Cleaning: A Win and Loss
A few days ago I picked up a couple empty spray bottles from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I didn’t have any of my own to reuse and had been searching for weeks for bottles of my own. I thought I had found some a few weeks ago at a grocery story, but they refused to function.
Today I finally had the chance to fill the bottles up and use them. I decided to put together my preferred tub/tile cleaning solution I’ve featured here before, along with a basic water/vinegar combo with a little tea tree oil.
The vinegar solution is mixed and ready to use. The other cleaner foamed, which I was expecting due to the baking soda/vinegar mixture. I had hoped that if it sat long enough, the foam would dissipate, but it’s 5 hours later and it’s still really working.
I’m not sure how to solve this problem…maybe by adding more water eventually. For now, I’m locking it in the cupboard and pretending it’s not a problem. Hopefully I’ll actually be able to put it to use in a day or two.
I used the excess foaming cleaner to work on our stove top, including the burner pans (is that what they’re called??). They weren’t in the best shape when we moved in. The build up isn’t from our cooking, but it just look so gross I had to do something about it.
Speaking of my cupboard, I cleaned it out and organized it a couple weeks ago. My type-A heart is much happier now. I also purchased a caddy to store all my supplies and easily pull them out for use. Double the happiness in my heart. 🙂
In case you are wondering, this caddy contains a small bottle of bleach (I haven’t actually used it) vinegar, olive oil, a couple kinds of Dr. Bronner’s castile soap, sponges, reuseable wipes and gloves, essential oils (lavendar, lemongrass, and tea tree oil), baking soda, and castor oil.