Nothing beats soap and water

May 19, 2021
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By Julie Short

Mansfield Record

We have talked about how great the new and improved cleaners can be, but let's be honest, nothing beats good old soap and water. Soap and water work better than hand sanitizer to remove the coronavirus because soap disrupts sticky bonds and the virus slides right off. Hand sanitizer can’t do that. - uchealth.org.

Sometimes different things will stand out to me in cleaning. For some reason lately, the gunk stuck in the trash can after dumping it is really getting to me. I keep avoiding cleaning the cans because it is disgusting, but I am going to have to break down and do it (or buy new trash cans, LOL).

Once everything is cleared out of the can, run some HOT, HOT water with a little dishwashing soap. Rinse the can after a few minutes of soaking. If you really want to kick it up a notch pour in some undiluted, distilled white vinegar to deodorize the can. Dry it completely before putting it back in place.

There, don't you feel better now? Thanks for letting me vent about cleaning. It can sound like a small thing but the great thing about the simple tasks of cleaning is that you can do them at any time and it gives you a great feeling of accomplishment.

Happy cleaning, everyone!

Julie Short has been married to her husband, Stoney, since 1997. She is currently working on a series of books known as Julie’s Simple Solutions. She is a Mansfield resident, business owner and member of the Mansfield City Council.

Find her book “Cleaning Your House in Minutes a Day” here.

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