If you’ve been to one of my seminars you know how I’ve told everyone about the virtues of disposable foam paint brushes. They’re so inexpensive that they’re almost free. They’re available anywhere paint is sold – including craft stores and departments. In the seminars I mention how they’re perfect for cleaning louvered doors and shutters, horizontal blinds, window and closet tracks. What a wonderful job they do on the dashboard! Those little sponges get into all the crevices, vents and recesses on a dashboard and make the car look like it’s just been detailed. I have a blender with individual buttons that stick up and gunk gets in between the buttons. Well, the sponges fit perfectly in those little spaces and clean up the mess. So – whenever you’ve got a small space and can’t find the right tool to get to it – think about using a disposable foam paint brush. Oh, almost forgot, they’re good for dusting pleated lampshades, t00.
I always say that the more you use them, the more things you can think of to use them for. Case in point. I was cooking away at the stove the other day and noticed that there were splatters on the side of the stove and the side of the counter top (in those gaps between the stove and the counter). Well, I didn’t have time (or the desire) to move out the stove to get it cleaned. Out came the paint brushes. They’re sponges, after all, so you can get them wet, use detergent – whatever. Made easy work of the job. I love those things!
Speaking of sponges, my utility closet always has a supply of Magic Erasers. I never let myself run out of them. Pinterest has a gold mine of useful suggestions for Magic Erasers. Also, if you go to Mr. Clean’s clean book (www.mrclean/cleanbook) – they have many before and after photos showing how to clean things you probably never even thought of. Those erasers really did a number on all my baking pans that have been used and abused for years. Last thing I used them on -the hubcaps on the van. Amazing!