Diapers, stoves & floors….what??
Saturday morning I have our children all to myself. It’s very cool. Lisa kept a few clients after we had our kids that we are in the process of adopting, at the salon so Saturday morning is one of the times she kept for them.
My daughter and I love eggs, so that’s what we do. My son is only 3 months now, but soon enough he’ll be joining us. As a side note, we also share our house with Lisa’s sister and her 4 girls. (My house is a high estrogen zone!)
As I’m getting ready to make our eggs, I realize the stove is kind of, well, let’s just say it was used late last night by a couple teen age girls. Thinking I’d clean it up after I was done cooking, I just couldn’t do it, I had to take care of it first.
The power of citrus & diapers
I always have a bottle handy of my favorite grease cleanser. The stuff works great. Here’s what I didn’t have, paper towels. Today is the warehouse run for stuff like that. So, as I’m thinking about what to do, I’m looking at my daughter, and she’s fidgeting with her diaper.
Done, I grab a diaper she outgrew and I used it to clean the stove-top. It worked great, I was impressed, we could’ve used that when we were cleaning our barracks the Marine Corps.
Now we have our eggs, my son chose a fine white, and it’s time to clean up. I figured I give the floor a quick swifter. Guess what else we need to pick up today? Yep, you guessed it, Swifter pads. So I went and grabbed me another diaper, stuck it on the bottom of the swifter handle, sprayed some of my citrus oil spray on the floor, and off I went. Again, it worked well.
And that’s my Saturday morning!
Maybe this is already some kind of cleaning hack, if it is, I didn’t know about it, but I thought I need to share it with you.
My citrus cleaner is very simply, and not very scientifically:
- Water, with some vinegar (not too much)
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Lime Essential Oil
- Orange Essential Oil
- Grapefruit Essential Oil
Sometimes in the winter I’ll throw some kind of evergreen oil in, just to give it that pine smell. In the summer, I’ll add some Tangerine.
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Saturday morning with my Kids Posted 03/27/17
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