Something to Make Your Life Easier
Circle Your Way Around:
Always begin on the right side of your stove, then move clockwise around the room. The stove is typically the dirtiest part of the kitchen, so ending with it keeps you from spreading dirt and grease. (First, soak drip pans and knobs in warm soapy water. By the time you’ve worked your way around, they’ll be easier to clean.)
Drop a teaspoon of Tang Drink Mix in the bowl. The citric acid acts like a scrubber…and it’s nontoxic, in case the dog takes a sip. Let it sit for a few minutes, then swish and flush. And if you cringe at the idea of getting splashed by toilet water (ugh!), Donna Smallin suggests pushing the toilet brush in and out of the trap before you begin. This lowers the water level, allowing you to safely swish away.
Smelly Disposals are not funny
Have you ever walked into your kitchen and noticed that funny smell coming from your disposal? Our method is to spray a bit of bleach to your disposal. The bleach will eliminate the odors almost immediately. In addition you can use the traditional cut-up lemon, some salt and a few ice cubes. The lemon deodorizes, and the ice and salt clean away residue.
A brand new shine
Pour white vinegar into a sturdy plastic bag big enough to submerge the shower head. Using a rubber band, secure it and let it soak overnight. The next day remove the bag and run the shower to rinse. This process removes calcium deposits as well as any lingering bacteria.