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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Frugal Tips and Tricks (6)

I'm working on my kitchen right now so here are a couple of tips and tricks for that area.

Clean a nasty microwave without tedious scrubbing

  • Place a semi-wet dishcloth or clean rag in the microwave.
  • Nuke it for 60 - 90 seconds.
  • Use the rage to wipe out the loosened junk. (The rag can be extremely hot; be careful not to burn yourself.)
  • Follow by wiping out with whatever cleaner you would normally use.
Microwave deodorizer
  • Pour some vanilla into a bowl and place it in the microwave; heat it for about 30-60 seconds.
When using your dishwasher, use half of the recommended amount of detergent in both the pre-wash and wash cups. My dishes end up with less residue than if I fill the cups completely. Sometimes less really is better! You get the added bonus of having your detergent last longer.