If you haven’t seen our previous post on how to clean your kitchen, you might want to jump there first for a bunch of good tips. Meanwhile, we will give you another few steps that will enable you to keep a spotless and odor-free kitchen without spending a ton of money or effort on doing it.
Skipping a kitchen cleanup, as well as any other cleaning routine that should take part of your housekeeping activities, is much likely to create a mess. To avoid that, make sure you stick to your cleaning agenda and even if you can’t do it all at once, do it in parts, but consistently.
Kitchen Ceiling Cleanup
Yup, your ceiling is probably a mess if you like frying food a lot. Unlike the other rooms in your house, the kitchen is the one place that both produces and stores a variety of smells – from fresh food to cooked meals, to old food leftovers and expired groceries. A part of the smells usually go straight to your ceiling, where they are stuck in the surface. Although you might not see a visible proof that there is a smell up there, it probably is.
A simple mix of warm water and dish soap will work wonders. Dip a cloth into the liquid and give your ceiling a gentle rub. If you see a spot here and there, do a little extra work until the spot is gone. Then let some fresh air inside the kitchen. That way the ceiling will dry out faster.
Another great thing about cleaning your ceiling, as well as your kitchen walls, is that you will be able to get rid of existing mold, or prevent it from developing. A huge percent of people trigger allergies and asthma disease because of inhaled mold spores. Keeping it away from your kitchen is a great way to decrease the risk.
Oven and Microwave Cleanup
If you cook a lot, or you warm your food a lot using a microwave, you might want to freshen it up. An easy way is to use a damp coffee filter in the heated oven or over the microwave dish. Wait until it cools down a bit and wipe the food.
Unclog Your Drains
A task that you might have neglected for a while, but still needs doing. A simple way to unclog your drain is by using a capsule of good old Alka-Seltzer. To do so, simply drop 3-4 capsules down, then add a cup of vinegar. Meanwhile, boil some water. Leave the ingredients for about 10 minutes and then rinse with the water.
To wrap this up, you can also create a list of necessary cleaning supplies and simply get rid of these that do no do the work for you, or harm the environment. To cut on some expenses and start cleaning in an eco-friendly way, start using baking soda. It’s a great help in fighting unpleasant smells or developing a scrub pastes for cleaning a variety of surfaces.
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