I’m going to start off this post with a confession….I am not the best housekeeper.  I do have one strong point.  I keep things tidy.  I’m a minimalist and don’t like clutter so keeping things tidy is easy for me.  But actual cleaning?  It’s not my thing.  I don’t enjoy it and I don’t have a very good eye for it.  That may sound like a lame excuse but it’s true.  My husband can detail a room better than Alice on The Brady Bunch.  Seriously.  He’s great at it.  I just don’t have that vision.  Or motivation.

When I hear about a great cleaning short cut, I’m all about it.  This microwave trick is awesome.  I can’t believe how well it works.  Basically, it steams up the microwave, loosens up the nastiness and makes it super easy to wipe down.  Give it a shot.  You will be amazed.   In fact, if you’re like me, having this trick in your arsenal might even help you to clean your microwave more than once a year.

Easy Steam Clean Your Microwave

  1. Fill a bowl with water.
  2. Add 4 drops of lemon essential oil.
  3. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or more.
  4. The microwave has been “steam-cleaned.” Wipe down with a damp cloth.

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