Joy, Joy, JOY! A major triumph in cleaning!

Okay, it’s Friday, and by all rights I am SUPPOSED TO BE cleaning my house, but I had to take a break and share this with you, my Gentle Readers. I have just now overcome a major hurdle to my happiness, found a solution to a cleaning conundrum which has been plaguing me ever since we moved into this house!

Dirty light switches. How to clean them safely? Obviously, the SAFE way would be to shut off the electricity and go from there, but I hate doing that and having to reset all the clocks in the house…so I finally figured out a relatively safe way to clean them, using a toothbrush (old one) and some multipurpose cleaner. I spray just a tiny amount of the cleaner onto the bristles of the toothbrush, and then blot most of it onto a microfiber cleaning cloth. Then I brush the daylights out of the switch. It works BEAUTIFULLY!

Switch on the left has been cleaned, and the one on the right is about to get it!

Switch on the left has been cleaned, and the one on the right is about to get it!

This is a small thing, but it’s a huge issue for me because I’ve been obsessing about it for a full year. Finally getting them cleaned up is a big triumph for me! More about cleaning and housekeeping later. Happy Friday!

P.S. Don’t go getting too excited for me yet. This is a baby step toward having a clean house again. My nightstand is covered with a thick protective layer of dust, such that I can hardly see my alarm clock.

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