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day 120: organizational chaos/ spring cleaning/ deep clean your dishwasher!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 120: organizational chaos/ spring cleaning/ deep clean your dishwasher!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 (just a bit time consuming, but not as long as the washing machine was to deep clean!)
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was really pretty simple, and probably should be done more often than I have, but hey, that’s the way it goes!
  • What I would do differently: nada 😉
  • Items used: “Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.”

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 50: organizational chaos/ how to clean your microfiber sofa/couch, DIY

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MY TAKE:

FROM PINTEREST:

http://chrisandrobinsnest.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-clean-microfiber-furniture.html


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  • Project: day 50: organizational chaos/ how to clean your microfiber sofa/couch, DIY
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (maybe because my arms were so sore from scrubbing for about an hour!).
  • Would I do it again? yes, it didn’t get everything out, but it definitely helped! Our couches were so dirty. Two kiddos and life really takes it toll out on o the poor old couch!
  • What I would do differently: Repeat the process again, using more rubbing alcohol!
  • Items used: Directions below:
  • Step 1: Vacuum with a brush attachment to remove any hair/crumbs/etc
  • Step 2: Spray rubbing alcohol onto the dirty area
    This sounds a bit crazy, but it’s key. The alcohol won’t saturate the fabricand evaporates much quicker than water so it won’t leave a mark. Just test in an inconspicuous spot if you’re worried about colorfastness.
  • Step 3: Rub vigorously with a clean scrub sponge
    Make sure the scrubbing surface is white or the color could transfer.Plus you’ll be able to see all the grime coming off your furniture. Be prepared to be grossed out (and secretly thrilled) – this sponge was white before!Step 4: Let the area dry completely
    The fabric may look stiff or dark in places, but the next step will take care of that.

    Step 5: Rub with a clean, soft scrub brush in a circular motion
    Again, be sure to use a brush with white bristles to avoid discoloration. This step fluffs up the surface of the fabric to make it soft again.

    until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂