Tuesday, April 5, 2016

That one thing...

...you know...that blown light bulb, the squeaky door, the utensil drawer, the grotty washing machine, the bathroom cupboard/cabinet, the spare room (oh, horrors!). These are all that #onething that really don't take a lot of time to fix, it's just that we never get around to it like we should!
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Blogger Babymac, Beth McDonald, tackles these #onething's every week.  If you only get #onething done each week, that's okay but if you do more, hooray!
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Here's the link to her latest #one thing and if you go to her Search bar on the right and type in #onething, it will bring up all of her posts. Some might be of interest and get that spark going!
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I started my #onething yesterday when Beth was talking about tax time and how she hates it.  Me too! I plan to do my #onething in only one hour, hopefully each day, between 8.30 and 9.30am. After that I need to get in the shower and off to work.
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So I got out our files and organised them, making sure all copies of accounts and bank records were there as needed.  I discovered many bank statements missing so I got online and downloaded and printed them off.  I am now 9 months up to date so the task won't be so big after June 30th.
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This, I am embarrassed to say, it my washing machine.  How can it get so grotty so quick, as I know I have cleaned it since Christmas!  Disgusting!
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Out came the Miracle Spray - I sprayed the inner drum as this cuts through soap scum buildup...
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If you haven't made up a batch of Miracle Spray then stop what you are doing and do it!  This stuff is fantastic.  It cuts grease like nobody's business and smell nice and is soft on your hands and it makes your rings sparkle too!
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http://www.debtfreecashedupandlaughing.com.au/2012/05/miracle-spray.html
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Then I set it for a hot wash and threw in a great big slosh 2 cups of cheap vinegar and let it go until it was nearly ready to drain...
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This vinegar is about $2-3 a bottle...
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Okay, so the Miracle Spray and vinegar have sloshed around in the hot water, now it's time to get into all the nooks and crannies with a toothbrush, scourer and sponge...
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Horror!  This is what I dislodged from under that rim! Yikes!
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Once I'd wiped all that scum crap away and had it looking nice, I dropped the lid and let it finish the wash with the inner bits getting a wash too then let it spin away the hot, dirty water and fill for a cold rinse.  I added another slosh of vinegar to this...
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One hour later   ...   Et voila! Sparkling clean!
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Ta dah!
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Like brand new again...now I need to put this #onething in my diary for 3 months time...
Lather, rinse, repeat...
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Tidy laundry and oh, so clean washing machine, gotta be happy with that!
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My #onething for tomorrow is my utensil drawer... 

Cheers - Joolz xx

3 comments:

  1. I'm inspired, I'm going to give that a try on my washing machine, I've tried everything else to get it clean.

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  2. You are on a roll, Joolz! I have a front loader which needs a clean too.

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  3. Looks good Julie. Nice to get those pesky odd jobs crossed off the to do list.

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