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Janis talks traveling off the beaten path with Jennine Cohen of GeoX Adventure Tours (geoex.com).
Janis talks with independent insurance agent Bill Weber about how to find the right coverage and plan for the future.
Janis talks with Sharla Mortimer of Mortimer Family Farms in Dewey about farm life, her expanding business and work to spread the word about family farming.
Janis talks with Prescott Chief of Police Deborah Black about coming into a new job, her successful career and balancing with family.
Hypnotherapist Elaine Kissel PhD talks with Janis about using our hidden mental powers to heal ourselves and her new book, The Mind Is Willing. www.ElaineKissel.com
Janis talks with Donna Werking, Social Media and Digital Marketing specialist, about launching her new business, NorthernAZsocial.com.
Janis chats with Prescot CIty Councilwoman Jean Wilcox about her experiences and challenges on Council.
Jennifer Roseman talks with Janis about her special blend of massage, acupuncture, sound therapy and yoga and her new business, Breath of Life Acupuncture and Wellness.
Janis talks with Jocelyn Bouchard, the new Executive Director of the Yavapai Humane Society, about the Society’s programs and her own hopes and challenges in her new position of leadership.
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My husband convinced me that we had done everything possible in New York and it was time to relocate to a smaller, quieter, stress-free town, close to nature and California (where his family lived).
So, we flew to Arizona, checked out a number of cities and finally got to Prescott. The minute I saw the Courthouse Square Read More >>
By Lindsey Buttler
Cleaning. Not really something many people look forward to doing but we all like the results that come from it. I have been cleaning professionally for 11 years and in that time I’ve learned a few tricks that really help make cleaning a little easier.
Cleaning is just basic chemistry. Now, most of the time we are trying to clean an oil out of something, and to get rid of an oil we need a base that will bind with that oil to carry it away. Most of the time that base is just soap, an abrasive cleanser or really anything that we would refer to as a degreaser. So grease from foods, body oils that get on our clothes, and even that nasty soap scum in the shower basin all need a base or degreaser to clean them up.
On the other side, acids are really good at getting rid of hard water deposits. We see those as the ring in the toilet, around faucets and handles and especially on shower walls. So a good acid, like vinegar can dissolve those but you still may need some patience and elbow grease.
Acids and Bases can be very powerful cleansers. That doesn’t mean if you put them together you will get a super cleanser. They will neutralize each other making them useless. So instead of mixing vinegar in every homemade cleaning solution, use the pure ingredients. They will be much more powerful and you won’t end up with a bottle of goop.
Here are a few of my favorite tips:
- Instead of using carpet spot cleaner use rubbing alcohol. It will get the spot out without leaving a residue that will attract more dirt later.
- Use a razor blade to scrape hard water spots off of any stone counter top, tile or glass, but when scraping glass be very careful. Glass scratches very easily.
- Vinegar is very useful at getting hard water spots off of basically everything but test what you are using it on. Natural stones like marble will etch with any acid.
- Clean the grease off the tops of cabinets with a non-scratching abrasive cleanser. If it is a powder cleanser just make a paste or if it’s really greasy just put it on dry and rub it till it balls up and has absorbed the grease.
- To dust corners or delicate things use a paintbrush.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be hard. Just think about what you are trying to clean up and what the surface you are cleaning it off of is. A little planning can make the job much easier in the long run.