Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Have I got some great tips for you!


I am SO excited to share these with you!   I found these 2 wonderful tips and tried them out and they WORK!!!!  I've been copying things from blogs, Facebook and Pinterest to use when I need to do that particular task.  Well, last week Karen from GraphicsFairy  
had a post about cleaning her "dingy" vinyl floors.  My ears perked up as I have old, "dingy", used to be white floors.  She used  Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner on her floors and it was miraculous!
I haven't done my entire floor yet but I happened to have a can of Scrubbing Bubbles and I couldn't wait to try it.........
 Will you look at that?  I clean my floor and that "dingy" look never comes off no matter how hard I scrub but I sprayed the Scrubbing Bubbles, left it for a few minutes as Karen suggested and came back and just swiped it with a rag and that rag was black with dirt!  I am so excited!  Karen said she used 3-4 cans to do her whole floor but it's not something you need to do every time you wash your floor.  I would say probably twice a year maybe.  Isn't that just the coolest?  I love it when something actually works! 
I had some blackberries I needed to use up so I decided to make a cobbler.  I followed a new recipe that used Bisquick and it said to put it in a pie dish........

                                                                         NOT!!!!!!!

 Now, my oven needed to be cleaned but now I HAD to clean it before using it again or it would just bake on.   But like Scarlett O'Hara....I would deal with that tomorrow.  Meanwhile, I had some cobbler to enjoy!  BTW it was great cobbler and I will share the recipe later but I will use a deep dish casserole next time!
Tomorrow arrived for Scarlett and me and so today was all about cleaning that oven!
 I had seen some articles about not using strong oven chemicals and decided to try the baking soda and water paste method....the application is a bit messy but certainly easy.  Let it sit for awhile...I think I left it for an hour.
 I wiped it out but there were still some spots that needed work.  I had also heard that hydrogen peroxide worked well with it so I mixed up a spray bottle of it and sprayed the remaining spots and left it sit again for about 30 minutes.

                                                                     Ta Dah!!!                                  
 There's a little haze that I could have kept rinsing and washing off but it was time for supper so I figured it will burn off when I use the oven next.  I have to say that this worked better and without scrubbing than any store bought oven cleaner I've ever used!  I have rheumatoid arthritis so my "elbow grease" is minimal anymore.  This worked great considering my oven is over 40 years old and I am too! LOL!
I hope you can use these tips and pass them on.  Anything that can safe time and drudgery is a win-win in my book!  TTYL!


6 comments:

  1. Very useful tips, thank you.

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  2. I will have to try the tips on cleaning my oven; my husband hates the smell, even when I use "self cleaning". Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great tips! The cobbler looks delicious. Can't wait for the recipe! Xx

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  4. Wow, love the cleaning tips, anything that can make life easier in that area is always welcome news. I'm tempted to get some blackberries now. We have just enjoyed a rhubarb and strawberry crumble, it was delicious also.

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  5. I still use the homemade grout cleaner I got from a book you posted about. I have a very dingy vinyl floor in my camper to clean. I'll remember this. And...my oven is an older model too that needs cleaning (no built in cleaner here). Thanks!

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  6. Brilliant tips and the cobbler looks yummy.

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