Monday, March 16, 2009

scientific breakthroughs


were made in my living room last nite.

baby wipes on microfiber couch = miracle.

we were trying to clean it with water, which just made stains worse. the water saturated the fabric too much, and left huge water rings, but the BABY WIPES! a little scrubbing, and the couch looks brand freaking new.

also - every sunday on oxygen - america's next top model marathons. all day long. is anyone else taking advantage of this wonderous happening?

14 comments:

Jessie said...

Baby wipes also work wonders on pretty white wool coats from J.Crew (and probably any where else, too). I was honestly getting ready to cut the sleeves into a 3/4 length, but the dear manager at the store handed me a wipe and the spot came out immediately!

Jessica Marie said...

america's next top model totally sucks me in... i try to stay away from it as much as possible. lol

Laura said...

You're a life saver. Thanks so much for the baby wipe tip. I have a cream colored sofa and 3 cats- I certainly need all the help I can get!

my favorite and my best said...

baby wipes + microfiber cloth= streak free flat screen.
ANTM marathons = pure bliss

lucitebox said...

People who deal in vintage clothing and have seen the horrors of a bad dry cleaning job know that baby wipes can often be the very best remedy for stains that would otherwise seem completely daunting. (Wow. That's a long, awkward sentence.)

I am an ANTM junkie! I host viewings on Wednesday with pizza and wine. My favorite quote on the first show of this season was one of Tyra's brilliant remarks. "OBJECTS that are further away from the camera appear to be smaller than those closer to the camera." The OBJECT was the model's HEAD.

And, d'uh. It's not just a rule of photography, Tyra. The act of seeing is just like that in real life, too!

And what about Jay Manuel's insane Skeletor bicycling suit?! Gah! I love the show, too!

DawnMarie said...

Thanks for the tip. I need to get some. No babies here however there are enough stains from hubby and the two cats to make you think there are a few toddlers roaming around.

Grover said...

Thanks so much for the baby wipe tip. (and thanks to Lucitebox) I have a vintage shop and first thing tomorrow I'm off to grab a box. : )

*moggit girls said...

Brills! I have 2 couches and two chairs with this incredibly-hard-to-clean fabric and this info made my morning! (I also heard these are wonderful for taking make-up off?)

Love ANTM btw - a fab induldence. :) Seriously, where on else where you find a girl who gets on a tv show and KNOWS from previous shows that there will most certainly be haircut makeovers -- and CRIES when they try to cut her hair? WTF?!)

Joy (& Janet)

Tamstyles said...

your blog is just great!

Anonymous said...

Howdy folks. A word about wipes! Having a home with babies (yes "S") AND white carpet/upholstry/walls.... I completely agree--they're a miracle! Try 'em on carpet spots!!! Heaven....
As time goes by, we learn a thing or two. What I've learned about the wipes is this:

1. Use unscented. Trust.
2. Don't buy any that contain moisturizers--I used it on a wall and it left a ghost of a mark.

Pick one that indicates it's intended for sensitive skin. They won't contain anything that'll leave a ghost after the wet spot dries, and it won't be smelly either.

They're really like magic. Esp on the carpets. It seems as if the resolve or other carpet cleaners "attract" more dirt to the whole area I was trying clean! Not so the wipes. And you can scrub as hard as you want.

SOUL PRETTY said...

...wow...thanks...my micro fiber couch looks like s#$t! Can't wait to try this...AMT, that's Mini's thing...I turn past that channel quickly...if she gets sight of it, it will be on all day...

Kwana said...

Good to know. Thanks!

Petunia Face said...

Ipods, cars, airline travel, the cotton gin--pshaaahw! My favorite invention of the last bajillion years is the baby wipe. So so happy I live in modern day baby wipe era!

s. said...

Baby wipes: Will Smith swears by them as a toilet paper replacement, too. Yes, for adults... Go into a house of any single gay guy in downtown Los Angeles and you'll find a box on the back of his toilet: trust.

 

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