No matter what size your kitchen is, there are a lot of components to keeping it clean. You have the products and you shop rags in bulk, but it seems like you spend way too much time cleaning the kitchen. It can seem like an endlessly huge job, but why not take some shortcuts here and there to help you save time — and get your kitchen really clean at the same time?
Vinegar, Dawn And Baking Soda To Dissolve Buildup
The holy trinity of cleaning comes through for almost any project. Combine two tablespoons of Dawn in a spray bottle with 1/2 cup of white vinegar and two cups of water. Spray onto any surface — a grimy oven, a sticky counter, greasy cabinet doors or whatever you’re working on — and sprinkle baking soda over the top. Let it sit for five minutes to an hour (depending on how nasty the job is) and wipe off with a cleaning cloth.
Boiling Water To The Rescue
Hot water helps to dissolve grease. Pour a kettle full of boiling water over your sinkful of dirty dishes before washing them to help melt off any excess nastiness.
If you notice that your stove hood vent is looking a little worse for the wear, set a small pot of water to boil and add 1/2 cup of baking soda. Place your vent in the water once it reaches a rolling boil and let the water do its job. Remember to be careful and take precautions from burning yourself or others.
Disinfect Your Wooden Cutting Boards
Since wood is porous and prone to absorption, don’t use any nontoxic chemicals to clean your cutting boards. Instead, cut a lemon in half and rub it with sea salt (with the grain of the wood). Rinse and dry, then buff with a dab of coconut oil for an added shine.
Get your kitchen back in order. It doesn’t have to take forever to clean it when you use smart and effective home hacks to get the job done.