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How to Clean Practically Anything

Yes, housework can be a chore

everyone enjoys a clean and orderly home

the best way to do the maximum amount
of work, without becoming overwhelmed

is to perform it in a systematic fashion

blot the stain, wipe away any residue

try these to ensure results
reward your efforts:

be sure to remove any hooks or weights

don't overload the machine, and remember

fabric becomes much heavier when wet

protect from strong sunlight
and abrasive objects

warning: damages may not be covered

try a product that claims to hide
surface scratches

if the marks have darkened
use a sharp knife

if the burn is deep use filler
smoothing it to match the surface

work carefully to avoid
damaging the paint

this coating should last for years

Jennifer O'Grady

Southwest Review

Volume 96, Number 1

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