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Monday, March 5, 2012

Uncommonly Clean Series - Day One

Time to kick off the first day of my simple spring cleaning week!

It's a dreaded Monday, so maybe we should start out easy...

What does your kitchen clean up routine look like? Mine usually goes something like this - wash the dishes, wipe down the counters, run the garbage disposal, wipe down the sink, and start the dishwasher.

But when was the last time you actually cleaned out your dishwasher? 
And does your garbage disposal occasionally have a weird smell to it? Mine does.

cleaning the dishwasher

Sometimes your dishwasher can build up lime deposits and iron stains. Rather than scrubbing this down yourself, take the easy way out!  
How, you ask? With lemon flavored Kool-aid. Pour it into your detergent cup and run the empty dishwasher. The citric acid in the mix will wipe out any of the stains!

{my store only had the off brand but it worked just as well.}

cleaning the garbage disposal

A garbage disposal is an awesome extra appliance to have in the kitchen.
But despite rinsing it out after each use, mine will occasionally have a funky smell coming from it.

An awesome way to deodorize a garbage disposal is with white vinegar ice cubes! 
Make the ice cubes and feed them into the disposal. After it grinds them down, rinse out the disposal with cold water.

These two tips shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes each and they'll freshen two different appliances in your kitchen. Work smart, not hard, right?

See you tomorrow for some more cleaning tips!

1 comment:

  1. Vinegar ice cubes sounds brilliant to me, I'm going to try that one at my job. I work on Miami Beach and the plumbing is notoriously old and faulty, and our garbage disposal always reeks.