Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's the little things

This is a trivial post, so proceed with that knowledge.

It seems inevitable. I use a dishcloth and a scrubby sponge in the kitchen, and I dutifully wring them out and set them to dry after every use. I get icked out by the thought of either sitting there, soaking wet and breeding bacteria. And the sponge in the breakroom sink at work? Forget it. I take my dirty dishes home.

Anyway, the cloths and the sponge eventually get that weird smell to them. I toss the sponge and replace it with a new one, but washing the rags eventually doesn't help. It must have been Pinterest that gave me the idea, but I took big pot, filled it most of the way with hot tap water, added a cup and a half of white vinegar and all the cloths, and let it sit for an hour. I then washed all the cloths in the washing machine. And you know what? It seems to have helped. pH changes or something...
Yep, it's the little things.

In other news, my back pain continues to be gone and I couldn't be happier about that. I realized how much the worry over it was eating at me and feel like a weight has been lifted.

In other other news, I am headed back to Las Vegas in a couple of months, this time for my brother's 50th birthday. We all had so much fun at my SIL's (his wife's) Vegas celebration last year, we're back for more. Found a cheap (relatively) place to stay downtown, and am looking forward to it.


  1. I am with you on the slimy dish cloths. I knit my own and after a while that cotton is gross! I do the same thing - buy my white vinegar by the gallon and use it on everything! Glad your back pain had a fairly quick fix.

    1. Yes! I've got a few I've made, and picked up a bunch from a garage sale that someone else made. I don't have the heart to turn them into rags without trying something.

  2. Put your stinky sponge in the microwave on high for about a minute, then give it a good rinse. This is a quick way to kill the bacteria and hence the smell.

    1. Ha! I used to do that until that treatment burned one badly and it smelled awful.


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