So, like most people with an internet connection, I have become addicted to Pinterest. I love the crafts, the home decorating ideas, and the environmentally friendly cleaners. As I run out of my normal cleaners I am replacing them with nice earth loving ones. I pinned this one for granite cleaners, which is from this blogger. I got to make it yesterday, I loved it! It worked so well! I used Sun soap cause that’s what I had. I didn’t have any scented oil and I guess I couldn’t miss what I didn’t know about but I really liked that there was no smell after I got done cleaning. There was smell when I sprayed the cleaner(the very familiar, very strong rubbing alcohol smell) but it quickly dissipated.
As I posted a couple of days ago, I’ve been “playing” chore wars with one of my mom boards. I set up a party for anyone interested to join. Click here to join us.
I don’t know if this is new or new to me but this week I started playing Chore Wars with a group of ladies on my moms board. It’s a way to help motivate you to clean and do those little things around your house that you put off until they become big things. Chores are worth different experience points and they help you advance through the levels. What helps me is that I’m competitive so it motivates me to get to cleaning because I don’t like to be at the bottom of the list in my “party”.
A couple of weeks ago I noticed that our microwave was nasty dirty. I put cleaning it off another couple of weeks until yesterday when I decided it was time to just get it over with. I started scrubbing with a sponge and gunked the sponge up with what can only be described as sludge and scratched the paint off the door(not cool man). I was about to give up when I remembered something I had seen on How clean is your house – if you ever need motivation to get off your butt and clean this show will do it. Anyway, on there they said the easiest way to clean a messy microwave is to get a bowl, put lemon juice in it, and microwave for 5 minutes. I was skeptical but I did it. After the 5 minutes I took the bowl out and wiped and stuff just came right off NO SCRUBBING. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all pretty and shiny but it was way better then scrubbing that crap off. After about 5 more times there were definitely parts that were sparkling and there are still parts that need to be cleaned some more. For me, I’m a lazy cleaner on my best day and this worked great. I could set the microwave for 5 minutes go do whatever and then come back and wipe and then repeat.