Spring has got me like….
Okay, its that time again! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and you’re in full-blown clean-it mode. I know the feeling, I love that feeling. Being productive makes me so happy. Use these spring cleaning tips for the dishwasher to help bring a fresh start to your home.
Okay, you guys I’ll admit it – I heart my dishwasher! I can’t be the only weirdo who has a favorite appliance? Anybody else have a crush on one of their appliances? I know you guys are all raising a hand in your mind. Over the years I have found some great uses for this hard working machine.
10 things to wash in your dishwasher when spring cleaning.
#1 Floor vents or registers. You just pop these bad boys out and pop them in the dishwasher and poof all the dirt and grim gone. Be sure to vacuum out the vent hole also.
#2 Light fixture globes. I just take them all down, dust any large dust, or gross bugs and such out. Then pop in the dishwasher
#3 Switchplate covers- I always do this when I have them off if painting a room.
#4 Scrubbers and Sponges- Helps to keep them from smelling mildewy and gives them a longer life. Just pop in the top rack during a regular cleaning cycle.
#5 Plastic toys, – I found this little nugget at A Step in the Journey blog. See Laura Beth’s Post for the full instructions.
#6 Knobs and door handles. If you have any easy to remove handles or knobs this works well. I usually do this when I have knobs off for painting.
#7 Refrigerator drawers and shelves- if they’ll fit.
#8 Dustpan and vacuum attachments. – don’t forget to clean the things that do the cleaning.
#9 Exhaust fan filters and household grates. I put the two under my vent/microwave. It magically removed the grease and grim buildup.
#10 Toothbrush holders and toothbrushes.
#11 Potatoes- I know right? But, who loves to scrub potatoes- not me. They say it works pretty well. I haven’t actually tried it but ran across this post at Heavenly Homemakers. It looks like it would be great if cooking for a large crowd.
#12 Baseball caps. If you’re worried about them keeping their shape you can use one of those things that look like a cage for the hat, find it here. When I washed these two I just popped them on the top rack and used my Cascade dishwashing soap.
See- not too shabby! I’m sure there are many more uses for this great machine. These are just a few I have found to be useful. Tell me what time-saving tricks you use your dishwasher for.
Whelp see ya!