Monday, January 8, 2007

Clean up hints

Thought i'd share a few quick or easy clean up hints that i've learned either by trial and error or passed on by a friend.

Who hates cleaning out that disgusting microwave after your loving hubby annihilates tacos or bean with bacon soup in it?

Quick clean up idea you may not know - Microwave a mug of water for two minutes and leave it in your microwave for at least 5 minutes. The steam makes it a quick wipe clean up!!

This is an amazing cleaner for much more then just windows. When Hal and I were moving last spring Laura was helping. She took the bottle of Windex and went to town cleaning marks and scuffs on doors, walls, cupboards, etc. It was so much better then using all those different cleaners.

Okay so maybe i'm a little slow on the uptake here but when I had my childcare we would do crafts on the table. The clean up was always such a chore. One day while at The Dollar Store I passed by plastic table cloths that were 2 for $1 and the lightbulb came on. Wow, I had no issues with having to toss one of those away if it couldn't be shaken off. Craft clean-up became a breeze and gave us more freedom to use paints, glue, glitters and not have it be a 2 hour cleaning ordeal.

Do you have some ideas you'd like to add?