Anal Moment Monday

Base boards and dust….need I say more?

Dusting the baseboards in 1-2 rooms each week is one of Alexandra’s chores, but I really wanted to do a good cleaning of the baseboards. The problem was I really didn’t want to have to bend over and kill my back.  So it dawned on me to use our mop.  I rarely use the mop now that I have a Rubbermaid Reveal mop that I love, but I figured I could use the old mop and save my back. It worked great.  I just swept it over the baseboards as I walked through the house and then threw the mop head in the wash.  Quick, easy and pain-free!!

Happy cleaning!

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Anal Moment Monday

Cleaning tip day.

I use Lime-Away to not only clean the water build up and calcium around the faucets, but I also use it to clean the bottom of our shower.  I tried borax as suggested by someone on Pinterest, but it just didn’t do it for me.  The bottom of the shower didn’t look too bad, but had just a tint of gray that needed to be cleaned.  The borax didn’t seem to do anything for it so I sprayed some Lime-Away and let it sit overnight.  The next morning I used a scrub brush and barely had to scrub the floor.  The dirt and grime came right up and I simply washed it away.  The shower is like new again. 

I love when I don’t have to put too much elbow grease into cleaning!!

Happy cleaning!

Anal Moment Monday

How about a cleaning tip I discovered for todays anal moment??

We are prepping our house to put on the market in the coming months and on the to-do list was to clean the oven.  I had made some sweet potato’s about 2 years ago that leaked everywhere (I forgot to put them on a baking sheet) and I never cleaned the mess.  Very unanal-like of me, I know.

I searched on Pinterest the best way to clean it without having to buy some expensive, magical cleaner.  The solution:  baking soda and water.  Who knew??

I started with about half a cup of baking soda and added water until it became a paste-like consistency and then I used a sponge to lather it in the oven and on the inside of the glass door of the oven.  I let it sit for 15 minutes then wiped it up with a damp cloth.  Amazing!!!  The stuff came right up and no scrubbing was necessary. 

Happy cleaning!