Are you ready for this? Because this will seriously change your life!
Oh, no wait. This is just a sign that I spend far too much time browsing household tips on Pinterest. If every little tip promising to change my life actually did, I would certainly not even recognize myself in the mirror each morning.
I wouldn't be able to cope with that. As it is, I am often startled beyond words to look in the bathroom mirror and see my mother staring back at me. I have to turn around quick to see if she is there.
By the way, my favorite are the pins that pop up on my home feed--Secrets of People Whose Houses are Always Clean. Can you guess the secret? DUH...they clean every day. I think that even an intractable horder knows that deep down inside.
None of which is what I set out to share this morning.
When I got back from Florida there were two big blobs of black carbony gunk on the floor of the oven. I can't blame Kevin as he uses the oven solely for baking bread. No, these blobs were left over from the family Christmas dinner when I prepared and served roast beef. That was just before I left for Florida so I didn't deal with it at the time.
Now my oven has a self cleaning feature, but except for those two blobs, the oven was fine with a wipe down. I sprayed the blobs with my homemade oven cleaner--vinegar, baking soda, and a drop of dish detergent. I sprayed in the morning and again in the afternoon and then again before I went to bed. I sprayed them the next morning and then forgot about them for a day or two.
When I remembered again, I looked in the oven and say that the blobs were not so blobby. I wiped the floor of the oven with a paper towel. No scrubbing and rubbing, just a swipe with a wet paper towel. Rinse. Done!
Ick, ick, ick!