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Why the Friggity Frig <GLARES> didn't anyone, not one of you, think

(754 Posts)
Honeydragon Mon 27-Feb-12 12:22:20

to tell me what a piece of piss Chicken and Sweetcorn soup is to make! It takes 5 minutes and costs fuck all. I have being buying this stuff you know? With ACTUAL money.

One idle google and 10 minutes later dd and I have a pan full for lunch, it's lovely.

It was bad enough finding out about cleaning washing machines, and Veet to unclog hairy plug holes.... and now you failed to tell me this angry

Well you horrible lot, what else have you being holding out on, and keeping from me?????

coughingbean Sat 12-Jan-13 19:45:02

jesus, too mush wine

coughingbean Sat 12-Jan-13 19:44:07


boschy Thu 20-Sep-12 12:49:12

OK a bit late here... and am I the only one who actually finds removing the hairs from the plug'ole weirdly satisfying??

My top motoring tip: did you know there is a little switch on top of your windscreen wiper control thingy which actually CHANGES THE SPEED at which the wipers move? We've had our car for 10 years and I only found this out the other day blush. DH and the kids think it is hysterical that I never knew grin

sashh Mon 27-Aug-12 09:33:34

It takes 5 minutes and costs fuck all

Ha Ha I knew this (I used to share a flat with a chinese guy)

ScoopThePoop Sun 15-Apr-12 11:28:57

Honey I did do that in the past. My dryer is in an outhouse(!) and I'm a bit lazy at going back and forth.

Time to get unlazy methinks!

Honeydragon Sun 15-Apr-12 10:34:11

Some people me settle on a compromise and stick them on the line and then do 15 minutes in the dryer.

ScoopThePoop Sun 15-Apr-12 10:26:56

Ha, ha Stealth - I'm fed up sandpapering my hands (and other parts) though.

StealthPolarBear Sun 15-Apr-12 10:19:48

embrace the crispiness. I like crunchy towels best.

ScoopThePoop Sun 15-Apr-12 10:18:20

Ok, so no takers on my towel quandry?

ScoopThePoop Fri 13-Apr-12 17:48:39

New to MN and have spent two days reading this thread.
What a laugh - avoided sex links as they sound too harrowing (thanks peeps).

Far too much time given over to oven cleaning methinks!

My question for you domestic queens is, how do you get soft towels?
I can't afford to run the tumble dryer and fabric conditioner ain't doing it.
It's like drying yourself on a piece a piece of cardboard confused.

Tigerstripes Thu 12-Apr-12 14:30:09

Loved this thread. Cleaned my oven with a wet DW tablet soaked tea towel. Then squeezed a banana and it opened (!) but decided didn't fancy eating it from the arse end. Also loved all the tortoise/fridge cleaning/weird porn shenanigans!

ovaltine Mon 02-Apr-12 16:55:54

i got a mobile oven cleaning man round last week. Bloody marvelous.

Jackin Mon 02-Apr-12 16:12:04

wow! finally got to the end. I am jealous of your amazing knowledge. envy

tantrumsandballoons Sun 25-Mar-12 12:12:47

Mobile oven cleaner man- google your area, it will change your life forever wink

theonlyhb2 Sat 24-Mar-12 21:25:17

hang on. I can put bleach in my washing machine to whiten my whites?! How does this work? I am so using the dishwasher tab tip too. I need to get someone to clean our oven. I turn it on smoke alarm goes off.

whackamole Tue 13-Mar-12 16:29:47

I'm glad you came back to report on the oven tantrums. I've been lurking specifically for that. My oven is at the Towering Inferno stage of smoking so sadly I either need to clean it or get someone to clean it.

I did run a maintenance wash, have bought some bio powder as recommended and will put some Veet down my hairy plughole the second I remember when I am upstairs.

tantrumsandballoons Mon 12-Mar-12 09:14:23

You should definitely look into mobile oven cleaners, I hate cleaning oven and used to wait until black smoke came out of it before flinging chemicals at it and hoping it just melted the dirt off until I discovered a couple of weeks ago that you can actually pay someone £30, run out of the door to work and come back to an oven so clean you don't even want to use it!!

I am now a firm believer in outsourcing all the horrible, boring cleaning jobs I don't want to do.

However, if anyone asks, especially MIL I am superwoman and do it all myself winkwink

GrimmaTheNome Mon 12-Mar-12 08:30:12

>Can you hire a cleaner just to do the shitty bits of cleaning?
Of course you can. You can get someone in periodically to do a 'spring clean' and specify what you want doing. Not tried it myself, just read the leaflets so don't know how much it costs.

Shoutymomma Sun 11-Mar-12 19:18:14

Can you hire a cleaner just to do the shitty bits of cleaning? I don't mind running the Hoover round, cleaning the odd mirror, etc, but cleaning ovens, windows, etc can suck my sweaty arse crack.

And how do you clean PVC window frames properly without ragging all the sealant off?

If housework were a person, I'd kick it in the fork of its trousers.

bronze Sun 11-Mar-12 17:32:40

will come back lter an rea the other 3 million pages once i have ordered some veet a dossil an found the wd40

Shoutymomma Sun 11-Mar-12 17:24:57

Wine removes all household chores (from my mind).

LionslipperPyreMaker Fri 09-Mar-12 22:27:19

Ah thanks, Garlic. I did it in the end, but it didn't make any difference I don't think... Didn't do any harm though.

CuttedUpPear Fri 09-Mar-12 22:08:38

Grimma no I haven't tried it with no balls (ahem) as I too afraid of what I will find out...

garlicbutter Fri 09-Mar-12 12:21:40

Lion - dishwasher tabs contain bleach and soda, the two old-fashioned answers to white linen! The other bits of the tablet are things like salt, optical brightener and conditioner, so they won't harm your laundry.

I've done it but mostly put bleach in my wash when the sheets look tawdry. It does wear them out over time, though, as I imagine the dishwasher tabs would too.

If you desperately need to dishwash when you've run out of tabs, you can use HALF a laundry tablet - half because they foam too much for the dishwasher. Cutting the buggers is quite hard, though.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 09-Mar-12 12:20:38

>Laundry balls are working well for me...I think?
I bought them after reading about them on MN so they must be ok...right?

Have you tried exactly the same condition but with no balls?

This morning I did a hot dishwasher run. For some mysterious reason the tablet remained intact... but the dishes were clean and sparkling. Hot agitated water evidently sufficed( for everything except my teastained mug which obviously needs the bleach in the tabs.)

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