Thursday, August 2, 2012

Removing stains (aka I'm a Clutz)

This is the second day in a row that has been a two shirt day for me since I keep spilling on myself as soon as I get dressed. First, there was the butter spatter while making cherry almond muffins. (OMG, 1/2 t. almond extract and a drained pint of home canned cherries added to any basic muffin recipe - excellent. Don't forget to drink the leftover juice too!) Today, coffee.

So, tips I've been dredging up from my memory or finding on the internet

Coffee - rub with ice. Keep rubbing with ice until it disappears. It's so much fun watching this happen that I'm sometimes almost tempted to spill coffee on something just so I can perform this magic trick.

Grease - scrub with dish soap, rinse with white vinegar, repeat as needed (still waiting for it to dry to see how well this one worked, so far it looks good.)

Berries and Grapes - pour boiling water over it until it disappears - another magic trick.

Please add any of your favorite cleaning tricks in the comments below because who knows what I'll manage to spill tomorrow?!