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Thread: another money saving tip

  1. #21

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    Great Ideas!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    c2cd2008 great tips! i have been considering buying a steam cleaner for a while so i was wondering how happy are you with yours and what features you like and use and what dont you like? are you happy with your shark brand? or would you buy a different one if you were to buy one now?
    I LOVE the Shark. I first seen it on TV late at night. (I sleep with a TV on for noise becuase my hubby works away from home) I woke up in the middle of the night and there it was on TV. I started watching it and never went back to sleep! LOL I next went online and read a lot of reviews on the Shark and other products as well. Some were good, some were bad, but that was with all brands. Now keep in mind we are all different people with different ideas on what we want it to do. BUT... I got mine and I was so happy! It took almost two months for it to arrive, I was irritated about that but happy the day it arrived. I dropped everything I was doing and played all day long. It is really easy to use and has attachments for just about anything you can think of. I used it for hours and hours. It will last about an hour or a little less on a tank of water. It takes 10-15 minutes to be hot enough to use which I do not think is a huge ordeal some of the reviews were complaining about the time it took to heat up, but to me not a biggie.

    When it is ready you just turn on the hose like you do the vacuum and start to clean! For the floors you use the floor attachment. It come with one cleaning pad and they recomend that you purchase more but I will tell you, it is nothing more than a good towel sewn to wrap around the fixture and has velcro, I made some more! Too easy, I just took a cheap towel from Fred's Dollar store cut to fit, serged it and added some velcro, it works the same as the ones they want you to purchase and I got 4 of them from one $3.00 towel.

    There is a brass attachment that you can use for a lot of stuff. I used it to clean the grill, worked like a charm, you just scrub a little andn wipe and that grill looks like new. I also used the same attachment on the metal things at the door entry's.

    There is a concentrated nose you can use to get into small places, once again works like a charm.

    Now there is a little elbow grease and you have to have towels to wipe up as you go but I feel its well worth it. I have a rag bucket I keep handy and it takes all week to use them all up. I just wash in the washer at the end of the week and hang out to dry and the cost to do that is less than what it cost to purchase cleaners.

    You cant go wrong. Now some who have other brands may tell you theirs is better, I wold not know. But I wished I had gotten mine years earlier! Its my best friend during the day. We had a stain in the carpet and nothing would take it up, we did apply a little degreaser to it, steamed away at it for a couple of minutes and wiped at it, repeated a couple of times and the carpet is perfect again!

    I have used this thing to clean windows, the car, you name it!

    I totally endorse it!

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    I dont sweep floors anymore either, I use the attachment on my vacuum cleaner, have for years. I have tile and no matter how much I sweep
    I still find dust and stuff when I am done. I even use the attachment to vacuum my walls. Mine has a soft edge so I use it to dust with and it makes the heavy duty duting easier when its time because you do not have build-up.

    And you are right, when you use a steamer, you will be sick at the stuff you see come up. Where I found the most ick was on the doors. I always wiped mine down and felt they were clean, that was until I got the shark, OMG the stuff that rolled off the doors, and I am talking INSIDE doors made me sick! LOL Same with grout. I ended up on my hands and knees cleaning the grout now its under control but you never really know what is in your house. Get those baseboards too!

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    I also would like to know what a thermal printer is. I make a lot of quilts with pictures. Could I print pictures with a thermal printer? The ink is so expensive when I am printing lots of pictures, I would love to find another, less expensive way of doing this. Thanks

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    I also would like to know what a thermal printer is. I make a lot of quilts with pictures. Could I print pictures with a thermal printer? The ink is so expensive when I am printing lots of pictures, I would love to find another, less expensive way of doing this. Thanks
    You can not use a thermal printer for your quilting photo's. Thermal printers are only black and white. How they work is the paper is heat activated.

    For printing on fabric I use my Kodak all in one printer. Color cartidges are only $14.95 for color and $9.99 for black and last longer than the ones I used to use in my HP printer. The HP printer is really good for pictures as the colors print better than any other printer I have tried to print photo's on as well. I purchased mine at best buy but you can get them online and at Wal Mart too. I like to get mine at Best buy because everytime I purchase its either 2 or 3 things of ink I get a free ream of premium Kodak paper with my members rewards card plus I get points.

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    Thanks for the info. I use a Canon printer and it does beautiful pictures on fabric, but the ink is over $60.00. I've never checked with Best Buy for ink, so I will check them out before I buy again. Thanks again.

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    Its only the Kodak ink that is that cheap. If you are looking for cheaper ink you can go to www.clickinks.com and see if they carry your brand to help you save some money.

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    Thanks for all your advice re the steam cleaners MCH and C2CD2008 i am going to bookmark this and as soon as i can afford it i am going to get one!
    I already use the cloths and you are so right they are so great and i use them in the house and to wipe over the car once they have been washed. Windows come up sparkling too. i cant wait to get the steam cleaner so everything can sparkle..maybe even my teenage sons..hehehehe

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    When you guys refer to miracle cloths, are you talking about the micro fiber or chamois miracle cloth?
    Jo

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    Quote Originally Posted by joannl
    When you guys refer to miracle cloths, are you talking about the micro fiber or chamois miracle cloth?
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    I am talking Microfibre and i buy mine from the car section at K-Mart.

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