Clean Chandelier Hack

Have you ever turned on the light in your room and everything appeared dim?My first thought is to check to see if anything is wrong with lightbulbs and to my surprise I see all of the build up that has began to accrue on the chandelier crystal drops.

Now, this is a task I avoid at all cost, cleaning the crystal drops.Although cleaning light fixtures are on my cleaning list, it’s something I skip over or surface clean until it get’s notably icky.I’ll look up at the chandelier then, look away, up at the chandelier and then walk right off. lol

But one day… while in the kitchen I looked at the dishwasher and that BIG’ OLE light bulb went off in my head.

PUT THEM IN THE DISHWASHER!

YES!

But before I tossed them all in the dishwasher and experience a total ruin and have to purchase all new ones, I did a test run.I took 3 pieces and ran them through a cycle to see how they hold up.I place two in the utensil holder and one on the top rack.

To my amazement they came out Cleznene! (clean in my Snoop Dog voice)

I also plan on using this technique with my ceiling fixture light domes as well. Now, depending on which room of the house the chandelier drops or light fixture domes are located, you may have minimum to maximum build up.For instance, my light comes in the kitchen get maximum grease build up quickly because they’re in the kitchen and I cook A LOT.In this case you may not have the same results.

What to do?

Soak chandelier drops or lobes first, remove excess dirt or grease and then place them in the dishwasher.

Now, let’s clean the chandelier drops.

  1. Remove chandelier drops.
  2. Check for excess dirt or grease build up.
  3. Pretreat any area that has excessive build up with some dish soap and remove it with some elbow grease and a towel.
  4. Place in the dishwasher.I placed mine on the top rack because the heating coil to dry the dishes are under the bottom rack.
  5. When load is complete, remove and dry with a towel.
  6. Place them back on the chandelier or light fixture.

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Home & Garden: Benefits of Making Your Bed EVERY Morning

There’s benefits to that? Yep.

Not sure if I told this story before, but I never thought that there were actual benefits of making your bed every morning.  As a child and teen I had absolutely no interest in making my bed.  I that it was a waste of time.  Why fix something that will be messed up at the end of the day, right? Wrong.  My grandma always made her bed every morning.  When I went over to visit the room I slept in, I was expected to make the bed every morning.  I remember her telling me that if I wasn’t going to make the bed, close the door.  Well, when I made it a habit of closing the door, she said, “Make the bed.”

When I moved into my first apartment I never made the bed.  Maybe if I was having company, but it wasn’t a habit for me.  Even after getting married, I didn’t make the bed. Until about 4 to 5 years ago.  It was a time in my life that I was seeking to learn how to take care of my home and make it comfortable for me and my family.

Once I began this habit of making my bed, I realized that there were actually benefits to this thing.  Benefits!

1. Makes your bedroom inviting.  Doesn’t mean that it’ll invite you to jump in the bed.  But each time you walk in your room throughout the day it doesn’t feel dreadful.

2. Makes you happy. Might seem crazy what I’m about to say, but I feel happy after my bed is made and on track to begin the other tasks I have for the day. The flipside of it is that oftentimes my husband gets up after me. If he lingers too long in the bed… I want to roll him out -_-. Don’t judge me.

3. Helps accomplish other tasks. The say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although I may not eat it every morning, I do know that when I do, I’m not hungry and eating all day. The same with making our bed. It’s the most important task of a homemaker. Once accomplished, you can conquer the world.

I’m sure my grandma never thought something so simple as having me make my bed every morning will be so impactful. Be that as it may, it was. Extremely impactful and I hope one day it’ll impact my children like it did me.

Do you make your bed every morning?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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