Monday, August 20, 2012

One Simple Thing-Got Gunk?

Our kitchen is cleaned thoroughly once a week
as explained in this post.
Countertops, appliances, floors and sink
are given a good overall scrubdown.
In general, I'd say our house is pretty clean.

Then I look closer and notice things like this...


and this.
Although it's not clear how this stuff accumulates,
it does show up, even with regular cleaning.
It can be quite a problem.

Here's the solution.
Simply pull out the sprayer and place it
in a shallow bowl of straight vinegar.
Leave it to soak for at least 30 minutes.
You'll find the gunk comes right off
with a quick scrub of a toothbrush
(retired toothbrushes are one of the best things to repurpose).

For the faucet base, simply soak a rag in the vinegar
and wrap it around like a scarf.
In just a few minutes' time, it'll do its magic
with absolutely no help from you.

A few passes with the toothbrush
and what an improvement!

Simple, quick and easy.
That's the way we like it around here.

One Simple Thing

Read here where we posted about 
replacing our kitchen sink.



  1. Good old vinegar-what would we do without it?
    But wow-have you seen how the price has increased over the past couple years? Crazy.

    1. Yeah, you're right. I wonder if Jane has a recipe for making your own!

  2. totally with you on using recycled toothbrushes! Although Little M is still of an age where she occasionally tries to make off with them when we're cleaning... :P Great encouragement to use vinegar more than I currently am :)

    1. Gotta keep an eye on that little one! She's learning great habits from her Momma.

  3. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to give vinegar a try next time.

  4. I've been meaning to try that on the shower head and that is a great idea wrapping the rag around! I will have to use that one :)

    1. If you don't want to remove the shower head, you can just place a plastic bag over the head with the vinegar in it and secure it with a rubber band. Works like a charm!


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