Cleaning the kitchen is not the easiest and the most fun thing in the world, and it can take ages to clean it, especially if it’s a big kitchen. But the kitchen is a reflection of how clean you keep your house, and you must keep it clean. That’s why I am going to share these seven changes that I added to my daily kitchen cleaning routine, and now I love cleaning my kitchen more than ever!
I’m done with my kitchen cleaning in no time, and it leaves my kitchen looking sparkling – that’s how clean it looks.
Soaking the dishes in water
Okay, my mom told me about this, and trust me, it’s a lifesaver. I love it, and I’m sure you will too. It makes cleaning pots and pans so much easier, and it saves a lot of time too. All you have to do is put some water in the pots and pans and leave it for around half an hour. And voila, when you wash it, those little pieces of food stuck on them will come off in no time.
You will save yourself from the headache of scraping it till it is spotless.
Using the vacuum to clean
Picking up the crumbs from here and there in the kitchen can be tough when they are tiny and hard to pick up. They either are not picked up or fall to the floor. Instead of wasting your time picking up the crumbs with a cloth, you can use a vacuum to suck them up in a split of a second. The vacuum will grab the tiniest piece of crumb or debris and will leave the place looking good as new.
You can use the vacuum to clean the cabinets, counter, or the floor. It works like a charm!
Baking soda and vinegar for the clogged sink
A clogged sink is a prevalent issue in kitchens. The food that comes off the plates gets stuck in the pipe system and clogs the skin. I have had unpleasant experiences with this, putting my hand in the sink and trying to get rid of the food debris. Nasty! I found a way of unclogging your sink, and ever since, my hands have been thanking me from saving them from sticking my hand in the sink. Luckily for you, these items are everyday items that you are most likely to already have present in your kitchen. The steps for this are:
- Pour the vinegar down the drain and then sprinkle the baking soda into the drain.
- Quickly put the drain plug in and hold it until the fizzing has calmed down, and then let the sink sit for around 30 minutes.
- Finally, remove the drain plug and pour hot water.
And you’re done! You will have an unclogged skin and a drain flowing freely.
Getting rid of the mold on tiles
The mold in your tiles often appears on our tiles, no matter how frequently we clean the floor. And the sight of having mold in your tiles is not the best. I often spent so much time trying to get rid of them when I found a hack that worked like magic. Mix one-fourth of a cup of white vinegar, one-fourth of baking soda, one tablespoon of liquid dish soap and two gallons of warm water and mop your tile floor.
This trick not only works for kitchen tiles; obviously, it can be used for tiles all around the house.
Cleaning your oven glass
You must already know that vinegar is a cleaning compound that can be used in various ways. To keep your oven glass clean, all you need is baking soda, white vinegar, and a spatula. Also, don’t forget your rubber gloves. Mix the white vinegar and baking soda with water to make a paste and then spread it all over the glass. Leave it on for about 45 minutes and then get your cleaning sponge ready to clean it off. Keep rinsing your cleaning sponge and take it off until all of the paste has been removed. Lastly, use a dry cloth to dry it.
Voila, you now have an oven glass that is crystal clear.
Washing the burnt off the pots with lemons
Often we end up burning our pots or pans, and it is a pain in the neck getting rid of it. I sometimes think I may have lost the pot to it. But don’t worry, lemons are here to rescue you and your burnt pot. Fill the pot with water and put cut lemons in it. Boil the water and let the lemons boil for five minutes and turn off the heat.
Once it has cooled down, dump the water and lemons and scrape the residue off the pot and continue washing your pot like you usually do. As easy as that!
Cleaning your blender
Cleaning the blender is what I found one of the hardest things to do. Maybe it wasn’t for you, but it was for me. So I went on a little search online to find ways to clean it without having to stick my hand inside the blender, exposed to the sharp knives inside, and hoping I won’t harm myself. It turns out; you don’t have to stick your hand inside; you can pour some warm water, baking soda, and dishwashing soap in the blender and blend it for a few seconds.
When you’re done, rinse it off with clean water, and there you go.
Now you have a clean blender, and your hands are safe from the dangerous adventure they had to go through.
I hope these cleaning tips are as helpful to you as they are for me. It won’t make the cleaning job a fun thing to do, but it can make it more manageable.