Hate To Wash Dishes?

Do you hate to wash dishes? Don’t worry. Most homes and apartments have dishwashers. In fact, a lot of cookware can be put in the dishwasher.

Did you ever wonder who invented the dishwasher? It was a socialite, Josephine Garis Cochrane, who invented it in 1887. The “Cochrane Dishwasher” made its debut at Chicago’s World Fair in 1893.

Dusting Tips

Recently on the Internet, I came across an article on several ways a person is dusting the wrong way. Here are the tips to do it correctly:
1. Clean heat/air conditioning registers
2. DO NOT DRY DUST – instead spray microfiber dusters/cloths with dusting spray
3. DO NOT SPRAY ON FURNITURE – if you must do so to remove dirt, spray lightly, then go over the area with dry, clean cloth to buff to remove polish residue
4. DO NOT USE A FEATHER DUSTER – it just spreads dust from one surface to another.
5. CLEAN YOUR VACUUM FILTERS. Look up manufacturer’s directions.

Always Have More Than Enough

The last time I blogged it was about using salt melt sparingly. The reason for that is because too much can damage the cement walkways/driveway.

Another reason is to have enough to last the winter. This one has been socking us snow since December. We never know whether in this area whether it will be a mild or snowy season. So, always buy more than enough in early November. If you don’t use it all then there will be some left for the next winter.

We usually buy our ice melt from Dawn Chem, Inc. They always get a shipment every week. However, last week their delivery was late. Probably because there is a salt shortage due to the long snow season we are having.

Using Salt Sparingly

Yeah, the snow is melting with the warmer temperatures. Why am I talking about using salt sparingly? Well, too much salt can corrode the cement walkways and driveways. Also, that stuff can get in your house causing the entry and kitchen floors to get very messy.

So, it is better to use the kind that are small. And DON’T USE TOO MUCH. Make sure there is a mat behind your entry door. That way you don’t have to work so hard to keep the floors clean.