Being back home after our speedy trip to Fresno, we are thankful for the safe trip and time spent with family. We drove through a lot of smoke, some so thick it totally blocked out the sun and you couldn’t stand to be outside the truck without coughing and eyes watering. I don’t know how the firefighters do it hour after hour, day after day and in many cases in over 100 degree temperatures. Our hearts and prayers go out for their safety. They are true heros.
“These Are A Few of My Favorite Things!” Through the years, I have found some products that have become some of my favorite things and do the job as they promise. We all have purchased products that make claims to do exactly what we buy them to do, only to get them home and find they really don’t work all that well! I have found these to be real space savers as they work for a multitude of things so I have 3 items to store rather than 10 different ones to do 10 different things! We all are looking for easy and ways to save space in our RV’s and these have proved to be winners over the years. Here are 3 of my “go to’s”
FOLEX ® This is an amazing carpet stain remover. Just saturate the spot and rub it in with your finger tips and blot with a rag or paper towel. It also works on upholstery and is non-toxic. Also works on clothes although I haven’t tried it. Here is a fact sheet on Folex. http://www.folexcompany.com/folex-facts/
GOOP® Hand Cleaner Not only for dirty hands! Works great for stains on washable clothes. I have used this product for many years on hard to remove stains. Directions say to let sit for an hour before washing but if the stain is a stubborn one I have found that leaving it on for 24 hours usually gets the stain out. Also claims it works on carpet and upholstery but I haven’t tried it.They even have one formulated for long haired dogs. It is non-toxic and biodegradable. http://goophandcleaner.com/original-goop/
And probably my favorite White Vinegar. There isn’t much I don’t use it for. From washing fruit and vegetables to keeping the drains clean and using it in the washer to make sure the detergent has been removed from clothes to disinfecting counter tops and cutting boards, the list goes on and on. I have seen advertised an extra strength white vinegar for cleaning but I have not seen it in stores. Here is a mega list of things vinegar can be used for.
New Product: Microwave Rice Cooker Easy to use…BPA free…includes locking lid, measuring cup and paddle. Cooks up to 6 cups of rice. Check it out here https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=145. While it is not collapsible it takes up very little space. We have had great feedback on this item. And it sure helps keep the kitchen cool when cooking in the heat.
Trips, Places To See, Things To Do
I can’t believe it is already after the first of August and on our quick trip to California last week, we saw some leaves already turning and have also seen it starting since we have been back in the Seattle area. I don’t know about you, but I am not ready for fall! While I love the beautiful colors, I know that winter is on it’s way. Having been born and raised in Montana that meant snow and cold were right around the corner and not something I enjoyed once I was no longer a kid! Here are some photos of some breathtaking fall foliage photos. And no matter where you are when they start to turn, I’m sure you too can find some amazing ones. Please let us know if you have any favorites or travel tips to share. I also posted a list of the 10 best on the Facebook group page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/291056790996931/
TIps from you, our customers: Use plastic baskets in the refrigerator to store small things and keep them from rolling around. Also use them in the freezer to keep things from falling out when you open the door. (Sadly there was no name on this tip so I don’t know who to give credit to). Great ideas.
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