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Hints From Heloise

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Dear Heloise: Your helpful hints make a lot of people’s lives so much easier, and if you could please make mine a little better, I’d appreciate it.

I have scuff marks on my tile floors and can’t get them off. Using a pencil eraser works, but it is killing my back! Is there an easier way, and a prevention? Amy, New Orleans

The pressure’s on, but I’ll sure try to make your life easier. Here’s something that should rid your tile floor of scuff marks and save your back too.

Sprinkle a little baking soda on a damp cloth and rub the marks away. Then use a clean, damp cloth or mop to remove any residue. It should be as easy as that.

A dry paper towel may also work. I know it’s really great at removing stubborn black marks from no-wax floors. A little elbow grease may be required, but they should wipe right up. - Heloise

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