The kitchen is the most used room in your house. However, it is also the most neglected room in your house for a detailed spring cleaning. Now that summer is here, take a day out off your busy schedule and give your kitchen the thorough cleaning it deserves. Transform your kitchen to freshness of one that is brand new.
It is a given that everyone does the everyday chores such as sweeping, dishes, and wiping down the counters. But, if you go a step further you can refresh your whole kitchen. The work may need a little elbow grease, but I promise the rewards of cooking in a beautifully refreshed kitchen will dazzle your taste buds.
Vinegar is the most inexpensive and natural way to clean your kitchen. You can use vinegar to clean many things in your kitchen. It is an environmentally friendly solution that is also an economical choice. Sometimes people don’t like the bitter smell of vinegar, but the smell will go away when everything dries. And, you can always use a little bit of lemon to keep thing spring fresh. So let’s start with kitchen cabinets first.
We are always touching our kitchen cabinets for one thing or another. Sure we wipe them done regularly but still they may be covered with germs, grease, dirts, and more that require you to clean cabinets thoroughly. To clean them use vinegar and warm water. Mix equal amount of vinegar and warm water in a bowl. Use a soft sponge or cloth to wipe down your kitchen cabinets. The vinegar in the solution will help remove any grease that is stuck to the cabinets easily. If you want to add some shine to your cabinets add a little bit of olive oil to the solution you created earlier. Do not forget about inside the cabinets. Remove everything that is in the cabinets and wipe down all the shelves. Clean all the pots and pans that you do not use regularly as they will collect dust and grease overtime. Cleaning them occasionally will keep them in good condition, ready to be used for your next kitchen wonders.
To make your faucets sparkling new wipe them down with rubbing alcohol. Not only will it clean your faucets but it will eliminate any germs that will be present there, especially considering the faucet is always wet and playground for bacteria that thrive in moist areas. Also, sprinkle your kitchen sink with baking soda, then clean it with a wet sponge and rinse it. This will make your kitchen sink sparkle like the day you got it.
Use baking soda and a damp cloth to clean the oven glass doors. It literally melts the grease and sticky messes off easier and lets you bypass using the heavy harmful chemicals.
Clean your coffee pot with vinegar. Brew 1 cup of vinegar and then 1 to 2 cups of water to keep your coffee put clean of germs. The vinegar being a base substance will also rebalance the ph within the Coffee maker from the acidity of months worth of coffee. Trust me your coffee will taste divine after one such cleaning regiment.
Finally mop your floors with a solution of vinegar and water. Remember to drain the water once in awhile and to re-make your vinegar water solution to make sure your not re-wiping the dirt onto your floors.
These are the simple ways to clean your kitchen organically without the use of heavy smelly and harmful chemicals. The products used for cleaning are simple everyday products you use for baking and cooking. The vinegar is just the basic white vinegar you get in your everyday grocery store, nothing crazy or expensive. Go ahead use these new tricks to get the refreshing kitchen you deserve. The following are some links with great suggestions that can also help so be sure to check it out.