Let me just preface this by saying, “I am not a clean freak.” Not that I think that’s a BAD thing! Honestly, I could use a little more of that particular kind of freakiness. But lately, I can’t stop cleaning stuff! :-) I don’t really plan it out. I’ll just notice something that I’ve probably overlooked (or tried to ignore) a thousand times before and suddenly I’ll have to clean it! Right then, right there. And since it doesn’t happen probably nearly as often as it should…I try to go with it when the urge strikes!
Witness this afternoon. I was working on the MILLION and one things I need to get done before the Open House for my son and his new bride next Saturday, when I noticed the faucet handle in my bathroom that today seemed particularly yucky! I swear, I clean my bathroom sink on a fairly regular basis, but after awhile, make-up and hair spray seem to combine to form an almost impenetrable film on everything around my sink. I have wiped this particular faucet knob a million times, but the make-up/hairspray gunk refuses to budge. For some inexplicable reason, today is the day I decided enough was enough.
I went to the cupboard under my kitchen sink where I now keep a supply of my favorite “miracle cleaner” (it’s just baking soda and peroxide but “miracle cleaner” sounds more impressive.) The “paste” was all dried out since my last cleaning attack…but a couple squirts of peroxide and it was ready to go! (I took a picture of my little bowl, but for some reason it didn’t turn out.)
First, I worked on the faucet.
Second, I decided to attack the crease around the sink edge that also collects that stubborn-to-remove make-up/hairspray gunk.
Third, my eye was drawn into that corner that never seems to quite get completely clean. Mostly because it’s a corner…and it’s trickier to get in there and get the gunk.
Many, many other tasks demanded my attention today….so I decided to call that good, for now. That was until I moved my Chi hair straightener out of it’s usual place (while I was cleaning) and saw the horrible “burney spot” that’s been there for a couple of years now.
I think you can surmise what happened here. I assure you, I have tried and tried and tried to get that stuff off (mainly because of the dirty looks I get from the hubster each time he notices it), but NOTHINGhas worked. I seriously doubted even my “miracle cleaner” was going to have a chance here….but you know I had to try.
Ummmm…..hello! Within SECONDS of applying and rubbing with my fingers…..it was gone!
No kidding. Pinky Swear. I actually laughed out loud for real and summoned the hubster immediately.
I think his exact words were, “No way!” WAY!!
So, that was my afternoon. When I SHOULD have been sewing, baking, shopping and planning for next Saturday’s celebration….I was cleaning my bathroom sink and giggling like a school girl over it.
Life is never what I expect…..and I wouldn’t change a thing! :-)
UPDATE: 11/26/2011: Today I am saddened to report that I discovered something my “miracle cleaner” could NOT clean in the bathroom. :-((( I used this to deep-clean our bathtub today…and had high hopes it could work on the badly hard-water stained tub jets. While I WAS able to get a LOT of the gunk off…the plaster-like hard water deposits would not budge! Of course I am working on formulating a NEW plan to attack THOSE!