Great solution and I'm glad it works for you. I cannot have most
houseplants because of mold in the soil. Yes, I have medical
documentation of this so it is not my opinion just so the trolls know.
The pollen collecting on the windows would be a huge concern for me
given my extensive allergies. Anyway, this solution would not work for
me. Vacuuming is done here 3 - 4 times or more a week out of necessity.
I simply could not tolerate dusty conditions for personal and health
reasons. The thing is, we each have to customize our home environment
to meet our needs. While your solution works for you, it certainly will
not work for everyone!
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 04:04:10 GMT, "Dr. Rastis Fafoofnik"
Make me wonder if there is a equilibrium point somewhere. The air
where I live is quite clean and the inside of the house is no dustier
than the outside. If I vacuum more often it gets just as dusty as the
outside air soon.
One more frugal habit. I do simple and minimal cooking. All food is
contained in one pot. The moment it is boiled it is off the cooktop
and ready to eat. No frying or long cooktimes. Therefore practically
no cooking odors in the house or carpet. No oily film deposit.
Vacuuming often here is a must. Our vacuum has a hepa filter so that
really helps. The only time I notice extra dust is after we have had a
houseful of company. Perhaps your vacuum is emitting dusty air back out
into your indoor environment?
IMO, and this is just me, your method would get rather boring after
awhile. I love cooking and home preserving. A lot of cooking goes on
here including frying and longer cooktimes depending on the food. I
generally steam rather than boil vegetables. We also use the outdoor
barbeque year round and the indoor JenAir barbeque occasionally. I'm in
the experimenting mood so have been using ingredients I normally
wouldn't have used when our kids were young due to expense or special
time extensive cooking methods as well as foods that require an adult
palette. In other words, I'm experimenting on the gourmet side of
cooking and so far loving it! So two frugal hints for those who do a
lot of cooking or even cook more than you do. Minimize odours by using
exhaust fans. An open bowl of vinegar will remove cooking odours. A
solution of ammonia and water will take care of any cooking film. Both
vinegar and ammonia are cheap and environmentally friendly. Again, your
solution works for you but
Don't bother replying - the osha rules apply to anhydrous ammonia used
in refrigeration, not household ammonia, which is massively diluted in
water. Since the Rastis is on an ad hom personal attack streak, back
it goes into the KF.
Isn't that what happened to those dainty Victorian lady types? They
would faint at the slightest provocation. Every polite lady then
had a small bottle of ammonia in her purse to stick under the
faintee's nose to bring her back to her senses. I remember coming
across such a botttle when I was a kid and taking a sniff. All it did
was make pretty ugly faces. Rastis probably too one too many whiffs,
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