living on a fixed income and the rest of us are getting by. It takes some careful budgeting, and not doing much in the line of entertainment.

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RE: Homemade Christmas Gifts for Guys Who Like Fishing and Hunting

By lax13 11/21/2014

Buy two fleece blankets with strings hanging off the edges. You can find packages of them at AC Moore. Find a pack of hunting/fishing ones. You simply tie the ends together and it creates a warm, cozy hunting/fishing blanket!

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RE: Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

By Poor But Proud 11/21/2014

A nice photo of you is great. You can put it in a homemade frame and wrap it nice. Or, give him one of each of you as a kid in a double frame. Ask his parents for a shot of him that is just right to match yours. You can write something on the bottom like "Friends are the best" or something cute. I hope this helps.

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RE: Mouthwash to Unclog a Toilet

By Hailsmomma 11/21/2014

This worked surprisingly well for me but when I tried using the toilet again afterwards it arill backed up. How often can I use the mouthwash to unclog the drain?

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RE: Keeping a Comforter on the Bed

By joanfry 11/21/2014

What I do, is pick it up, put it back over me and go back to sleep. Whats the problem?

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RE: Interior Design Company Name

By cornel6868 11/21/2014

CompanyDesign-Int

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RE: Getting Rid Of Tiny Black Bugs

By runshelley 11/21/2014

Murphy, I have window units, also and there was some black stuf in the older one. I wanted to take it out,but the crazy man I live with refuses. I bought a new energy efficient one, but let's face it, we need to save up, get the central air repaired and close off the open invite for bugs. I did get air conditioner cleaner at wally world,and it is easy to use. Took several times to clear the old unit up, but it did. We do not smoke. I think smokers don't have this problem.

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RE: Getting Rid Of Tiny Black Bugs

By runshelley 11/21/2014

I posted a lot to Woodbury, CT. Mainly this is what to do: Do NOT Panic. Doctors and some of the people on this forum think you have a mental problem. Some folks do, but this black bug is REAL. It does bite and you can feel it. Also, it does not bite my husband, so they get a habit and return to that victim.

They only get one of our two cats. I told him about the posters on forums suggesting that it is in our minds, Now he teases me," I don't see anything." Just try to make yourself and your home a hostile environment. Eat coconut oil and moisturize with it also. Even if you just rub on hands will help. Use hand sanitizer, religiously. Steam clean the floors and Windex is your best friend. I bought the swiffer/bissel steam mop and use it with the swiffer wet. That knocks down the infestation.

They don't like eucalyptus, so you might use mouthwash in a sprayer for the dogs and yourself and just around the doors and windows. The ones I have also don't like clove oil.I'm making my own. Add tea tree oil to baking powder and sprinkle that on the furniture and carpet.

Be diligent! I am going to send some to my local ag university, let them look under the microscope. Rubbed my hands and arms with hand sanitizer till some balled up like a grain of salt.

When you get them on a paper towel or kleenex, the tiny black spot shows up. I live next to corp property, so we have to deal with anything a critter can get. New critters or birds, new bugs. New neighbors, new bugs, ha ha. I do not think these are springtail fleas. As most of you said,"they do not move". In fact it is hard to get them off the floor. They will move if you spray them with windex. Just keep cleaning and alternate oils and bathe with salts and oils. Spray that windex in the tub all the time.

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RE: Getting Rid Of Tiny Black Bugs

By runshelley 11/21/2014

Woodbury, I forgot to mention Coconut Oil you can get a large 54 oz plastic jar of that (extra virgin organic) at sams and you should eat some and mosturize the hands eyebrows and feet with it. I have some on my hair right now and my hands. I think the tea tree shampoo dries my hair out,but I use a flat iron too. I don't really itch in the scalp much, just do that area as a preventative. Since, I found these bugs nesting in the dog hair.

My coconut oil stays congealed so I just scrape some out. It melts on contact. Watch it in your eyes though. It will irritate and make cloudy vision for a while. I had developed red eyelids, which I thought was from eye makeup, till I mentioned it to the dust mite neighbor, who knew what it was, I think they have had or do have everything. She claimed it was allergies, but didn't seem surprised when I told her it went away with coconut oil. Then I got that in my eyes.

Now I use it sparingly, but I think eating it helps your whole body. I think I'll post for eyery one to remain calm. I hate it when people assume the problem is mentalMy husband plays with me and tells me he can't see them.He is just a chit!! But he makes me laugh.

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RE: Getting Rid of Tiny Microscopic Bugs

By runshelley 11/21/2014

No! They are for real and there is a huge epidemic! Vacuum and read what else in my other answer to the guy Murphy from Woodbury, CT.

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RE: Sterilize With Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide

By asievers1 11/21/2014

I've used vinegar and dishsoap mixed in a spray bottle with Lemon oil added as my husband cannot stand the smell of vinegar. I use this for my kitchen countertops. The info about mixing peroxide and vinegar in the same bottle is scarey... separate they are a knockout for germs though, thanks for info.

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RE: Sterilize With Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide

By jinjelle 11/21/2014

Frankly, this feels dangerous with TOO little complete information and I decided to not think about this anymore. I do not need half-complete information that may inadvertently lead me to do something that could be very dangerous to me or to someone beloved in my home. There are just too many unanswered questions to list here.

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RE: Where to Buy Grain Free Dog Food

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

My cat eats the Canidae grain free and soy free cat food, also from Amazon. Surprisingly, you may find that your local health food store (for humans) also carries some high-quality grain-free pet foods. I know mine does.

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RE: Replacing Bulbs on a Pre-lite Tree

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

As far as I know, you can use any replacement bulbs that fit.

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RE: My Dog is Afraid of Things Over his Head

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

You can have sessions with a squeaky toy or something else he likes. Move the toy all around, and sometimes over his head. Give him a treat every time the toy goes over his head, even if he slinks down. Make the sessions short.

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RE: Dog Acting Strange

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

Take him to the vet! Your dog may be dying. First, take him to any emergency vet and beg them to admit him. Then go borrow money from friends, relatives- anybody.

If this doesn't work, unfortunately you may have to relinquish the dog to the Humane Society to get care. You won't get your dog back. They will adopt it to someone who is in a better position to care for it. On the up side, your dog will probably live.

I know you can't afford vet care, and that's very sad, but what's going to happen the next time, or the time after that when he needs care? Will you be able to afford it then? I know you didn't plan for this to happen, but do you have a plan for when your dog needs to go to the vet again? All dogs require vet care. Can you continue to care for your dog?

You may have to ask yourself some hard questions, but first you must get help for your dog now.

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RE: Make Litter Box Tending Easier

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

I don't understand. How does the top box not get dirty? My kitty might use stacked boxes, but when she goes the "moisture" definitely reaches the bottom of the box. Poop gets on the side, too, because she likes to balance on the side when she does that. So I still have to clean the box.

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RE: Cheap Doggie Poop Bags

By Abigail A. 11/21/2014

I got my doggie poop bags (for kitty) as an open-box deal on Amazon. If you buy in bulk, you can get the best deals. They throw different colors in a plastic bag, but since it's just for poop disposal, you don't care what colors you get. I got pink, purple, black, dark blue, light blue, and a paw print design. Plus, I got a bonus bag dispenser free.
They came to less than 2 cents per bag.

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RE: Reuse Pictures On Address Labels As Stickers

By Marlynlbl 11/20/2014

I donate them to an elementary teacher, along with the other stickers that often come with the addresses.

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RE: Pen on a Leather Purse

By genevasummit 11/20/2014

Thank you to the one who suggested Spray & Wash!

I soaked a corner of a soft cloth in Spray & Wash and used it to gently rub the blue ink out of my rose-pink leather Coach. Just be careful not to rub too hard or else the layer of color can rub off to expose the brown leather underneath.

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RE: Keeping Garden Flag on Holder

By freedombelle2001 11/20/2014

I use those clips that are for holding papers together, it clamps on and off easily.

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RE: Boyfriend's 18th Birthday Gift Ideas

By gageholmes1 11/20/2014

I have a boyfriend that sounds a lot like yours :) Slightly country but is diverse and gets along with all kinds of people. For his first birthday I got him a pocket knife with his initials carved into it. Surprisingly inexpensive! I got it from PersonalCreations.com I also made him a tie blanket. You could get one with a Penn State logo on it? hope these help!

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RE: Product Review: "The Works" Toilet Bowl Cleaner

By magamini60 11/20/2014

I started a cleaning business while in collage and have do this business for over 20 years plus. Never did I come across any product as "The Works" Toilet Bowl Cleaner" I use to buy the professional cleaning products until last year when a client of mine ask me to try "The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner" I am the only official spokes person in the World that is not getting paid.

Because I have recommended it to the women in my church and every group I know and they have changed to using it. Not only that I even go out of my way to use it as a gift for all my clients and even in the medical offices I clean.

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