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Alabaster is a soft stone that can and will easily be damaged by water. So if you do decide to clean it with water please proceed with caution.

Technique: When it comes to cleaning alabaster it is best to dust it with a soft dry cloth.

When it has heavy dirt it is much more helpful to rub it with a slightly damp cloth dabbed with a small amount of mild dishwashing detergent. 

For really serious spots or stains, rub it gently with a cotton swab dabbed with on acetone cleaner such as nail polish remover or mineral spirits, but use it sparingly. 

One more notice: Never bathe or splash water on alabaster because you will damage it.

Ashes: shouldn’t be a problem when it comes to cleaning them up. 

Technique: Ashes are insoluble and they won’t stain any type of cloth. Many ashes are easily brushed or vacuumed of wood and carpet floors. 
Most ashtrays can be rinsed and washed in the dishwasher, or you can rub them with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol.

 Please don’t take any chances when it comes to collecting cigars, cigarettes, and matches in ash trays. 

To prevent them from lighting up sop them down with water.           

Attics: If you haven’t cleaned attics in a while. Maybe you would like to start off by clearing the cobwebs and dust. Make sure that you have removed everything from the attic first. A soft broom or floor Brush would do the job. To remove the remaining cobwebs or dust use a vacuum. Keep in mind that attics contain unfinished wood and can be damaged with too much moisture. But If you would like to clean the floors a damp cloth will do the trick. Insulation isn’t very easy to clean so we recommend having an extra layer to improve the appearance. Not only will it improve the appearance but it will also work just as fine.

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