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Here are ten money and time saving tips to help you in your kitchen.

1. Use those leftover slivers of soap to cut expenses! Cut a small
pocket in a sponge and place small slivers of leftover soap into it
for a sudsy washing sponge.

2. Hold a scouring pad underneath a sponge when scrubbing. This will give you a better grip and protect your hands.

3. Save time on the dinner dishes. Before serving dinner, run a sink full of very hot soapy water. When everyone is finished eating dinner, tell them to wash and rinse their own plate.

4. Use a paint scraper or putty knife to remove baked on or cemented goo from stovetops, countertops or floors.

5. Use a toothbrush to scrub hard to reach surfaces such as behind and on faucets.

6. Baking soda makes an excellent scouring powder.

7. By keeping a spoon rest on the stove, you'll avoid a lot of messy clean-ups.

8. Place sticky (honey, syrup, molasses and oil) containers on
plastic lids in the cupboard or fridge to avoid sticky messes.

9. To get odors out of plastic containers, place crumpled newspaper inside the container and seal it overnight.

10. Keep a fillable wand near the kitchen sink and when you have a few spare minutes, wash a few dishes with the wand. This may help you cut down on doing full loads of dishes.

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Just wondering here...do you think that dove soap slivers would be okay to wash dishes with? Do you think that it is the same stuff that we squirt out with dishsoap???
 

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"Save time on the dinner dishes. Before serving dinner, run a sink full of very hot soapy water. When everyone is finished eating dinner, tell them to wash and rinse their own plate."

I can hardly get them to put them near the sink.........

Robin, dove it pretty gentle and pure........
 

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smnoel said:
Here are ten money and time saving tips to help you in your kitchen.

1. Use those leftover slivers of soap to cut expenses! Cut a small
pocket in a sponge and place small slivers of leftover soap into it
for a sudsy washing sponge.
I don't know if I could do this. I don't think our household soap would work or be ok to use on dishes.
 

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I put those slivers of soap in the toilet brush container with water. I have one in each bathroom, and it makes it very easy to swish out the toilet in a hurry. I learned this from the cleaning lady at the hospital I used to work at.
 

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That's okay pip. That's a great tip and safer if the baby finds the toilet brush :rolleyes: I'm going to do that.
 

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Some great ideas - thanks!
 
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