#TinyTipTues 30: Wash Your Blender The Easy Way!

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Happy Tuesday, dear friends! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! :) The weather is really starting to dip into the lower temps here, and winter is well on it’s way – so excited!


In case you haven’t heard yet, I’m now contributing to Healthy Planet Canada‘s new healthy living blog! Healthy Planet is actually my local organic store (they have 7 locations + a couple more soon!), and I was more than honored when they asked me to begin contributing to their blog. So every week, twice a week, I’ll be writing for them about green, healthy living, and eco-friendly topics! And don’t worry, you won’t miss a thing (as long as you’re subscribed to my weekly newsletter, or following me on Facebook), because I’m posting excerpts of my posts right here on Nature’s Nurture, which will lead you over to Healthy Planet’s blog for the complete article.

Also, my “Blogiversary” Giveaway Celebration is back and will continue through to the end of the year! So be sure to check every Wednesday for my latest giveaway! This week, we’re giving away a copy of my new favorite ebook, Meal Planning Made Simpleby my friend, Merissa, from Little House Living. This book has been a lifesaver and has helped me really get my kitchen running the way it was meant to be – quickly, efficiently, and most importantly, stress-free! Click the photo to the right for my complete review and to enter for your chance to win a free copy!

And now for our Tiny Tip of the week!

We make lots of smoothies around here – everyday actually. So there’s no shortage of dirty blenders around here, and when you use the blender that often, two things happen: 1- your blender manages to find a permanent home on your already over-crowded kitchen counter; and 2- you develop a hatred for cleaning the blender (who wants to keep disassembling and reassembling that thing on a daily basis?!). So, I came across this post on LifeHacker a few weeks ago and have been using this tip ever since!

After you’ve emptied your blender, just give it a quick rinse, then fill it about 1/3 of the way up with warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Put the cover back on blend away for 10-15 seconds, until the soapy water gets frothy and reaches the top. For extra scrubbing power, you can throw in a few ice cubes to help scrape down the sides.

Brilliant? I believe so! :)

Do you have any tips to share for cleaning your kitchen appliances? Please share!

It’s Tiny Tip Tuesday!

Now for the blog hop! If you missed last week’s party, head on over to check out some of those awesome tips!

Here are this week’s featured links:

The #1 Link:

Homemade Citrus Infused Vinegar by My Merry Messy Life

Sara from My Merry Messy Life shared this super easy recipe for making citrus-infused vinegar to use in your homemade cleaners. It’s great if you love using vinegar to clean your home but can’t stand the smell of it. Takes 2 weeks to make up a batch, so get your started now!

My Favorite Link:

Thanksgiving Crockpot Recipes
Thanksgiving Crockpot Recipes by Practical Stewardship

Sonja from Practical Stewardship shared a great list of easy Thanksgiving recipes for the crockpot! I love using my crockpot – it’s one of my most used appliances, but never thought it could help in big family dinners like Thanksgiving. Check out the great recipes she has to share!

Congratulations and thanks for sharing your tips! Feel free to grab the featured button below! Your posts will also be added to my “Featured on Tiny Tip Tuesday!” board on Pinterest, as well as shared on Facebook and Twitter. Your blog button will also be featured on my sidebar for the rest of the week. Thanks again for linking up with us!

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Alright, now what are YOUR tips for this week?

  • You may share new links about anything natural, frugal, sustainable, or homemade. Things like kitchen tips, recipes, gardening tips, green cleaners, homemade beauty products, DIY projects, giveaways, etc.
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  • Make sure to visit a couple of the other links, and show them some comment love! We all love comments :)
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    (NOTE: This is common courtesy and helps our party grow. If you don’t do this, unfortunately, your link/blog cannot be featured, even if it was the #1 link that week!)
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Sarah UmmYusuf is a former school teacher turned stay-at-home wife and mama with a passion for all things simple, natural, and homemade. She loves the natural world, and believes the solutions to many of the world’s ailments lie in nature. Her blog, , began as a way to document her family’s journey to a greener home, but has since become a thriving community and resource for those wishing to take small steps towards a more eco-friendly, natural and sustainable lifestyle. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

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  1. says

    What a great tip! It seems totally logical, but I never would have thought of it! I always just put the blender in the dishwasher but I’m going to try your tip next time!

    Thanks for hosting the party. I linked up my post on how I split up inexpensive bouquets of fresh flowers in multiple vases so I can have flowers all over the house instead of just in one vase.


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