Spring is just around the corner! You know what that means… it’s time to do some spring cleaning.
Below we have 7 greats tips to help you make your kitchen sparkly clean!
Where to start:
Cleaning the kitchen can be overwhelming and knowing where to start is the first problem.
The stove is usually the dirtiest part of the kitchen, and you don’t want to be spreading that dirt and grease around the rest of your kitchen. Thus, you want the stove to be the very last thing you clean. This means you always start on either side of the stove moving clockwise or counterclockwise so that you end up cleaning the stove last.
Sanitize the Sink:
Fun Fact: Your dirty kitchen sink has more bacteria than your toilet seat.
You want to use an EPA-registered disinfectant you can find a list here or just go to your local grocery store and the cleaning products will have an EPA-registered label on it.
You can also make your own disinfectant. You just need soap, water, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide.
To disinfect, clean your sink with soap and water first, then spray a mist of vinegar followed by a mist of hydrogen peroxide, finally let it air-dry. (Note: don’t mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together – spray one after the other.)
If you have a stainless steel sink, make it sparkle by putting a few drops of mineral oil on a soft cloth and buffing it out.
Clean the Disposal:
This is an easy one all you need is 1 lemon, some salt, and a few ice cubes.
Cut-up the lemon and drop it into the disposal to deodorize then drop in all the ice and salt to clean away residue.
Clean the Microwave and Sponge:
Wet your old sponge and wipe off all the dirt and food from the microwave walls. Once, you cleaned the walls of the microwave heat the sponge in the microwave for about a minute and it will kill the bacteria on the sponge.
Cleaning the Dish Washer:
All you need is a some baking soda, a sponge, Dishwasher Magic, and bleach.
First, put some baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe the dish washer’s edges to remove grime and stains. To clean the inside, run an empty cycle with Dishwasher Magic – this stuff was made to kill all kinds of bacteria including E.coli. Add a quarter-cup of bleach to the cycle to kill additional bacteria that can cause a cold or a flu.
Cleaning the Oven:
Use the disinfectant you used for the sink and scrub out all the left-over food and dirt from the oven.
Once, it’s clean use a non-stick oven liner to make cleaning next time so much easier. You can clean the non-stick oven liner with just a paper towel or stick it in the dish washer.
Cleaning the Fridge:
First wipe down spills so surfaces don’t get stained. Make it a habit to throw out old food once a week.
Wash the interior with a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda for every quart of warm water.
Wash removable shelves and drawers in the solution, but let the glass shelves warm up to room temperature first, because if you soak them in warm water too early they could crack. Use a toothbrush to scrub hard to get areas. Finally, vacuum and brush dust from the bottom to keep the refrigerator’s system from overheating.
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