Your kitchen is the most important room in your house. It is usually also the most frequently used. Here are seven clever cleaning tips to keep your kitchen looking its best.
1. Use Baking Soda to Clean Your Oven
Cleaning the oven is never an easy or enjoyable job but this tip will make it quicker and easier. Start by making up a cleaning solution that includes baking soda and a small amount of dishwasher liquid added to water. The consistency should be like batter.
Rub this onto the dirty spots in your oven and leave for 15 minutes. Then, scrub the oven to remove the dirty spots. Once clean, use a wet cloth to wipe the away the cleaning solution and then dry the oven with a microfibre cloth.
2. Put Two Bags in Your Bin
Don’t you just hate it when the rubbish bag in your bin leaks and starts to smell? You then have to clean the bin to use it again plus you’ll probably need to double bag to stop anything else from falling out. There is a simple solution – double bag your bin from the start. You don’t need to remove the liner bag every time you empty the bin – only when the main bag breaks and there is a spill. Double bagging at the start, however, means you are less likely to need to clean your bin – or deal with the bad smells that come from spills.
3. Clean Stovetops with Vinegar and Water
It is inevitable that food will spill onto your stovetop when you cook. This tip makes it easy to clean up the spills. Just make a solution with vinegar and water to wipe the stovetop down. For stubborn stains, use more vinegar. As well as cleaning your stovetop, this will also remove smells.
4. Unpack Your Dishwasher at the Start of the Day
You should pack and turn on your dishwasher to let it run overnight – this is the best option for most working families. What happens in the morning rush, though, as you try to get your family out to work and school? Many people leave the clean dishes in the dishwasher, but the better option is to make time to unpack it. This fresh start to the day ensures there is space in the dishwasher for dirty dishes, so they don’t pile up on the sink.
5. Use Lime Juice and Baking Soda for a Sparkling Stainless-Steel Sink
Your sink works hard so it is not surprising it can be clean, but still not look its best. To make it really sparkle, squeeze the juice out of some limes and add this to a cup of baking soda. You can then use this solution to clean your sink and make it shine.
6. Wipe Up Spills Quickly
When you leave spills on your countertops, they become smelly and hard to remove. They also look untidy. Therefore, you should keep a kitchen cleaning solution and cloth handy at all times, so you can wipe up spills as soon as they occur.
7. Clean Wood Cutting Boards with Lemon and Salt
Use lemon and salt for the best cleaning result on your wood cutting boards. Start by sprinkling the board generously with rock salt. Then, cut the lemon in half and use it to rub the salt onto the board to clean it. Wipe the salt away when done and rinse off the board.
By keeping on top of things and using items you already have in your kitchen, you can keep it clean and fresh.