My tip for today is very simple....when you spill something clean it up now verses later! Think about it have you ever left a tomato splat on the counter when cooking or some batter on the stove (see above) when making pancakes? Its not much fun to clean after its been sitting! scrub...scrub...scrub... The trick is to get it before it dries! Just grab that dish rag and wipe up in a flash! If you don't, I promise you'll be scrubbing later!