Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June's Declutter & Organize Challenge :: Day 12 & Cleaning Tip #7

Declutter & Organize Challenge!

One of my favorite bloggers is at it again! Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom has offered her readers a 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home printable checklist to go along with her recent blog series. You can visit Crystal's blog and either subscribe to her 4 week challenge to receive daily emails or read through each of her individual posts.

Throughout the month, I'll be completing Crystal's 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home with several of my friends and readers. I'll list each challenge daily on Texas Homemaking, as well as via Twitter and Facebook. I'll post before/after pics of a few of the tasks - as long as you all promise not to judge me too harshly if things might get a little chaotic.

Challenge #12 - Clean out the microwave and the stove top!

Every Friday, I scrub out the microwave. However, after searching on Pinterest for some new microwave tips, I wanted to share my new favorite with you.

Cleaning Tip #7 : The Lemon Method

First, cut a lemon in half. Place it cut-side down on a plate; add one tablespoon of water to the plate. Then, microwave the lemon dish for three minutes. Wipe down the microwave with a towel and wash the rotating plate. Don't forget to wipe down the inner glass door as well as the outside of your microwave.

Don't throw away your lemon if you have a garbage disposal; lemons make great disposal cleaners!

I clean my glass stove top everyday - usually after the elements have cooled. I swear by Weiman's glass cook top formula and a simple kitchen rag. If things are looking really bad, I use Weiman's red scrub pad to help with burnt residue.



  1. I accepted this challenge...and completed it! I didn't have a lemon, so I used 3 tablespoons lemon juice. It worked like a charm! Thanks for the tip!

  2. That's great! I couldn't believe how easy everything came off the microwave, and how clean it looks! Glad it helped : )