Do you like starting the new year with a good cleaning? I sure do! Especially when I have to move all my craft supplies and furniture to the garage so my craft room can become a makeshift guest room. But it then gives me an opportunity to clean things up and reorganize when I move everything back.
Including cleaning my craft mat. This is a large cutting mat, which isn't really meant for inking or gluing but seems to get used for it all the time. Here's the before:
Yuck. Can you bear a close up?
I started by spraying the mat with the Best Cleaner Ever and then let it sit for around five to ten minutes. I have a Ranger scraper, but an old credit card or gift card would work, too. I started by scraping the mat to see what I could remove...
And this is what happened... glitter, dirt, glue....
Yuck. So... I grabbed a paper towel to wipe it up and clean off the surface. Then I repeated the process. After cleaning the mat with the Best Cleaner Ever I used a little bit of soap and water to remove the rest of the cleaner. Can you tell the difference?
And while I was in a cleaning mood, I grabbed this new mug with a stubborn label. I tried pulling the label off the bottom, but it didn't do a lot.
When I came back about 30 minutes later, the label just lifted off easily.
Now show me your clean mats!