For the Heart
If you read my last post, you know that I have been doing a top-to-bottom cleaning of my house. Being a new empty nester, I am trying to fill my days as best as I can.
If you have been following me long enough, you also know how much I like Pinterest. (That link will lead you to my Pinterest page.)
I combined my top-to-bottom cleaning with a Pinterest idea and all I can say is OH MY!
I have used vinegar to clean lots of things around my house, including my carpets, but never my bathrooms. I searched for a vinegar solution and found this.
It is just 1 part vinegar, heated in the microwave, and 1 part Dawn dish detergent. They are very specific about it being blue Dawn dish detergent. (This isn’t an endorsement, just following the directions.)
I mix up the concoction and sprayed away on the tub.
As I was spraying, the stupid trigger got stuck! This was a brand new spray bottle. My Man and I had gone specifically to the store to get them. We got two of them.
No problem. I’ll just swap tops on the bottles.
UGH! The other top got stuck too!
Somehow, I managed to get the tubs sprayed down. It just took half the morning, but they were sprayed!
The directions said to leave the concoction on for at least 30 minutes. I could have left it on all night, if I had really dirty tubs. I seriously considered that. I went about cleaning something else while the 30 minutes went by.
Finally, I can wipe down the tub. I get a wash cloth and dampen it and start wiping it off. It doesn’t take me long to discover that something just isn’t right. How can people be singing the praises of this stuff when all I am getting are suds, suds and more suds? I abandon the wash cloth for a hand towel. Again, I dampen it and begin wiping. You would not believe the amount of suds that were on my towel.
By the way, my 1 to 1 part in this concoction was 1 cup to 1 cup. And I had sprayed it all on the tubs.
I had enough suds on that towel that after I finished the tubs and sinks, I washed dishes, cleaned the microwave and the refrigerator and still had tons of suds in that towel! I swear I could have washed every window in my house and my car with that towel and still would have had suds left over!
It did clean it pretty good, but I’m not so sure I will use this again.
While looking for the picture that I posted above, I reread the directions. You know, it does help to read the direction all the way through.
“I just wiped it down with a dry washcloth. A sponge makes it suds too much; trust me,” she said.
Yea! I didn’t read that part. No wonder I had enough suds to clean every surface in my house plus my car!
I just may try this again, this time following the directions and advice of those who have used it before.
It would do me well to follow the advise of my Christian friends who have been there, done that. Too often, I don’t listen and try things my way. If I would just use wisdom and gain knowledge and understanding from them, things might go a little easier for me. This includes the advise and wisdom I find in God’s word. I not only need to be a reader, but a doer of His word. Following His advise is the wisest thing I can do. It’s called obedience. If I am obedient and do things right the first time, I don’t waste time, I stay safe and protected within His boundaries, and I work along side of Jesus instead of against Him.
I have yet to wash that towel in the washing machine. I’m laughing about it now, imagining all the suds coming out of the top.
Read Matthew 11:28-30
For the Home
Let’s get cooking!!
I made this over the weekend. It was so good!