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July 6 2007 Cleaning Newsletter

Cleaning Newsletter

Cleaning Newsletter


Good, clean ideas for a good, clean home


By Kathryn Weber, BellaOnline Cleaning Editor





Clean Thoughts        Editor's notes

Featured Product     Febreze Products

Featured Article       Common Sources of Odor In the Home and How to Eliminate the Smell




We are ready to build an ARK.  I live in South Texas and we have had a month of non-stop rain.  It's a good thing though, but I am sympathizing with all the folks in the Northwest part of America....how do they handle all the gloomy weather?  The nice thing is that the temperatures which are normally sizzling about now are on the abnormally low side of high 80's. 


On the plus side, with all the rain, it's given me plenty of time to declutter around the house.  But while I was in the closet cleaning out my old clothes, I kept noticing the smell of cigarette smoke.  I have never smoked in my life, but my grandparents did.  And a chest of drawers from my grandparents is in my closet and although this dresser has been out of their house for over twenty years, it still smells from time to time.  Yes, old items around the house can absorb and give off odors.  So, before you take that antique of Aunt Milly's, give it a sniff test.  It might be smelling because Milly was a smoker or had 32 indoor cats.  If so, think twice. 


Smells in the house are always a mystery...well, sometimes they aren't.  I didn't notice that I had an odor problem in my home (because I work out of it) until I went away for a long weekend and came home to a bad smell.  It was coming from my media room.  I crawled on on all fours convinced that my cat had sneaked in the house and used this room as her personal litter box. Come to find out this room had been flooding from a wall leak for years and I had no idea.  The smell was from water and mold.


Check around your house if you suspect it smells.  You never know what you might find!


Until next time...



Kathryn Weber

Cleaning Editor for Bellaonline




FEATURED PRODUCT:    Febreze Products

The products featured here are ones I use in my own home, that I can personally attest to, and that I L-O-V-E.  I want you to try them, too, because I know you will also enjoy them and they will help you keep a cleaner, more comfortable home.


Febreze Noticeables.  These are the only plug-in air fresheners that I use in my home because they work.  The name "noticeable" is perfect too, because you do, in fact, NOTICE them, unlike many other air fresheners.  Febreze products are wonderful around the home and work like you expect them too -- maybe better.




Common Sources of Odor In the Home and How to Eliminate the Smell

Prospective homebuyers know it and it causes many houses that are for sale to sit on the market for months, even years, at a time. When your home smells bad, itís a bad sign. Why? Itís the first sign that the home isnít clean or in good repair. Read the full article:




Kathryn Weber is the cleaning editor for BellaOnline, Living Space newspaper columnist (Victoria Advocate, Beaches Leader, et al), and publisher of the Red Lotus Letter feng shui E-Zine (www.redlotusletter.com).  Check out her decorating and home advice and articles at Kathryn-Weber.com.


RADIO, TV PRODUCERS & HOSTS: Do you have a radio show and need an entertaining guest?  Kathryn is a popular guest on radio and television shows.  Witty and entertaining, she can talk on a variety of subjects -- from feng shui to cleaning to our aversion to housekeeping. 


NEED CONTENT OR A SPEAKER?  Contact Kathryn for information about speaking opportunities, radio or television interviews, and content.  If you have a need for feng shui, lifestyle, home and garden, or cleaning information or content for your E-zine, website, or publication, Kathryn would be delighted to speak with you.



Kathryn Weber                             

P.O. Box 531, Cuero, Texas  77954                                            

Telephone:  361.676.8800

FAX:  361.277.8391


(C) 2007 Kathryn Weber.  All contents of this newsletter are copyrighted.  All rights reserved.

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