I thought it would be fun to share some cleaning tips with you.  It won’t be regular, but I have some pretty good tips, I think.

So, tip #1.

Do your dishcloths smell?  For years, I have been putting baking soda in my washer.  1 cup per load.  And that has worked, for the most part.  But it was starting to not work.  I would get them out of the drawer and as soon as I got them wet, they would stink again.  And then your hands stink.  Ewww.

But since I discovered my newest tip, my dishcloths have never smelt so good.  I pull them out and get them wet and smell them and I have a big smile on my face!  They smell so fresh and, well, clean!  I love to smell them!

So what’s the tip? 

I put a bucket under my kitchen sink full of water, with 1 cup of vinegar in it.  And every night, after the dishes are done and the kitchen is cleaned up, my dishcloth (and my scrubber) go into the bucket, and new ones are pulled out for the next day. 

And then on laundry day, when I wash the rags and towels, I take the bucket and dump everything, including the water/vinegar, into the washer along with the detergent.  I then rinse out the bucket and fill it with fresh water and vinegar and put it back under the sink. 

I have never been so happy!  I know it’s a silly thing to be so happy about, but it’s the little things that make me happy. 


Angie said... Reply To This Comment

Impressive! You are SO good at this type of stuff. I hate the smell of dirty dishcloths. I usually just throw them away when they start smelling too bad. I'll have to see if I'm disciplined enough to try this.

Kristen said... Reply To This Comment

That's a great tip. All my towels are white so I can bleach them. Maybe I could get colored towels and do this.

Tia said... Reply To This Comment

What a good idea! I've started adding a little bit of vinegar to my dishwasher at each load ever since that "phosphate" problem came about. But I don't love the smell of vinegar. Can you smell the bucket when you're standing at your kitchen sink?

The Mom said... Reply To This Comment

I don't smell it all.

Mindy said... Reply To This Comment

I've never heard of that... I would have to do it stealth though, if my boys knew there was a bucket of water in the cupboard they would surely enjoy it to the fullest. :)

Debbie said... Reply To This Comment

It's not silly to be happy about that and it sounds brilliant!

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