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Casa Quickie: Shine Like the Top of the Chrysler Building

In the classic musical Annie there's a great line imitating Miss Hannigan during the "Hard-Knock Life" number that I always think of when I'm mopping the house:"You'll stay up until this floor shines like the top of the Chrysler Building." The image of how that landmark sparkles in the skyline is actually a great motivator for me. But, sadly, the plot, which involves the hard labor of orphans, isn't the nicest thing. But, it turns out that there is a trick to making your floors sparkle just so, and it has nothing to do with child labor or actually mopping.

To find out the trick,

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After you've swept your floors with a broom, put a piece of wax paper underneath a mop and run it across your floor. The dust that remains on the floor will stick to the paper, and the wax will give it a brilliant glow. Of course, you should actually mop your floors with soap and water every once in a while, but this is a quick fix.
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luv2blazy luv2blazy 8 years
gaellem: I saw a documentary that showed the cast from Broadway. I couldn't believe it either. She looks exactly the same, veins and all. BTW...I have seen the movie version at least 100 times. I used to watch it 2-3 times every weekend as a kid.
gaellemj gaellemj 8 years
OT: Sarah jessica parker as Annie!
chancleta chancleta 8 years
nice tip ;) who knew?
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
Annie is my favorite movie ever ever ever ever. And probably my most quoted line is: "This dump better shiiiiiiine like the top of the Chrysler Building, or your backside will!" Thanks for totally making my day! (and for the great tip :) )
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