I hate to clean.
But I hate having a messy house even more.
Especially if it’s s-t-i-c-k-y.
The easiest way for me to clean QUICKLY is with Lysol Wipes.
(I only wish they were paying me for this advertising plug! But nope, I’m plugging for free ’cause I love ’em!)
One thing that drives me batty though is that the wipes always seem a little too dry. So here’s the easiest way to solve that delima – and I *always* do this, no matter what.
Store them upside down!
(Just make sure the lid is securely closed)
It seems so obvious now, doesn’t it? It took me years to figure this out. Dur!
When you always keep them upside down, the Lysol solution drains to the top of the container so when you flip them over to use them, the top ones that you pull out are nice and moist!
I store all my wipes containers upside down. If you ever come to my house and look through my cabinets, you will find that all my products in jars are stored upside down.
Call me crazy, but it works. And if you try it, you will never go back!
It also works great to store diaper wipes packages or any other package with wipes in it. When my kids were babies you would never find a package of diaper wipes sitting upside-up. And if anyone ever comes to my house and flips my stuff around, I immediately flip it upside down again.
This trick isn’t just for wipes though. I keep lots of things upside down. Work WITH gravity, not against it!
Peanut butter. We eat only all-natural peanut butter in our house. And anyone who eats all-natural peanut butter knows that unless it’s refrigerated (which isn’t necessary until after you open it) the peanut oil pools on the top of the jar.
But if you store your unopened peanut butter upside down, that oil pools at the bottom of the jar making it MUCH EASIER to stir when you open it!
And last but not least, canned goods!
Yes, I buy that crap for my kids. And yes, I store it upside down!
When you open a can of ravioli or spaghetti-ohs, all the noodles stick to the bottom of the can and then you have to get a scraper to get them all out – so annoying!
But if you store those cans upside down, when you flip them right-side up to open them, all those noodles are now at the top and the sauce is at the bottom! Brilliant, right?!
So when you dump the can into a bowl, it comes out nice and smooth like dog food or cranberry sauce. No more scraping!
Next time you’re using wipes, or peanut butter, or canned goods, or diaper wipes, let gravity do all the hard work for you. Flip those suckers upside down!
It’s such an easy solution, and takes no additional time out of your day, but it really makes life so much easier.
It’s the little things in life that make me happy!