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Date: 7/23/13 2:50 PM

So the DH eats in his office and I really don't clean in there. And he LOVES raisins on his granola and, well, doesn't always notice coffee spills, crumbs or actual raisins falling. Consequently the floor was getting pretty nasty and there were black gunky splotches that i really hope were old raisins and when I went to clean it today, they were hard to remove.

I didn't have a scraping tool handy, so looked around to see what would work. Since he is a computer guy there are a lot of unused cd's kicking around and the edge of the cd worked extremely well for scraping this gunk off. Firm enough to scrape well but soft enough to not damage the laminate flooring.

Hope this idea will come in handy for other cleaning tasks!

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Date: 7/23/13 3:42 PM

Hmm, good idea.

I also use old, discarded CDs as pattern weights. It's very fast, just toss them out over the pattern as needed. Sometimes near the corners I stack them 2 deep if a bit more weight/firmness is needed.

Now I wish I had saved all those old AOL CDs that seemed to be mailed out fairly often.

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Date: 7/23/13 3:42 PM

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Date: 7/23/13 5:06 PM

Beats using a credit card.

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Date: 7/23/13 8:28 PM

Cool! And I'd bet you could also use them as food scrapers.

Me, I use mine on the apple trees--to keep the deer away.

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Subject: New housekeeping notion. Date: 7/24/13 10:47 AM

Some other ideas would be plate/place mat and coaster.

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Date: 7/24/13 10:52 AM

LOL I just made an eye appointment for my DH, in hopes that it will help him with the 'unseen' spots and stains that are under his nose! The cd is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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Date: 7/24/13 2:26 PM

Kensington - eye appt for my DH as well!

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Date: 7/25/13 3:00 AM

Good idea! I keep a spare potato peeler for degunging the bottom of doors where fluff collects, but I think this cd idea will work better for that too.

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Date: 7/25/13 8:04 PM

Old plastic gift cards - the credit card sized ones - work well as windshield scrapers if you happen to be without a regular scraper.

They are also good for smoothing out contact paper applications (from using clear contact paper to cover paperbacks for my sons' school).

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