Very few people like cleaning, and it seems even fewer people have the time to do so. Cleaning is like exercise, it should cost as little as possible! Below are some tips that can help you spring clean the kitchen faster and cheaper.
Tips To Spring Clean the Kitchen
Cleaning The Microwave
One of the dreadful small appliances to clean in the kitchen is the microwave. Trying to clean a microwave is an absolute nightmare, as the dirt seems to get encrusted so thoroughly and so very quickly. Forget fancy, expensive sprays that are loaded with chemicals! Simply place half an inch of warm water and half an inch of white vinegar into a microwaveable bowl, and heat on high for about three minutes. The combination of the steam and the vinegar will loosen the encrusted dirt and you will be able to wipe it off with a towel and some warm water. This will also work with a mixture of water and bicarbonate of soda.
How to Clean Floors
A couple of tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda added into some warm water will loosen tough stains on hard floors that need mopping. It will also help to eliminate any odours that tend to linger on floors.
Cleaning The Sink
Put the plug in the sink and add about quarter of a tub of bicarbonate of soda, half fill the sink with hot or boiling water (boiling is best), then add about a quarter of a bottle of lemon juice then fill the sink completely with hot or boiling water.
Leave for an hour and a half to 2 hours, then pull the plug out (make sure you have adequate rubber gloves on, the water will be cold, but the mixture will dry your skin out)
Then wipe the sink with a sponge and some warm water and rinse!
Cleaning an oven is an awful job, and I can’t name anyone that would disagree! It can be a nightmare task and must be one of the most put off jobs in the world!
How To Clean Your Oven
And the commercial oven cleaners available are loaded with harsh chemicals which more and more people are turning away from because they are not only harsh on skin and bodies, but they are also bad for the environment.
Below is a cheap, easy and ecologically friendly way to clean your oven.
Make your very own oven cleaning solution
You will need:
- White vinegar
- Bicarbonate of soda
- Warm/hot water
- A spray bottle
- A sponge and/or scourer
- Use the sponge to dampen the inside of the oven
Instructions To Clean Oven
- Place a thick coat of bicarbonate of soda on top of the water and leave for 3 hours.
- Fill the spray bottle with white vinegar and spray anywhere that is coated with bicarbonate of soda, some fizzing will occur, but this is normal and good, this will loosen the dirt.
- Leave for a few more hours and then wipe away with the sponge and/or scourer.
I hope you enjoyed our tips on how to spring clean the kitchen! You can also read these articles on spring house cleaning tips:
Simple household ingredients definitely seem to get the job done right.
THANK YOU FOR THE CLEANING TIPS
Hoping you will use them!
Great tips! I dread cleaning the oven because of the nasty odor and mess associated with the store bought cleaners. I really like your environmentally friendly solution and I am going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.
This is a post to save for sure!, I didn’t use any of these cleaning solutions in the past, but I will be now–the microwave needs cleaning so its a good time to start.
You are welcome!
I tried the soda in the oven and omg never again, it was such a mess and hard to clean, I had baking soda everywhere, and it even somehow got in between the glass, so now I have streaks of white in between the glass. After I seen it on the internet and then trying it, boy was I ever cussing out the person I seen it from..lol
You have to be careful in the amount you use.
I have to try these nice natural easy methods. Last time I Cleaned the stoves and oven I used BBQ cleaner, it did a really good job of decreasing though, effort free. I hope vinegar will do the same