Things have been pretty busy lately so I've been letting some of my cleaning slide which has been driving me crazy. Yesterday morning when I was catching up on some cleaning, I figured it was a good opportunity to test out some of recent pins I have seen on Pinterest that uses white vinegar.
I put about a cup and a half of water and a tablespoon and a half of white vinegar and a toothpick into a microwaveable bowl and put the solution in the microwave for five minutes. After the the five minutes were up, I kept the microwave door shut for an additional minute, just to make sure the steam soaked up all of the dirt and grime.
Next I took the bowl and tray out of the microwave with mits (they will be hot!) and started wiping down everything. All of the the dirt and grime came off immediately! I hardly had to put any elbow grease into it. And even more amazing, it took me about twenty seconds to clean the tray in the sink despite all of the grossness that was caked on there.
While I was cleaning the microwave, the solution I found on this pin was doing it's job on my shower drain and followed these simple directions from tidymom.net:
Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/4 cup of table salt. Pour down drain.
Pour 1 cup of heated vinegar down the drain (I heated it for 30 seconds in the microwave). It will foam and bubble.
Leave it for 15 minutes (I cleaned the microwave while it was sitting).
Run hot water for 30 - 60 seconds.
And that's it! In less than 20 minutes, I had a sparkling clean microwave and an unclogged tub. Couldn't believe how easy it was!