Charlie has been complaining for a long time that our dishwasher leaves a film on the dishes, especially the silverware.
From time to time I have cleaned the filter in the bottom of the dishwasher.
This time we first soaked the very dirty filter in Dawn detergent and very hot water. Then I covered it with baking soda over which I poured some white vinegar which did loosen the grime. We used a brush to scrub the filter until it was clean.
Unfortunately because Charlie prefers to wash dishes by hand the inside of the dishwasher has become moldy and dirty.
The suggestion we found on the internet was to put a cup of white vinegar on the top shelf and to run the machine on the “sanitize” cycle.
The sanitize cycle helped very much.
Finally Sug used her Magic Eraser to clean all the crevasses and seals.
We have had our refrigerator for about 4 years and I felt it’s time to change the filter that cleans the water and ice on the door.
The recommendation is that the filter be changed every 6 months which is when the blue light turns red. I did some research and found out the light does not turn red when the filter becomes clogged. Instead there is a chip that counts off the months.
Since there are only 2 of us in the household we figured the filter does not become unusable in 6 months.
I did a little more research reading reviews of both official Samsung filters and off-brand models. I decided to get the real albeit expensive filter.
I bought the refrigerator from Best Buy so I ordered the filter from the same store. In our area the “store” could get the item in 3 or 4 days but I could pick it up immediately at the local “warehouse”. The item must be pre-purchased and the item number and an ID presented to the guard in a booth outside the warehouse fence.
Then when the order has been pulled I was allowed to drive around to the loading dock where my purchase was delivered to me. It took about 20 minutes from ordering to delivery.
Charlie screwed the new filter in its spot at the lower corner of the refrigerator side of our side-by-side.
While we accomplished a lot at The Glade this summer — renovated 2 bathrooms — I’ve looked back at some of my projects lists from earlier in the summer and more than a few things have been left undone.
In July I had hoped to stain the 2 sets of unfinished pine doors — the mudroom and the pantry. I bought some light stain to mix with the dark stain I had been using to change things up just a little. Weather permitting, I think I can finish these doors in the next two weekends.
Another summer goal was to organize all my clothes that were cluttering various closets, bed and floors all over the house. This I have done. But still undone is a serious look at the clutter in the mudroom closet which is also one of the set of doors that needs to be stained.
The pantry has become a disorganized mess also. Charlie likes to store things — grocery bags for example — on the floor. It’s horrible and I plan to take control.
Little by little we’ve been whittling away at the pile of trim in the hallway. When every room has baseboard I plan to make another lumber order to finish the face frames for both the master closet and the master bedroom shelving which is not yet finished.
I know we can’t hope we can accomplish all this in 2 weekends and I’m comforted to have a plan.
My sister has a magnificent Red Wing vintage pottery collection.
On the other hand I have a few pieces of my own.
I also have a large set of dinnerware in the Merrileaf pattern.
As I was perusing eBay I saw a set of cups and saucers. I already have lots of saucers but wanted to add a few more cups.
For a bid of $9.38 I received 8 cups and 7 saucers. For comparison Replacements, Inc. charges $9.99 for one cup and saucer set. Everything came well-packed as indeed it should for an extra shipping charge of $20.