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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Works for me Wednesday


It's time for another Wednesday tip. To see what tips some other bloggers are sharing, stop at We are THAT Family.
My tip involves your dishwasher. I don't know about you, but sometimes mine can get a little stale smelling. I recently read a tip about making it smell fresh again. I tried it and it worked!
When the dishwasher is empty, run it for about 30 seconds, then pour in 1 cup baking soda. Let stand overnight, then restart. It will be clean and fresh smelling!

16 comments:

Karin said...

Shall have to give that a try. I've always run an empty cycle with a cup or two of vinegar and that took care of things.

Pat said...

Good idea...and easy on the purse!

Brooke said...

baking soda and vinegar are the two catch all cleaners aren't they? my dishwasher is practically new, but i'll file this one away. :) thanks

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Mari Sweetie...
I haven't heard that one before. You can bet I will be giving that a try. I love the clean smell that baking soda leaves behind. I'll let you know how it goes, I will give it a try soon. (When I don't have a load full).

Hope you are well sweet friend. Thanks again for the tip. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Good tip!

Heather said...

I am definitely trying this tip - if I can get my dishwasher empty long enough! ;)

Connie said...

Again the good ole baking soda comes to help. Good plan.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the tip. I use baking soda for a lot of things around the house and leaves a clean scent.
It is sure easy on the pocket too.
Have a great day.

septembermom said...

Oh, I really needed that tip! I'm doing it tonight.

Mari, thanks so much for your friendship, support and advice during my husband's job hunt. We're a little battle weary now, but we're trying to regroup and figure something out. I know we will get something one way or the other :) Thanks again. Hugs!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Great tip! I'll have to figure out when it won't back our dishes up too much!

Sandra said...

Thanks for the tip Mari! I love the one you gave about the cleaner/window cleaner using the alchohol and amonia. I use it ALL the time now!

Penny said...

Thank you for sharing!!! I'm going to use this tip tonight!! =D

2Thinks said...

Well this would be a good distraction of a fix for a problem much bigger over here. You see, my dishes come out scummier than when they went in. I need a new dishwasher sooo bad. But I will try your tip, just for something new to try. Thanks! :)

Jenny the Pirate said...

That's a great idea and I'm going to do it! Baking soda is a wonder substance. Thanks for reminding me, Mari!

Rachelle said...

I'm gonna try this! Thanks!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

What a great tip! Baking soda works wonders for smells, doesn't it? We use Baking Soda to wash our dishes often and I love it here and there. Cheaper too!

Come on and visit my Organized Mess some day, won't you?

Happy Friday!