In high school I lived in a show home where things had to be immaculate. It totally sucked but that was the life I had to live. I am however, very grateful to this period in my life as I learned some valuable lessons.
This article is more for idea sharing on household cleaning tips for us ALL to benefit. I am not a big fan of harsh chemicals and I am economically conscious as well (aren’t we all).
Here are some tips that I’ll start out with:
Microwave: I know the microwave can be a NASTY thing to clean. I remember when I was in the show home I HATED cleaning that stupid thing. At first I was using a cleaning spray (Fantastic I think) but noticed that the next few things I cooked in there had a subtle hint of cleaner. This was not really an added flavor to gourmet microwave cooking (hehe as if there is such a thing!).
Here is my Non-Chemical Microwave cleaning tip:
The bottom line is that most of the things are cooked onto the Microwave surface and stick so well because they become dry. What I do is take a microwave safe bowl ( I use a glass cereal bowl) and nuke it for about 3-5 minutes. I let the now boiling temp water steam the microwave for about another 5 minutes. Take your well rinsed dish rag and wipe the inside of your microwave. If there are still some pieces in there (stubborn lil things) then just repeat.
Plugged sink: This is one of those things that seem to happen more our bathroom then anywhere else. I don’t know the whole logistics of what is in there and I probably don’t want to know the compounds or organisms that find residence in my sink drains. Jyther might be able to shed some light on this if deemed necessary?
I use baking soda and Vinegar to clean them out. But if you don’t carefully follow the directions you’ll end up with one HECK of a mess.
Basically take your Baking soda and put about 1 cup of baking soda in your drain using water move it down a bit. Follow up with the about a ½ cup of vinegar or lemon juice. A word of caution here! Be sure to have a rag handy to cover the sink hole with or else the stuff will blow back into the sink. Hold the rag there for about 1 minute.
The nice thing about this is that it doesn’t mess up your septic system nor is it as harsh of a chemical as lye.
Well, there’s the start JU. What tips do you have?