Where I live, wasting water is akin to eating baby seals. With that in mind, waiting to get hot water at my kitchen sink becomes a soul-wrenching experience. However, I need hot washcloths roughly 73 times a day.
Hot washcloths greatly decrease cleaning time while increasing cleaning effectiveness. While there are many things to do with the “waiting for it to heat” water – filling a watering can for houseplants or the dogs’ water bowl, washing a not-too-dirty pot – many times, my plants and dogs are well watered, my pots are all clean, and I still need a hot washcloth.
So here’s a quick tip on overcoming this existential quandary:
Plus, this gives me one of the three powerhouse tools for the safest and most effective cleaning: Heat. Attack messes with the triple punch of cleanliness: thermal, mechanical, chemical. (Bear in mind that “chemical” means something that cleans on a molecular level, which includes Dr. Bronner’s Castile soaps and Sal Suds.) What this looks like for me is Dr. Bronner’s and a hot, microfiber cloth.