“Shiny Sinks” and “Stainless Steel’ have been on my Spring Cleaning to-do list for weeks now.
But, we’re not cleaning the sink today because there are dishes in the sink, and I’m not above holding out for someone else to load them in the dishwasher.
The stainless steel appliances will have to wait another day because I don’t feel like mixing up the latest concoction that promises to get rid of those stubborn hard water stains.
So, how about the oven? Yes, let’s clean the oven today.
When you forget to put foil on the bottom of the oven before cooking the perfect baked potatoes, you get a caked on mess like this,
I took the racks out of the oven, and put my daughter to work scrubbing them with the Dollar General soap pads, and they’re lemon scented, my favorite cleaning scent.
Meanwhile, I sprayed the oven cleaner in the oven according to the directions, set the timer for two hours and waited.
Now that’s my kind of cleaning! The oven cleaner does the work for me while I tend to other things.
While we’re waiting on the oven cleaner to do its thaang, I’ll share this lazy girl’s Spring Cleaning tips.
Tip #1 – Don’t spend your time on dusting and baseboards and ceiling fans.
Let me explain. If you keep up a regular cleaning routine, there really isn’t a need to do those basic cleaning chores.
Tip #2 – Instead, spend your time and energy on things like cleaning the barbecue grill, cleaning the windows, flipping your mattress, organizing seasonal clothing and sprucing up your home exterior.
Speaking of outdoors, I’ve got a date with a bottle of bleach and the sidewalk!
Tip #3 – No matter what is on your Spring Cleaning checklist, remember to break down the big chores into manageable tasks. Even the most ambitious of us can quickly become overwhelmed and stopped in our tracks if we try to take on too much.
Start with making a schedule for what to clean when, and then make a list of cleaning products you need to buy.
I recommend stocking up at Dollar General. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety of cleaners available there, both brand name and store brand. In fact, I told Mr. Hines that Dollar General is my new “first stop” when it comes to basic household supplies.
He supports cutting financial corners any way we can. And I felt like a responsible homemaker with the savings on cleaning and household products at Dollar General. Seriously, I was so proud of myself.
Saved by the timer….let’s see how the Dollar General cleaners compare to brand name ones.
I have to say that the store brand cleaners cleaned just as well as the name brand ones.
To borrow the words of my daughter, “It’s not perfect, but it’s sure a lot cleaner than it was.”
See you in class,