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Last Post 27-02-2013 1:04 PM by  SharonL
cleaning .... what a nightmare !
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25-02-2013 4:52 AM
    I know its a nightmare for all us bird lovers when it comes to keeping our homes clean and smelling nice without the use of airfreshners etc etc . I refuse to use any product other than bleach for the toilet and a surface spray for the kitchen sides , OK I probably dont have a house that smells of lavender but I know I am not poisoning the birds so that good enough for me . What I do use is a steam mop and its well worth the money I paid for it.
    This mop steams everything from hard floors to carpets , sofas, the oven, the windows, walls and even the cages . No added liquids just plain water and steam . Safe cleaning for my feathered friends .
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    25-02-2013 5:16 AM
    Seconded, I love my steam mop, and am about to buy a hand held steamer for cages, shower etc., it's been an expensive week with an emergency trip to the vet and then the Dyson dying the day after, so maybe next week, after payday.....
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    25-02-2013 6:51 AM
    Just get a new motor for the Dyson Sharon. I can change 'em blindfolded now! Or is it the rechargeable one???
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    25-02-2013 6:59 AM

    Just got a handheld steamer last week from home bargains for £14...absolutly brilliant and this little thing has a lot of little tools with it like a little brush to click on - perfect for cages and stands

    Treat Animals like Humans - with R E S P E C T !!!
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    25-02-2013 7:09 AM
    Oh no ! I don't envy you, even the mention of a vet clears my bank balance .... talking of which my pooch has his annual jabs this afternoon lol hope whoever it was who needed urgent treatment is ok now
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    25-02-2013 1:10 PM
    Posted By themadhouse on 25-02-2013 04:52 AM
      OK I probably dont have a house that smells of lavender but I know I am not poisoning the birds so that good enough for me .  Safe cleaning for my feathered friends .
    I agree too. But surely there's no reason why it couldn't smell of lavender. A few drops of natural lavendar oil in the water surely can't hurt?

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    25-02-2013 2:14 PM
    Vanilla mmmm yummy now there's a thought
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    25-02-2013 2:22 PM
    Hi,
    Could not agree more, cleaning is a nightmare, steamers make it bearable, just.
    I pick and bunch herbs from the garden (checking with my 'good' list) and hang them in the kitchen, they look nice, make the house smell wonderful and Dave, our B & G loves to eat them!!
    Win Win for me, and Dave gets to act like a macaw for a short while hanging from the pan hanger, screaming whilst trying to eat his chosen sprig, great fun to watch.
    He is only 10 months and still at the clumsy stage, sooo funny,bless.
    My Daughter brought me a sampler for Christmas that said it all for me, 'a house is made of brick and tile, a home is made with love and a smile', you obviously love your birds and I am sure they appreciate that more than any smell.
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    25-02-2013 10:25 PM
    Try this link

    http://www.theyummylife.com/Natural_Room_Scents

    I have had a go with this and set a pot on the woodburner to help freshen the place after cooking. Very good they are too!
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    27-02-2013 10:36 AM

    Thanks Sharon,

    The link is really good, we have a multi fuel burner so we will be trying some of their ideas.

    Thanks

    Deb

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    27-02-2013 11:16 AM
    Gorgeous ideas, might have to put a couple of those on radiators, just love the scents of cinnamon and ginger
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    27-02-2013 1:04 PM
    I thought it was a real find
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