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Photo shows how to build compartments to organize cleaning equipment and supplies.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 54

Tip suggests cutting the handle from a plastic milk jug and gluing it to a scouring pad to make a heavy-duty scrubber.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1998 (v.88#8) pg. 11

Cleanser tips for cleaning copper, brass, acrylic, porcelain, ceramic, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1987 (v.10#12) pg. 14

Tips: Use white vinegar to clean ceramic tile, appliance interiors, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 152

Hydrogen peroxide is a cheap alternative for over-the-counter lime removers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #290 Jul-Aug 1988 (v.38#6) pg. 96

Cedar wood shavings make an ideal cleaner for chrome, paint, varnish or glass.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 15

A thrum duster. Turn 6"-8" lengths of yarn into a duster that uses a wire clothes hanger for the handle.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 8

Tip: How to make tote boxes to hold cleaning supplies for various jobs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 11

Santa and Fairy dusters are made from felt and nylon netting.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1981 (v.26#4) pg. 88, 128

Tip: Use a water/vinegar solution to clean faucets and acrylic bathroom fixtures.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 144

Uses for dry corncobs. Includes clothes brush, pot & grill scrubber, seed-starter pots, lawn darts, tool handle, and tobacco pipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 10

Tip: Keep string mops soft and plyable by soaking in water and fabric softener.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #111 May-Jun 1988 pg. 16

Tip: Use toothpaste to clean bathroom sink and tub.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #111 May-Jun 1988 pg. 18

Tip: Use rubbing alcohol to clean appliances, stainless steel, ceramic tile, glass, etc.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #111 May-Jun 1988 pg. 18

Tip on using cotton gloves to polish chrome or clean irregular surfaces.
MOTORCYCLIST #1113 Jan 1990 pg. 76

Make a washable "bride doll" duster.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1985 (v.8#3) pg. 14, 34, 44

Formulas for homemade cleaners. Includes (1) glass and window cleaner, (2) metal polish, (3) multipurpose cleaner, and (4) wall cleaner.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1982 (v.29#4) pg. 78

Tote rack for carrying cleaning supplies and a roll of paper towel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1978 (v.149#4) pg. 112

Tip: Use dry cement to cleanup motor oil spills or drippings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1981 (v.155#6) pg. 24

The right way to choose and use solvents.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1982 (v.158#5) pg. 116

Crocheted cobweb fighter to slip onto the end of a broom handle.
WORKBASKET Oct 1987 (v.53#1) pg. 54

Formula for making your own sweeping compound from sawdust and paraffin oil.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1979 (v.35#3) pg. 9