I had a moment of clarity yesterday that struck me as sort of funny. For the past few years Iâ€™ve been covering the drip pans underneath my stove burners with aluminum foil so, when liquid boils over or drips from a spoon, it lands on the foil and the burnt mess easy to clean up. What I discovered, though, is that because I know in my head I can just recycle the foil later, Iâ€™m less likely to thoroughly clean up the drips after they happen. I just wait until the foil is sufficiently dirty, take it off and put new foil on. Uh, thatâ€™s just laziness! Itâ€™s not like my burner pans are not doing the jobâ€¦ I just donâ€™t want to clean them! Itâ€™s time to stop that nonsense and do a better job picking up after myself. Funny that in my effort to reduce cleaning effort, I just got lazy! Do you have neatness tips that have backfired on you too? — Rebecca F.
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