I can guarantee that you won't find many cleaning tips coming from me! My specialty would be helping you make a mess, especially in the kitchen. (More on that in my next post and it involves powdered sugar and a mixer:@) But here are a few things that work for me and may just be helpful to you too.
- Ever notice how much steam is given off when you microwave a potato? This is the easiest way to clean your microwave! Take your potato(es) out for the "rest" period and while waiting simply wipe down the inside of the microwave. I promise you, it doesn't get any easier!
- Keep an old toothbrush at the sink-ok, a new one for those that are eebied! They work great for cleaning the grill plates of George Foreman type grills. After grilling, unplug and place 2 wet paper towels across the surface of the grill, close the lid and enjoy your dinner (yes it's hot, yes it will sizzle, as long as the grill is unplugged don't worry about it). When it's time to do the dishes (provided you don't leave them overnight) that toothbrush and soapy water will clean the plates with no effort! I use old toothbrushes for anything that has an odd shape like the beautiful curves and dips on the edges of my Fenton Silvercrest, the rims of my tires, or to clean the holes on the inside of my Dyson vacuum.
- Keep a squeeze bottle of bleach at the kitchen sink, like those red and yellow condiment ones, mine is clear from Walmart. This is such a great tip for helping to keep things sanitary if you don't have an automatic dishwasher. My dish washer's name is Lynn and she really needs to be replaced, but has been with the family forever... I have a tub in my sink that I fill with sudsy water and add a squirt of bleach each time. If I had a Cricut I'd add a cool skull and cross bone to the bottle:@). Bleach may be controversial but all I can say is, it's used in food service and that works for me. Please note: I don't have any little kids to worry about right now.