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Friday, April 25, 2014

Just A Little Spring Cleaning

I try and keep my house a close to "company ready" as I can. Unless it's Adult Only Weekend and then I've learned, Wade and I are total slobs. Haha. I do not enjoy my home when there is clutter everywhere and things that are not put in their place. Just ask Wade, there are times I go around huffing and puffing to myself as I am picking up things and putting them back where they belong. I don't say too much about it out loud because, it's just easier to do it myself and get on with my life. I'm a control freak like that and I try not to impact my family's life with my issues.

Anyway, back to the fridge and the vinegar! Miracle stuff, vinegar is! I love it. I need to invest in some essential oils though because, Wade doesn't like the way it smells when I clean with it. I don't really care for it either but, who cares? It's really an awesome cleaner.

The fridge in door drip tray has been looking a bit shabby lately so I went to my favorite internet resource, Pinterest to find a cure! Sure enough, there are tons of ways to clean that baby!  I ended up going with a link to an embroidery blog of all places. Whatever, her method worked and I'll show you!

I am pretty lame and I forgot to take a before picture! But really, people, we all know how bad our in door drip tray thingies can get. GROSS!! Hard water stains galore!

1.  I grabbed a couple paper towels and doused them in vinegar. I squeezed out enough of the vinegar so that the paper towels wouldn't drip when I walked over to the fridge.

2.  All you have to do is lay the paper towels right on the tray. If you're lucky enough to be able to remove your tray from the door, please be my guest. Sadly, mine doesn't disengage. Bummer. Anyway, lay the paper towels down and walk away. I left it for about ten minutes but, the lady on the embroidery blog says she left hers for 3.

3.  After about ten minutes, I grabbed my cleaning toothbrush, put a little dish soap on it, and scrubbed my little heart out. It really doesn't take much effort. The vinegar has done a lot of the work.

4.  Then, I took and wet (with water) paper towel and wiped it clean.

When I laid the vinegar paper towels down the first time, I accidentally hit the water button thing and got water on my paper towels. It was enough to dilute the vinegar and it didn't work on that spot, so I had to reapply a vinegar paper towel to get that spot. Whatever.

It's not the best picture, but trust me, it's sparkling!

In the end, I came out with a super clean and pretty in door drip tray. It was such hard work. Just kidding, but tell your husband you worked really hard on it and it took forever. That way you don't have to tell him that you really spent the morning watching every true life crime show on Investigation Discovery. Did I just say that out loud? Haha

Have fun!


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