The Move : Update and Today's Tip (Baby Oil)

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63 in movinghouse

We haven't even moved yet and I'm knackered.

The effects of Mercury Retrograde are becoming apparent, with the settlement delayed to Thursday. But we were able to inspect it today and it was better than I remembered so I'm happy.

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The lounge room waiting for our furniture.

In the meantime, things have rolled around magically in our favor despite first seeming like a drama looming.

So I'm a much calmer person tonight.
I was ropable this morning.

Today's Tip.

I clean as I pack. I figured, take the furniture not the dirt.

One of the things I like to do is "detail" old electronic equipment. Clean it up and make it shiny again.

Like my speaker tower.

This has taken residence in the kitchen for the last 18 months, with my iPod dead and the radio antenna useless, it has collected dust and grime.

It looks very sad and unloved.

Please excuse the cat hair everywhere! There's no escaping it.

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You need...

Cloth (any rag)
Baby Oil (the cheap stuff will do)
Gloves

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Put a little bit of oil (start small, don't go crazy!) on the rag and start wiping.

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Taadaa! Not bad right?

Here's the thing with the baby oil.

I've noticed it works best on really grimy stuff. The shitty tough oil grime from the kitchen ~ baby oil and cloth does wonders.

I also used it on our old tv remote and I swear it looked brand new again.

This tower still needs a total wipe down to take all the oil off. Another rag, soaked in warm water with detergent, to get the tough bits off. Then another round of baby oil to finish the trick.

If I wanted to go all out. Cotton buds with baby oil along the edges.

Have you ever tried cleaning with baby oil? Its a cleaning must have for me, but I personally wouldn't use it for anything else, thus the gloves.

I've got 1 more moving tip for you guys. I'll post that tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure most people know this trick already.

Happy Wednesday!

💗 Arly

PS. Please forgive me if my present and past tense get mixed up. I'm writing this on Tuesday night to post sometime Wednesday.

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Congrats on moving to a new place,I know how fun it is to start over!
when you get all settled in could I trade some steem for one of your
home made logo's?

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63
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Cheers @kellycakes1 . It definitely feels like a brand new start! For sure! Thank you for your patience xxx

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Congrats momi. I have a hard time cleaning furnitures before because I only use soap and water. Baby oil works wonders! I just knew this from you.

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Did you try it @gailbelga? We're you amazed too? First time I did it I was like ~ get the f out.

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I'm dropping a comment here because your post mentioned oil. Few minutes ago, a splash of diesel got into my eyes (I was refilling the boiler's diesel day tank) Can contact with diesel harm my vision? Hehe. God bless, @bearone :)

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ohhh nooo!!! I have no idea!!!
God bless mate! Good luck with your eyes!

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I can still read your comment now, lol, but it still feels itchy. 😭

Have a nice day!

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63
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GO TO A DOCTOR!!!! omg! GO go goooo!

59
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Never tried oil as a cleaning agent before... will def keep it in mind.

Good luck on the shifting. It's creeyyzeeeyhh!!

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63
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Thanks @arrliinn it's super crazy can't wait til it's over!

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Thanks for sharing this informative and helpful post, You are doing great job, Thanks for sharing @bearone

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Good idea with the baby oil you know I've actually used it to oil and lubricate my lawn equipment and tools so it has multiple good uses.

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oooo lubricate lawn equipment. I will keep that in mind, thanks for the tip!

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Lubricate lawn equipment ~

sounds suspiciously like a euphemism!

xox

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I never even thought of baby oil for cleaning. Will have to give it a go as I hate store brought cleaners as Master 10 is allergic to all of them! Thanks for the tip.

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Welcome! Make sure you wipe it off as much as you can after. I don't quite trust it. It dries up my hand so much, so make sure u use gloves xxx

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Will do❤️

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So close to the move now exciting times! Looks like the baby oil really did the trick, I'll have to give it a try, thx for the tip.

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exciting... exhausting.... The exhaustion is killing the excitement lol

Let me know when you do!! Been telling people to use the baby oil and I don't think anyone has actually tried yet lol

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Rather you than me!

Stuff all this spiritual malarkey we are one.

You're on your own girl!

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But seriously ~ happy cleaning ~ we know it makes sense.

And again, courage.

xox

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63
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lolol Ikr I'm looking upon shit creek right now and I can't be bothered even anything lol

Thanks babe. Courage! 💪

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Wow, that does look a lot better. Thanks for the tip and congratulations on moving into your new home! I'll be following for more.

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I'd like to welcome you also to come see more of my artworks @artzanolino

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Thanks for stopping by! I love that piece! I'll make sure to come over when this move is done 😊

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dang who knew baby oil cleans your stuff awesome trick.