Thursday, November 13, 2008

Green cleaning tip of the month

Well, among the many chores I put off and put off and hey, is it November already? Time to clean the microwave!

Luckily, I have a handy little tip to help ease the chore.

Place 1/4 cup vinegar in microwave. Zap on high for 2 minutes (or more, depending on your microwave). The vinegar will evaporate, soaking the ceiling and walls. Let the vinegar soak in for a minute, then wipe down the walls, ceiling and floor of the microwave. All the little crusty bits will fall right off onto your cleaning rag!

Repeat, if needed.

Soak your cloth in vinegar for extra cleaning power, if needed.

OK, I shared mine. What's your favorite cleaning tip?


Matriarchy said...

I save a lot of time, cleaning product, and water by cleaning less often.

~big evil grin~

Hausfrau said...

Matriarchy - this post should in no way be construed as a recommendation for anyone to clean anything at any time. :)

Gracie said...

A green alternative to using something like Comet cleanser for your sinks. Simply pour in a little Kosher salt and baking soda. Cleans it in a jiffy and you aren't inhaling the bad junk they put in the dry cleansers. If you want to disinfect, you can simply use vinegar, AFTER you rinse well, as the soda and vinegar will react to each other.

Tara said...

I must try that. If and when I ever clean again. I ask you, what is wrong with dog hair and duck poop? That's nature, baby!

And speaking of dogs, I've found that a mixture of baking soda and cornstarch works great to clean up "accidents" on carpet or rugs. (We had a bit of an adjustment period when we moved.)

Chile said...

Biggest cleaning tip for the kitchen? Learn to cook without oil or fats. Clean-up is a breeze, especially if you also eliminate cheese which always seems to stick to plates.

Verde said...

repeat as needed [g] that's me.

Cornstarch rubbed on to a muddy dog helps it come clean enough to come inside.