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  1. Deinya Mautz says:

    any suggestions for cat urine? We have removed the carpet and let the wood floors dry. Tried various commercial stuff with and without chemicals to little avail. Need sosmething that can go directly on wood floors.

    • No, sorry – I’ve only ever used vinegar to combat cat urine, but haven’t had it soak into hardwood on me before. I know my husband had a rental unit that had been badly maintained by tenants and there was so much cat urine soaked in that they had to remove flooring, the plywood underneath and the drywall, then paint the entire unit in some kind of metal based paint. I hope your problem isn’t that dire.

    • kate says:

      This happened to us, we realized most of the scent was coming from the base of the wall and painted it with kilts, as for our hardwood, i used vinegar, with orange zest and it worked better than anything commercial we tried. Good luck!

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  3. donna bernhard says:

    Heidi, Incredible gem of a site. Found you by googling ‘how to clean old, antique,dried-out table & saw’vinegar &olive oil…’ Was so impressed, I then googled you. 1st, bless you. 2nd, great site &blog! Turning 60 in Dec & your site takes me back home–middle Tennessee–where I grew up. Now, having been in Seattle for 30 yrs, I love every time each yr I go back to rural, mid Tenn. Nothing tastes better than food you’ve nurtured & nothing beats driving down the road & lifting your hand off the steering wheel to wave at the driver of the approaching car, no matter if you know ’em or not. You know, I figured out long ago that it doesn’t matter if one is in the country outside of NY or Orlando, outside Nashville or Ontario, rural life is the same. Accents may differ but ‘real folk’are real folk. Looking forward to more exploring on your site. Thank you for keeping our important traditions alive. You rock, Heidi. Oh & by the way, I did not marry one of those ‘handy’guys…why I went searching & found your site! Thank you — Donna/Seattle

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