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More Stuff to Clean while You’re at Home

more stuff to clean while you're at home

Another installment of advice to help you pass the time if you are still quarantined at home. And even if you are not, you may still be able to use some of these techniques.

  • Burnt on Food – take dish soap, cream of tartar, baking soda and an old credit card. Combine equal parts of cream of tartar and baking soda in the bottom of the pan. Then add a couple drops of dish soap and enough water to make a runny paste that will cover the burnt areas. Let soak and then scrub off with the credit card. Bet you thought I was going to say, “if it didn’t come clean, use the credit card to buy a new one.” LOL.
  • Cast Iron Pans – add a ¼ cup of kosher salt to the pan and scrub with hot water. Once you get it clean you will have to re-season the pan. This is a deep clean method. To re-season, heat the pan until water dances on it and then remove from heat and coat lightly with oil.
  • Cheesy Cheese Grater – Grate a piece of raw potato after you do your cheese. The potato will take off all the leftover cheese bits.
  • Charcoal Grill – get a white onion, half it, stab it with a cooking fork in the smaller end and then rub the onion back and forth over the grill grates. The onion deglazes the grates and will add a bit of flavor next time you cook.
  • Cloudy Glasses – pour a few tablespoons of rubbing alcohol into the glass container you want to clean. Then wipe or swirl the alcohol around and it will clean the glass. You can follow up with a quick warm water and soap clean up or just leave it out to dry.
  • Coffee Mugs Stains – put about 1 tablespoon of baking soda into the bottom of the mug you want to clean, add a drop or two of dish soap and a drop of vinegar. Fill the mug halfway with warm water. Wait 30 seconds or more depending on the amount of stain. Then wash out in the sink.

Well that about does it for this week. I will get you some more next week.

Greenville Area Update

  • Despite COVID-19 next week movie theaters, arenas, stadiums and other large venues around South Carolina will be allowed to begin reopening with severe restrictions. Under the new policy recently outlined in a press conference events such as festivals and parades will be limited to no more than 250 people and attendees must wear masks. Business owners can get a wavier but must provide proof that they are complying with federal and state COVID protocols and procedures.
  • A new pizza place has opened in Greenville SC. After being in Bowling Green Ohio for 40 years, owner Chip Myles has opened a re-imagined version of Myles Pizza Pub in Greenville. Myles is known for crisp yet chewy crust, generous toppings and a sauce that Chip Myles has spent 40 perfecting. This is a family-owned and run restaurant started to keep the whole family together, Mom, Dad, Daughter and Granddaughter.
  • If you are not scared of heights, then the new aerial adventure park may be for you. Name Treetop Quest and located in Greenville SC it opened on July 17th and doing a good business. They are observing the mask rule. There are zip lines, high walking platforms, and all kinds of adventures.

Real Estate News

Today in real estate is an unprecedented time. Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed are hovering around 2.99%. Home sales are increasing as are home values. Real estate is continuing to lead the economic recovery of the U.S.

People are on the move and I am ready to help you buy or sell in the Greenville area. Please contact Victoria Cottle by email or call (864) 275-3953 for your real estate needs in the Upstate of South Carolina!

Victoria Cottle is a Realtor® in the Greenville South Carolina area and if you, a friend, or a family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

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