Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Stinky Dish Cloths
Being possessed only of the dishwashers God gave me (the ones at the ends of my arms), dish cloths can pose a problem. They tend to absorb odors from their work and then sta damp for quite a while. And they get stinky. Even after normal laundering, I will often reject a supposedly clean dish cloth because it smells bad. Any ideas for getting that kind of smell out and keeping it out? I hate to just toss the dish cloths, especially since most of the ones I have my mom made, but they're just so icky!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 12:35 AM
On September 18, 2008 8:39 AMladyritawrote... I have the same available dishwasher, and if my cloths get really bad, a little bleach with the washing gets the smell out. Of course, that doesn't work if you're paranoid about bleach, but I like it better than icky dish cloths.
On September 18, 2008 1:38 PMValeriewrote... I was also going to suggest vinegar in the wash, it also works great for clothes mistakingly left in the washer too long - just rewash with a bit O vinegar.
You can also microwave a moist cloth or sponge for 2 minutes to kill any build-up of bacteria. (There's one truly positive use of a microwave oven.)