I got a great call from Magnolia
Texas just this morning and I wanted to share it with you. A sweet
reader called me and was not happy with some birds that were nesting
above her front door porch and ruining her paint and making such a
mess. She would clean every few days, but it always was a chore and
she was desperate for a product that would keep the birds away short
of a pellet gun. We talked about
Bye Bye Birdie and how this
caulk will keep those birds from lighting and nesting over her front
door. Then she told me that she reads the article every week and
said “you just know how to do everything and my husband and I just
can’t do all those jobs like you do, but we do think that we can
operate a caulking gun if that will get rid of those birds!”. I
laughed, she laughed. But this is what the article is all about.
Encouraging you to try to start doing small jobs around the house and
when you tackle one job and it all works out- I just might be able to
talk you into doing the next one saving yourself some money each
time. Everything is really easy once you know how to do it and you
have the right product! If you are lucky you will be having company
come to your house before long, and those little projects that you
have been putting off all year will need to be done. So email me, I
will tell you how to get it done, and then you can tell everyone that
you did it, they will be amazed and with your encouragement they
might try a little DIY job too. God Bless your week!
Now to the email…..
Question: Last week you talked about
a mouse repellent but I lost the article, and I was wondering if you
can use the repellent outside?
Answer: The Mouse Repellent is called
ShakeAway Mouse Repellent. Genius right? It really isn’t
made for the outside, because it is really can’t handle the outside
ShakeAway does make a Rodent Repellent
and that is for the outside. It is still the same formula of organic
ingredients just 50% stronger.
Question: Do you recommend Quick
to bring back dark wood floors? My floors have a lot of
little scratches and I was wondering if the
Quick Shine would
eliminate the scratches?
Answer: Quick Shine is great
for wood floors, whether they are light wood or dark wood floors.
Quick Shine will hid a multitude of sins on the floor and
gives you a super shine. Apply the
Quick Shine with a dry
Swiffer and let dry. I applied 5 coats to my old floor and it really
looked like I had the floor refinished.
Quick Shine comes in
a quart squeeze bottle and a gallon size. Remember
is not a wax it is a polymer finish and never has to be stripped off.
If your floors are not as shiny as they used to be, just add another
Quick Shine. It never yellows or builds up.
Question: I have a couple of sinks
that have a discoloration around the drain. I was wondering if there
is anything that I could apply to the drain to cover that up.
Answer: There is a product called
Sinktastic and is a drain cover and stopper. It will cover up
the damage and also be a great stopper for your sink. It fits most
all drains and comes in 3 colors, black, stainless, and white.
Question: Fruit flies have inundated
my kitchen. What can I do to get rid of them? I have a disposal and
my son has guinea pigs in his bedroom that is on the other side of
the house. Would that have anything to do with them in my kitchen?
Answer: If the fruit flies are just in
the kitchen then I would say the problem is in the kitchen. Use a
Pantry Pest. It’s a trap with a attractant
in it and will last for 30 days. There are 2 in the package.