This is a sponsored post for Double Duty Divas on behalf of Dawn. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
Dawn is pretty awesome stuff. Sure, you know Dawn Dish Soap works great on your dishes. But were you aware there were other uses for Dawn, beyond the sink? Like using Dawn to clean greasy tools. Yes indeed.
Over the past few months, we’ve been hitting garage sales, mainly for the purpose of building our tool collection. (When I say “our,” mind you, it involves me basically because it’s in the house. That’s pretty much where it begins and ends.) Sometimes we find tools in meticulous condition. Other times, not so much. Mechanics! (Calm down, I’m just kidding.)
We found this set of speed wrenches (minus the 5/8″ wrench — boo!) at a garage sale recently and snatched it up, since the asking price was only $20. Woot! A couple of the wrenches were pretty grungy, as you can see.
Ick. They needed to be cleaned. Badly.
Now, you can find about 172 different methods on how to clean greasy tools. And it seems like every single one of them includes covering your hand tools in heavy duty cleaners. Some recommend soaking your tools in cleaner. There are actually tool cleaning products, that boast cleaning and degreasing properties. (Not only are they full of chemicals, they’re not cheap, either.) I don’t think any of those sound like the best ideas.
As it turns out, an alternative use is using Dawn to clean greasy tools. Filthy, greasy tools. So we figured we’d take a crack at using Dawn Dish Beyond the Sink.
All you need to do is add a teaspoon of Dawn to a gallon of hot water.
Then use a rag (or a sponge, your call) and scrub away the grease on your hand tools (and whatever else is caked on them).
It literally takes seconds to clean greasy tools with Dawn Dish Soap. Seconds.
I guess you could say we got pretty excited when we saw how easily (and quickly!) Dawn cleaned the grease off these wrenches. They glistened, for crying out loud!
There’s something pretty awesome about being able to use the Dawn Dish Soap that you already have sitting on your kitchen sink for a variety of uses. It’s convenient, it’s smart, and it’s pretty freaking economical — I mean, a teaspoon of Dawn to clean greasy tools til they shine? Heck yeah!
We couldn’t be happier with these results — or the process itself. I mean, come on. Dawn Beyond the Sink? Pretty awesome.
So let me tell you about the other awesome stuff Dawn has in store!
How about a Pinterest Party? You can enter from October 27 through November 24 for a chance to win the grand prize of…*drum roll*…a $700 Home Depot Gift Card! Plus, they’re giving away $250 Target Gift Cards every week! Awesome, right? I know!
Check out the Dawn Pinterest boards and re-pin your favorite pins, using the #DawnBeyondTheSink hashtag. Boom, that’s it!
Do you like Twitter parties? Me too! Mark your calendar for October 28 at 9 p.m. EST so you can tweet along with us at the #DawnBeyondTheSink Twitter party. Be sure to follow our sponsor @DawnDish and our hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca, @AngieKcom, @WhatMommiesNeed, and @RamblingChick.
Check out the prizes:
- Prize 1 — Rowenta Iron/Sorter Combo + Dawn ($100)
- Prize 2 — Shark Stick Vac ($100) + Dawn
- Prize 3 — $100 Williams Sonoma GC + Dawn
- Prize 4 — Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer ($350) + Dawn
- RSVP — Dawn product
Awesome, right? I know! Don’t forget to RSVP!
Wait! We also have an awesome giveaway for you! We’re giving away a DeWalt 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Cordless 5-Tool Combo Kit (ARV $600)! This giveaway ends November 21 at 11:59 p.m. EST.