Handy tips

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  1. Cobweb

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    Hi

    I have been struggling with moldy upholstery and smelly pillowcases which had been stored on board our sailboat for the last 7 months . Everything was washed prior to lay up and stored in plastic bags . The summer here in Florida had been very hot and very wet which explains why things were not as fresh as expected .
    I was all for buying new bedding but after googling there was just one more thing to try which was to soak the pillowcases overnight in mixture of a cupfull of white vinegar and washing up liquid and wash on the hot cycle next day .
    Miracle ! It works like magic ! I even washed husbands smelly old hat using the same method ! The hat was very similar to what Humphrey Bogart wore in the African Queen and almost as old ! His favourite if course ! The upholstery was another task and buying new was not an option so another tip was to sponge rubbing alcohol onto the mold to kill it after brushing it with a stiff brush and vacuuming . After dry it in the sun and sponge afterwards with water and washing up liquid and dry with an absorbent cloth . Again a result....all mold gone ! You should wear a mask when brushing the mold and when allaying the rubbing alcohol . I know I might be teaching grandmothers to suck eggs but I thought this might be if some interest for motorhomers as well .
     
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    Great tip thanks
     
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    Thanks - could come in very handy.
     
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    Will be usefull for Swift owners I'm sure :LOL: Known as Surgical Spirit or Isoprpyl Alcohol this side of the pond.
     
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  5. TheBig1

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    white vinegar has a thousand uses around the home, motorhome or boat

    use it to descale water systems and boilers too
     
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    white vinegar has a thousand uses around the home, motorhome or boat

    use it to descale water systems and boilers too
     
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    server is being weird tonight
     
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    and again
     
  9. richr

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    You can make your own window cleaner with this and mix with distilled water ratio up to 50/50 :)
     
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    Vinegar was the only thing that finally removed the discolouration of our kitchen floor tile grout. Been using it a lot now.
     
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