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evelester
02-16-2009, 01:10:08 PM
I need to do some DEEP cleaning, you know, the little things that get overlooked. So I started a series on my blog where I am going to pick one thing, like today it is the microwave, I am going to take before and after pictures and I encourage you to too! I would love to have a collection of pictures of your before/after microwaves! I already have mine up!

Join in here (http://dillydesigns.com/2009/02/16/i-present-you-with-a-challenge/) (blog approved by mods already)

We can keep up here too, wherever you prefer! I am at both places all day! LOL But I would LOVE some comments on the post too :biggrin:

EDIT: Day 2 is up- clean out a junk drawer!! (http://dillydesigns.com/2009/02/17/spring-cleaning-challenge-2-junk-drawer/)

jillibean_1978
02-16-2009, 01:15:36 PM
Hmmm. I NEED to clean mine too. But I have no clue how to upload pictures lol

So I'll go clean it. :) Make sure these "jobs" stay little. lol j/k

stacyloucks
02-16-2009, 01:21:45 PM
Alright, I'm in!

mzbeers
02-16-2009, 01:29:47 PM
Mine needs to be cleaned as well. Nice job BTW - looks great!

puakinikini
02-16-2009, 01:35:08 PM
I cleaned my microwave really good last weekend - and I have to admit it was gross. I think it, along with the toaster oven, often get overlooked.

Jenn8702
02-16-2009, 01:35:23 PM
I saw you said to put a wet sponge inside and heat it up. this may work, but you take a chance in the sponge starting on fire. A possibly better and cheaper idea you might want to try. Cut a lemon in 1/2, put in a microsafe bowl/measuring cup. Put in some water... 2 cups ought to work. Enough to float the 1/2 lemon. Turn the microwave on for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. once the microwave beeps, let it sit with the door closed for another 10-15 minutes. The water will make the grease, grime ect just slide right off. The lemon will make it smell fresh. HTH

evelester
02-16-2009, 01:35:27 PM
thanks!! It literally took like 5-10 minutes, and thats just because I was so slow and took a break after spraying it!

The jobs will stay small- dont worry! LOL

feel free to link to a picture at flickr or something on the blog if you want me to upload them to the post for ya!

evelester
02-16-2009, 01:36:24 PM
GREAT idea!! I bet that would smell MUCH better than old sponge and bleach! Thanks!!


I saw you said to put a wet sponge inside and heat it up. this may work, but you take a chance in the sponge starting on fire. A possibly better and cheaper idea you might want to try. Cut a lemon in 1/2, put in a microsafe bowl/measuring cup. Put in some water... 2 cups ought to work. Enough to float the 1/2 lemon. Turn the microwave on for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. once the microwave beeps, let it sit with the door closed for another 10-15 minutes. The water will make the grease, grime ect just slide right off. The lemon will make it smell fresh. HTH

Kristen.C
02-16-2009, 03:11:49 PM
This is a neat idea!

mzbeers
02-16-2009, 03:59:12 PM
I did it, and I took pics, but I'm unable to post them here, I guess it's too many MP's??

wannabefree
02-16-2009, 04:58:09 PM
Great idea! Thanks for making us think about spring cleaning!!

evelester
02-16-2009, 05:45:43 PM
try imageshack . com then paste the URL here or in the comments, that way you dont have to worry about MP's

shelleyf
02-16-2009, 08:57:15 PM
I don't do spring cleaning. I clean everything all the time. The microwave gets cleaned all day every day. I can't stand a dirty microwave. If you clean it every time you use it it doesn't get very dirty. I learned alot of tips to get cleaning done quickly.

evelester
02-17-2009, 10:47:02 AM
thanks yall! Don't forget pictures- and I have day two posted here (http://dillydesigns.com/2009/02/17/spring-cleaning-challenge-2-junk-drawer/)- clean out a junk drawer!