As part of my morning routine, I eat a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I don’t exactly measure the water that I put in the bowl. I usually can see what looks just right! But sometimes I have too much water in the bowl and the oatmeal ends up overflowing onto the microwave glass tray.
No big deal. If I do it right then, I can easily clean up that mess in less than 15 seconds.
Or I can decide I don’t have time. I will clean it up later in the day or tomorrow. But what usually happens it that I forget all about it until I want to use the microwave again. Then I am greeted with a mess that is almost like concrete! And I realize that neglected messes always take longer to clean.
The simple solution? Decide to clean it now! Fresh spills are always easier and quicker to clean. Make it a habit to save time by tending to the mess or problem right when it happens. Make it a habit to quickly wipe out the microwave each time you wipe the kitchen counter. That should only take about 1 minute out of your day!
Here is an easy way to refresh a splattered and messy microwave:
- Pour about 2 cups of water into a glass bowl.
- Add some lemon juice or vinegar, if you prefer.
- Heat for 3 minutes to create steam in the microwave.
- Let set for 2 minutes. Carefully remove the water.
- Easily wipe out the microwave.
What quick mess can you clean up today?