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Joey Green
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Cleaning MagicClearning Magic (Rodale Publishers 2010)

About Joey Green

Author of over 45 books including Fix-It Magic, Joey Green's Gardening Magic, and Joey Green’s Amazing Kitchen Cures

Former contributing editor to National Lampoon

Former advertising copywriter at J. Walter Thompson

Appeared on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show

Featured in publications such as The New York Times and U.S.A. Today

Married with two daughters


Joey Green's Cleaning Magic

By The 700 Club

Appeared on January 13, 2011 People Magazine has called Joey Green “the Pantry Professor.”  He’s also been called “the Guru of Weird Uses for Brand-named Products.” He has written several books on alternative uses for well-known, household products.  He receives letters and e-mails everyday from people telling him about their cleaning dilemmas. 

Joey says that though these problems may seem impossible, their solutions are really quite simple.  Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore or a lot of work – it can be fun.  Also, you don’t have to run to the store to buy cleaning products.  The products you need to clean are probably already in your house, and they can do the job just as well with not a lot of effort.  Joey wants to show people how they can save time and money.

Cleaning Magic is Joey’s 10th book that features products being used for purposes other than their original design.  When Joey started doing research, he was amazed at how many ways there were to use club soda.  It became his quest to find all of these types of uncommon cleaning solutions.  As a public service, Joey decided to put them in one extensive sourcebook.  Joey’s research is a compilation of what he found in the public library, information he obtained from product companies, and his own at-home product testing.  He found more than 2,500 cleaning tips using more than 200 brand-name products, like using Efferdent denture tablets to clean a scorched pot and touching up a chip bathroom sink with Liquid Paper Correction Fluid.

Household Items and Their Uses

To clean toilet: 1 can Coca Cola Classic and 1 toilet brush.

To clean windows: 1 bottle Heinz white vinegar (16 oz); 16 oz. clear plastic spray bottle

To shave: 1 jar Jif creamy peanut butter and 1 box Schick disposable razors

To deodorize drawers and shoes: one 13 oz can Maxwell House Coffee and 2 boxes Leggs panty hose

To clean stain on carpet: Canada Dry club soda and 1 Pampers diaper or 1 canister morton salt

To deodorize microwave: 1 bottle Realemon juice and 1 coffee mug

To clean rings: 1 box Efferdent denture cleansing tablets

To clean crayon marks: broom stick, Wilson tennis ball to clean

To clean electronics: Huggies baby wipes

To de-ice car: Glad flexible straws

To clean tarnished silver: Colgate toothpaste

To beautify skin: 2 white rubber spatulas and 1 tub Cool Whip dessert toppings

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