The other night, my husband and I were having dinner at my dad’s. When we walked in, his coffee pot was sitting in the middle of the counter. He pointed to it and told me we needed to go shopping so he could buy a new one. Naturally, I asked him if it had broken. He shook his head and said “nope, it’s just so dirty and looks ugly on the counter.” Which is fair. It was REALLY dirty. BUT, my dad doesn’t even drink coffee. He had company over the weekend. So the coffee maker out so he could make them their morning cup of joe. My dad was, ready to replace a good appliance that is used 2 weeks a year, because it was dirty.
I told him we’d try to clean it up and see if we could get it presentable. My husband grabbed some cleaning spray and a sponge and went to work. And while he did accidentally wipe off the words “on” and “delay” from the buttons, within no time the coffee maker looked practically new. I took a sharpie and wrote on the buttons and we were good to go. But this exchange with my dad got me thinking about spring cleaning and how it can really derail your budget if you aren