Oh how I love that word. Along with tchotchke. (Which my spell-check says isn’t a word but Wikipedia says is.)
I first heard and said “kitsch” in an audition monologue I used to do in college. In case you’re not familiar with these lovely words, they basically mean . . . stuff.
Baubles. Display items.
I don’t have tons of dustables (on purpose) but I do have a rather lovely collection of blue glass kitsch. (Which isn’t really kitsch since kitsch technically means distasteful or hokey. I just like saying kitsch. Can you tell how much I like that word? Kitsch?)
Anyway . . . stuff in the kitchen gets the worst kind of dust. It gets greasy dust. Which can’t be gently brushed away with a feather duster while dancing through the kitchen. Not that I use a feather duster.
So to dust kitchen items, I run anything that’s dishwasher safe through the dishwasher. I know. So insanely simple, right? So obvious, right? Except that it took me a while to realize it. So I’m sharing.
It’s not perfect.
My kitsch could have been even shinier if I had hand-washed, and I wouldn’t do this with hand-painted, not-safe-for-the-dishwasher stuff, but I was able to run one little extra load and have my kitchen display area (which I despise dealing with due to its insanely-hard-to-get-to location) look significantly better.
That’s my kind of spring cleaning.
Don’t forget that my two e-book set is on sale through the end of March (that’s MONDAY!) for only $5! That’s normally the cost of one e-book. If you rolled your eyes at this post because you have too many dirty dishes piled in the sink (and on the counters and on the table) to ever think about running an extra load for some stupid dusty kitsch . . . you need my e-books. Especially 28 Days to Hope for Your Home. Just use the code SPRING14 after you read about the e-books here.--Nony