Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cleaning tip of the week

Those of you who know me well are probably laughing your butts off right now, because you know I only clean when the Pope drops by for a visit. But, I just tried this, and it works REALLY well, so I figured I'd share!

I haven't cleaned our bathroom in, um, a while. So our sink was looking kind of nasty. Well, I know that vinegar and baking soda make a great cleaner, so I set out to see if I could make the sink clean itself.

I took a little shaker jar (like you'd put parmesan in) and filled it with baking soda. Then I grabbed our spritzer bottle of vinegar and headed in. First, I spritzed down a little part of the sink with vinegar. Then, I sprinkled baking soda on top. Then, I spritzed more vinegar on. I let it sit for a few seconds, rinsed it off, and, while it wasn't CLEAN, it was decidedly cleaner than the rest of the sink.

At this point, hubby came in to see what I was doing...

Hubby: Whatcha doing?

Me (demonstrating): Trying to make the sink clean itself - see?

Hubby (laughing): Ohhhhhhhh, I see - you're building science fair volcanoes in our bathroom!

Well, laugh on, bucko, because then I tried this:

I spritzed the whole sink with vinegar. Then, I sprinkled baking soda over the whole thing, and followed that with another spritz of vinegar. Then I left it there while I took a shower. Got out, grabbed my sponge, and the all the grunginess wiped clean away. No muss, no fuss, no scrubbing. Just wiped it right off.



MamaZuzi said...

Excellent indeed - can you use it on anything else like the entire kitchen!

kbeeps said...

But of course! You could even get the kids to help you - it's totally fun to watch the baking soda fizz...

norma said...

Thanks to you, I'm going to need to buy vinegar in bulk. :)

Rinse clothes: vinegar - check
Clean grout, guck ect.:vinegar-check
Need to kill weeds:vinegar-check
Need to make salad dressing:vinegar -check

Thanks for trying it out.