Friday, July 02, 2010

Learning New Things

The other day I complained about the humidity and 'the smell' that sets in my dish rags whenever it gets warm.  And last night I learned how to take care of 'the smell'--put it in the dishwasher.  I know I've read about putting your kitchen sponge or scrubbers in the dishwasher, but it just never occurred to me to do the same with the dish rag.  And yet, I did it last night and the results are GREAT!  The dish rag came out clean and smelling fresh.  Who would have thought?  Obviously, not me.  :D


(This is one of those posts that make people who hate blogs bang their heads on their desks.  I agree--this WAS a waste of brain cells to write AND read.  :D)

6 comments:

ordinaryjanet said...

Every once in a while I soak the dishrag and the sponge and the sink mat in a dishpan of bleach water. We don't have a dishwasher, so this works pretty good. It's the stink on the hand towels in the kitchen that's the worst.

cmk said...

For some reason or another, the bleach-soak isn't working for too long for me. Maybe I'm not soaking long enough...

ordinaryjanet said...

maybe it's the fabric that holds the smell in-like, inferior cotton or something.

I let 'em soak in bleach for at least 15 minutes. The bleach smell is annoying, so it's best if you crack the kitchen window open.

cmk said...

Yeah, I definitely don't soak for long enough.

ordinaryjanet said...

another solution is to just throw 'em out and get new ones! ;-)

cmk said...

That pretty much sums up what I HAVE been doing. But, now that I've found a good pattern to crochet my own, I hate to waste the time making them and then have to throw them out, instead of WEAR them out. :D