Tricks that will leave your kitchen sparkling
We often keep a close eye on major parts of the kitchen like the floor and countertops. While it’s definitely important to keep these parts of the room clean, there are certain items in your kitchen that easily accumulate dirt over time, like sinks, microwaves, sponges, toasters and more. But these aren’t necessarily items that we clean on a regular basis. With these easy tips and tricks, you’ll have a cleaner kitchen in no time that’s perfect for cooking, relaxing and entertaining:
Use a binder clip
It’s super easy for your sponge to soak up bacteria when it’s not in use. Instead of leaving it in the sink or laying it on the counter to attract mildew and bacteria, use a binder clip to stand it up and allow the sponge to air-dry until its next use. And when your sponge is in need of a good cleaning – don’t throw it out. Just pop it in the microwave for two minutes and let it cool. This eliminates any germs that may be on the object.
Clean your sink drain with citrus fruits
With the amount of food and liquids that get dumped down your kitchen sink, it’s no surprise that it may get dirty after a while. It’s important to clean it every once in a while, because what’s the point of cleaning dishes in a dirty sink? Cut a lemon or a lime in half and throw one fruit at a time down the drain as both the water and garbage disposal are running. This naturally cleans out your drain and emits a fresh smell from your sink.
Wipe down your faucet with wax paper
Prevent your vintage faucets from getting filled with water spots and fingerprints by wiping them down with wax paper. This will keep the finish looking shiny and new.
Put damp paper towels in the microwave
Over time, your microwave can accumulate lots of stains and marks – many of which are very tough to remove. Soften the grime by placing a handful of damp paper towels in your microwave for about three to five minutes. The steam from the towels will make those stains much easier to remove with one swipe.