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How to get your vinyl floor to shine with potatoes

by Amy

I’m afraid the dog ate most of the visuals before I could get pictures, so please just imagine if you will….

To start, go out to your potato patch and dig up enough red potatoes for dinner. We’re roasting them, by the way. If you liked mashed, this method of floor shining won’t work.

Scrub your potatoes clean and cut them up into small pieces…the smaller the faster they cook, but don’t make them microscopic or you’ll end up with mashed taters anyway.

Assemble your ingredients…. olive oil and your preferred herbs and spices. I like rosemary, thyme, pepper, salt, some garlic and onion powder and whatever sounds good at the time. Get a one gallon ziplock, dump the taters in, followed by the oil and herbs/spices. Seal the bag and start tossing.

The key to this though is to make sure the ziplock isn’t fully sealed. While you’re tossing, the bag will open, spilling the oily potatoes all over your vinyl floor. Your dog might help with clean up and go outside to throw up, it’s ok, dogs are dumb like that. What she doesn’t eat, either throw away, or wash off, making sure to remove all the dog hair, and retoss, this time actually sealing the bag.

For the floor, get a mop and scalding hot water with a little floor cleaner and start scrubbing…your floor will shine in no time. Maybe it’s from not being scrubbed in a month, maybe it’s from the oil, but thanks to those potatoes, and maybe a small part your inattentiveness with a ziplock zipper, your floor is now shiny and clean!

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James August 4, 2008 - 7:37 am


Amy August 3, 2008 - 1:38 pm

I thought I was the only one who cooked green beans in bacon! Yum!

compostings August 3, 2008 - 1:30 pm


I have a similar method of using fresh green beans to get my baby clean.

Feed him green beans cooked with bacon. Put him down from his high chair. The dog will lick him like crazy and get dog slime all over him. Put the baby in the bath. Voila! Clean baby.