Make the interior easier to wipe down by heating a cup of water and a chopped-up lemon on high until the microwave's window is steamy. Let the bowl sit for 15 minutes before you open the door, and clean away any grime with ease.
Rub a bit of toothpaste over your bathroom fixtures with a wet sponge to get gunk off chrome.
Spot salad dressing on your shirt? Rub a little dish detergent into the stain and rinse with water. The soap is gentle enough for spot-treating most fabrics — even washable wool and silk.