Monday, March 29, 2010

Cleaning Kitchen Sponges Tip (and more from Real Simple)

Well, with Holy Week and Easter this week, this will be
our last installment of "Let's Get Spring Clean" month.
I didn't get all my ideas posted, but hope that some of
the ideas and tips were helpful. I've still got a long way
to go to finish Spring cleaning in my house, but that's life, right?
Thank goodness for even small marks off my to-do list!

A friend of mine just emailed me a great tip -
perfect to wrap up our month long focus because
it's easy, practical and actually DOABLE!

To clean your kitchen sponges and kill 100% of
bacteria like e-coli, simply dampen your sponge
and place in the microwave for 4 minutes.
The steam not only cleans your sponge but also
loosens any stuck-on food and gunk inside your
microwave, making it easy to wipe away - no scrubbing!

Real Simple gives a variation of this tip here
(plus other uses for your microwave).

I also love their Daily Cleaning Checklist.
They also have a great article on
"New Uses for Old Things" in the kitchen here.
And "New Uses for Old Things" around the house here.

Some of my favorites include:

Make no-mess pancakes with the help of a ketchup bottle:
Pour in batter, then squeeze out precise portions.

No more worries of camisoles and sundresses slipping
off hangers when you wrap the ends with rubber bands.

Forget unruly plastic bags that seemingly regenerate
under your sink. An empty tissue box keeps them
neatly corralled and ready for use.

Use fork tines to poke holes in the foil seals of oil and syrup
bottles to better control the way (and amount) they pour.

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