Dirty Microwave…. Clean it up with Vinegar


Our microwave always seems to get dirty and stay dirty because we never seem to clean it when we make a mess. Today I was doing some research to try and find an easy way to clean our microwave. One item seemed to always pop up to help clean the microwave and that was vinegar. I felt really dumb for not thinking about it before because I use vinegar all the time to clean many different things around the house, and in cloth diaper laundry.

To clean your microwave all you will need it a measuring cup, water, vinegar, and a wash cloth.DSC01754

All you need to do is combine 1.5 cups of water and .5 cup of vinegar into a measuring cup, sit it in your microwave and microwave it for 6 to 10 mins.

Our microwave was pretty dirty so I set the microwave for 8 mins.

After the microwave timer goes off, be careful and take out the measuring cup. CAUTION: It will be HOT!  Take a wet wash cloth and wipe down your microwave. You shouldn’t have to use a lot of elbow grease, if so put the measuring cup back in the microwave and set the timer for little longer.

Once you have wiped it all down, you’re done!

Tip: I dipped my wash cloth into the vinegar and water solution and wiped down the microwave. DSC01756


Best Stain Remover & Energy Saver… The Sun!

When I first started cloth diapering I would dry everything in the dryer. This was a fast way to get my cloth diapers dry so that I could use them since I didn’t have very many diapers to start out with. It only took one time for me to ruin a diaper to vow I would never put my covers and shells into the dryer again! My covers and shells are now always hung up to dry either inside or outside.

Hanging your clothes and diapers outside to dry helps save your money, remove stains from whites and naturally sanitize them. The sun has great powers besides just burning your skin on a hot summer day.

Cloth Diapers Hanging Outside

Cloth Diapers Hanging Outside

If you have any tough stains on your cloth diapers I always suggest putting them out in the sun. The key to getting the stain out is to make sure that your diapers are wet. All you have to do next is put them in a sunny area and leave them. It is really neat to take a before and after picture of your diapers to see the power of the sun.  If your stain doesn’t come out the first time, wet your diaper and leave it out again, just repeat the process until the stain has disappeared.

This past weekend I didn’t have any diapers that had been stained, so I don’t have a before or after picture. As soon as this happens I will write an updated post about it promise!

Do you like hanging your clothes or diapers out to dry? How has your luck been sunning your diapers?