It sounds funny that you have clean a machine designed for cleaning, but the washer does need some love. Detergent and grime build up on the drum over time.
Luckily, it's pretty easy to clean. Dump a couple cups of vinegar with a little bit of lemon juice (for smell) into the washing machine and set to the hottest cycle. While the washer is running, wipe down the exterior with a mixture of vinegar and water.
After the cycle is completed, clean the detergent, bleach, and fabric softener dispensers with the same mixture.
Commented on Mar 19, 2013
Think I would go with Lavender scent, instead of lemon! Except...... the MEN wouldn't like
Here's a simple way to clean a smooth stovetop using baking soda and a wet soapy towel. I've done this several times and it really does work!
Commented on Jan 30, 2013
This is for Linda M. Believe it or not...... for baked on "stuff" on your stove, you use a
single edge razor blade. ( not an old one, it will scratch) when I bought my stove, that's what the book said. I have never had a problem, or scratches. The baked on stuff will get worse, the more you cook on it!
I absolutely love this idea. Your children are growing up and it may be hard for you to throw their old bed. Rather than stowing it away in an attic, because you just can't part with
it, re-purpose it into a fabulous bench! This can be done with any size bed, but is probably easiest with a twin. Use the headboard as the back of your bench and then cut the footboard to make the both sides. Build the bench part in and . . . voila! A great re-purposed heirloom.
Commented on Jan 19, 2013
This is REALLY great! Will be looking for an old bed at thrift stores to make this for the summer!