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You know that tray that sits in your refrigerator’s water dispenser?

The minute the Damsel saw one of these on her very first fridge with a water dispenser, she had a Moment. She thought to herself, oh. That’s going to get gross. Fast.

The sprog will get themselves ice from the dandy ice shooter, and some of it will not make it into the cup. This is unavoidable fact. The ice will then melt, and the ferociously hard water will dry onto this tray, and it will be disgusting.

Her prophecy came to pass, and the disgusting scale is pretty hard to get off. The Damsel has heard that people who have black tray thingies are even more disturbed by this turn of events, as it shows quite a lot, creating feelings of inadequacy and failure.

Then, vinegar once again came to the rescue. The Damsel poured plain white non-chemcial, non-poisonous vinegar on the tray, filling the indentations completely. She waited a whopping five minutes, and then went after it with an old toothbrush.

The scale came off easily. She didn’t even have to scrub much, saving scrubbing energy for other disgusting things, such as window tracks (nasty times ten!!!).

Peace reigns again at the Cottage by the Mountains. At least until the Damsel has to open a window and catches a glimpse of a window track.


p.s. The Damsel is so very happy to announce that her fiction project, long in the works, is inching closer to publication. In fact, the book cover is complete. You may feast your eyes on it at her writing website, Inklings.

Release is planned for October 2012. YAY!

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  • christina

    just cleaned this today, I have been diluting the vinegar going at it full strength next time. thanks for the tip

  • Tanya

    Your link to Inklings is broken. thought you’d like to know

    • thedamselindisdress

      Thanks so much for letting me know!

  • Dear Damsel,
    I adore your blog! I think you are the bees knees! COUNT me in!

    • thedamselindisdress

      Thanks, Tee Berry! 🙂
      Margot (The Damsel)