Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Series - Quick Tip Tuesday

Now that I'm able to dedicate more time to the things I've neglected (this blog, my house, my gardens...) I've decided to go through and change things up a bit. Part of that re-vamp will be a weekly series called "Quick Tip Tuesday". Every Tuesday, I'll post a little something that I've found that makes life a bit easier for me and that I think might help you too.

The little thing that prompted this series? A cobweb hanging off the lace curtain in the kitchen window.  I was doing the dishes at the sink when that cobweb caught my eye. When I went to brush it down, I noticed that there was an entire spider condo on the shelf above the window. Not only that, but every piece of my hobnail glass and grandma's chicken collection were covered in a thick coat of dust and kitchen grime.

I can't tell you how much I really wanted to pretend that I hadn't seen the mess and just quietly backed away. But, in the spirit of turning over a new leaf and getting my act together, I grabbed the step stool and pulled everything down. I ran a big sink of hot soapy water and started to scrub. And scrub. And all I managed to do was smear things around and tell myself "See?! This is why we don't even start these things."

The thought of spending hours trying to get all of that grime out of every nook and cranny of my collection had me looking for an easier solution. And I found it right under my kitchen sink...




Yes, I know it says Automotive. But it also says that it's non-toxic, biodegradable and non-abrasive. Since it claimed to be able to degrease an engine, I thought a little kitchen grease wouldn't stand a chance. Let me tell you, one spray on my glassware and the sticky crud just slid right off...


Talk about a life changer. In no time I had every bit of my grease covered treasures sprayed down and ready for a nice rinse in hot water. Just look at how happy and shiny they are...


This stuff is amazing. I use it on everything now. You should see the way it cuts the ring that my hard working husband leaves on the tub. It's like magic. And it's easy. My favorite four letter word! I've used it on my deck, garden chairs, and even those thrifted treasures that before I may have thought were too far gone to clean up and make useable. 

I think I bought my bottle at Fred Meyer in the auto section, but Amazon sells a selection at a good price too. And a little goes a long way so that's another bonus.

So there you go, my life changing Quick Tip for Tuesday. You're welcome....


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