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10 Life-Changing Cleaning & Organizing Tips For People With ADD

10 Life-Changing Cleaning & Organizing Tips For People With ADD
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For pretty much my whole life, I’ve been a huge slob. We’re talking gigantic piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes all over the house, disgusting bathroom, “What is a duster and how do you use it?” levels of slobbery. I have ADD, and I always found it nearly impossible to focus long enough to clean something up, let alone maintain any semblance of organization. A couple years ago, I decided I was tired of my apartment looking like a frat house, so I made a commitment to change my behavior. I read continues on The Frisky

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Tips on how to clean dusty lampshades
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Dear Heloise:

I never realized all the dust that accumulates on the lampshades throughout the house. Ick! Do you have any hints for how to clean these (mostly cloth) lampshades?

Diane T. in Ohio

I do have some hints for these often-neglected areas, which can trap quite a bit of dust. If you have pleated lampshades, you can gently remove the dust by using a makeup brush, clean paintbrush or the dusting-brush attachment on your vacuum.

For a flat lampshade, you also can use a makeup brush or paintbrush, but a lint roller works really well, particularly if you have pets and their hair is on the lampshade.

For either style of lampshade, you also can try using a hair dryer on the “High” setting to blow off the dust. An added Heloise hint: Make cleaning these lampshades part of your regular dusting routine to keep dust to a minimum.


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My old metal garden rake had a wooden handle that became very dry, and splinters were a problem. I was going to use duct tape, but I wanted something better to grip. I had some old bicycle inner tubes. I cut about an 18-inch length of one of the rubber tubes. I dusted the end of the rake handle and slid the tube onto it. It worked so well. I have since used this method on shovels, ax handles and other tools. It’s a great way to preserve the life of…………… continues on Houston Chronicle

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