Today my husband and I spent a good part of our afternoon cleaning the house and just generally straightening up. We had let things go for a while (do you ever do that?) and it was past time to get our act together.
Now I know that in the past I’ve written about keeping up with the cleaning and doing a little bit at a time, but there are times when I don’t follow my own advice. I’m human and I have ADHD, just like you.
So, the microwave and the epiphany.
My microwave was really gross. (I should have taken a picture- sorry.)
A while back – I’m not going to say how far – my daughter was eating a lot of soup, sometimes twice in one day. And because she never covered the bowl, the microwave got hit with lots of splashes. That stayed on the microwave and got nuked over and over.
Today I decided to clean it.
Cue the epiphany.
A “normal ” person would wipe out the microwave as soon as the mess was made, or at least as soon as they saw it.
I open the microwave, see the mess, sigh, and then proceed to heat up my own stuff.
In other words, I ignore it.
Isnt that what we all do? We ignore stuff until we can’t ignore it anymore.
Learn to get on things the minute they happen and your life will change.
Oh, and the best and easiest way to clean that crusty microwave?
Start by getting any loose crumbs out.
Spray the inside generously with water.
Fill a coffee cup with water and place it in the microwave.
Nuke for 2-3 minutes or until the water boils.
Let it sit for a minute or so, then wipe out the inside. Mine was clean after the wipe down.
Even better? It’s sanitized too, and for next to nothing.