How to get Crusties off your Countertop

Holiday baking is here (hurray!). Along with the season comes plenty of mess and pop-in visitors. To help keep the mess at bay, so your kitchen is ready for said visitors,  I thought I’d share a little kitchen tip that I think I invented. Ok, other people probably do this, but any time I show someone they are amazed. I’ll go ahead and take credit for it…

My life and counter tops are full of crusties. Your’s too? Making treats and bread always leaves gunk on my counters that I have to scrape off. The worst though is when the kids eat cold cereal or oatmeal. If I don’t wipe it up right away I need a chisel. Have you ever tried to get petrified Cheerios off your table? Miserable.

I’m not sure when I discovered this trick, but it’s worth sharing the love!

When a counter crusty is discovered simple wipe over it with a wet rag. Then flip over a kid cup or a used measuring cup, press on the cup, and scrape. Finish up with the wet rag and you are done! How easy is that.

I just use plastic cups or measuring cups to do the scraping so that I don’t scratch the counter top. Just grab one that is close and dirty so that you don’t have extra dishes. I just use the measuring cup from treat/mess making and then throw it in the sink. There is some kind of magical leverage that comes from using the cup and the crusties come right off with very little effort. Doing this is SO much better than using a fingernail to scratch things off; I never could stand using my nails for projects like this… too gross for me.

Bewarned – this trick will send petrified, milk glued Cheerios FLYING. Shield your eyes 🙂

There you have it, a little trick that everyone should know. Do you have any other tricks up your sleeve? How do you clean your counters?

Thanks for reading,
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I have a lot going on, and I’d much rather spend my time enjoying my messes than fretting about what I’m going to make for dinner. Over the past few years, I’ve nailed down a few strategies that helped me keep my kitchen running like a well-oiled machine, so I started Bless This Mess to help other mess-loving parents solve the nightly dinner delimma—no stress, no drama, just really great food your whole family will love. Read more...

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so simple yet so brilliant! definitely going to have to remember this little tip. Thanks for sharing!

Easy right! It’ll change your life though 🙂

Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.