Cleaning With a Coffee Container

Spring is right around the corner and so is spring cleaning. I was raised, that when you clean something, you get the cleaning bucket. You fill the cleaning bucket with warm water and then pour in the cleaner. Perhaps there is a better way!

To save money on cleaning products look at the manufacturers direction and used the advised amount of cleaner per gallon of water. Measuring saves money!

My daughter had this idea. For smaller jobs use less cleaner by filling a coffee container with warm water and using a fraction of what you would put in a bucket of water. If you are like me or my daughter, you may only have time to clean for an hour or even a half hour. That is okay. Doing a little bit at a time is better than putting off til tomorrow what should be done today.  You do not need a full bucket of steaming water to clean one cabinet or the refrigerator.

Sometimes I only have time to clean one shelf in a cabinet during the evening.  I grab an empty coffee container fill it halfway with warm water and then add a little wood cleaning detergent. I empty the dishes from the shelf into the dishwasher. I wipe the ceiling of the cabinet, the three walls of the cabinet. If there is a reusable shelf liner, I put that in another coffee container with some warm water and dish detergent to soak. Later I wash it out and then hang it over the shower head to dry if it is winter or nighttime or outside in the summertime.

If there are dishes to be washed, I wash them and let them dry. While waiting for the shelf liner to dry, I put the clean, dry dishes on a tray which I leave on the counter or the table, out of the way. The next evening I put the clean shelf liner on the shelf and replace the clean dishes. If I still have time, I clean the next shelf.

Proverbs 18:9 says “He who is slothful in his work, Is brother to him who is a great destroyer.”

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