This post will consist of things that, yes, I have Googled. Or Bing’ed. Or Swagbuxed. (Google totally got the monopoly on that verb.) If I needed to look them up, I’m sure someone reading this might say, “Oh, that’s good to know!”
How to Dispose Cooking Oil
Place used oil in a sealable (non-recyclable) container and discard with regular garbage. (In other words, DON’T put it down your drain or flush it down your toilet like your mother does!)
Be sure to wipe excess oil off of pots, pans, etc. with a paper towel before washing.
How to Dispose Medication
I know NYC has special collection days if you want to get rid of old medicine. But if you must throw it in the trash, put it in a bag and throw it in the trash. There are other methods (that I did not write down), just do not put medications down the drains!
How to Clean a Washing Machine
1) Fill your washer full with hot water to the largest load setting. When it begins to agitate, add four cups of distilled white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Let washer agitate until mixed well. Turn machine off and let sit for 30-45 minutes.
2) Let the washer run through a whole wash cycle. (If possible, turn the knob to spin cycle as the water drains.)
3) When the washer is empty, take a rag, a 1:1 part solution of hot water and vinegar and wipe down the inside. Remove fabric softner dispenser if possible.
4) Allow machine to air dry before use.
I did not write down references in my notebook as I looked these questions up, but I can say I’ll look at a bunch of sites and pick which is the most thorough and gives (what seems to be) accurate information.
So let me know if you handle any of these questions differently!