Ques­tions from the au­di­ence

Cecil Whig - - & & -

Q: What is the best in­ex­pen­sive dou­ble stroller that you rec­om­mended in a re­cent column?

A: My pick for the best in­ex­pen­sive dou­ble stroller is the Graco RoomFor2 Click Con­nect stand and ride stroller (about $140). It ac­com­mo­dates an older child, who can ei­ther sit or stand at the back, plus a baby/ tod­dler in the front. For two ba­bies, I rec­om­mend the Delta Chil­dren City Street sideby-side stroller (about $60).

Q: Sure do love my Shark Sonic Duo floor scrub­ber ma­chine. But re­fills for the clean­ing liq­uid are crazy ex­pen­sive. Do you have a recipe to make our own cleaner that will clean my hard­wood floors as beau­ti­fully and not harm the ma­chine?

A: 1 part 91 per­cent rub­bing al­co­hol, 4 parts dis­tilled wa­ter plus a few drops of blue Dawn. Mix to­gether. I use this straight in the Shark Sonic Duo scrub­ber; no fur­ther di­lu­tion re­quired. Iso­propyl (rub­bing) al­co­hol is a fab­u­lous cleaner, plus it helps this cleaner to dry quickly with no rins­ing re­quired. Re­mem­ber to never use vine­gar on hard­wood, lam­i­nate or gran­ite. It is an acid and, over time, would dam­age the fin­ish (or sealer, in the case of gran­ite).

Q: I read about how to fu­mi­gate a space that reeks of to­bacco, but now I can’t find it.

A: Do a Google search for my ar­ti­cle ti­tled “Best Room Hu­mid­i­fier for DIY Fu­mi­ga­tion.” You are go­ing to need a Honey­well HCM-350 germfree cool mist hu­mid­i­fier (the best in­ex­pen­sive hu­mid­i­fier that meets the need for this op­er­a­tion), as well as a sup­ply of Nok-Out odor elim­i­na­tor (which can be pur­chased for 10 per­cent off with the coupon code DPL).

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