Clean efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way. Here are some tips to help you keep your home clean! Our cleaning tips will help you eliminate bad odors from refrigerators, get rid of sewer odors, and clean limescale from ovens and coffee makers, among other things.
Many times, pantry items like vinegar, baking soda and vinegar work just as well as cleaning products. Microfiber cloths are a good investment because they work well without adding detergent. You can find them in our stores! Buy them in different colors and label them according to their use.
Stainless Steel Surfaces – Stains and fingerprints on stainless steel surfaces can be removed by wiping a damp cloth with a few drops of detergent. Then wipe with water and a dry microfiber cloth. You can also find other effective products for stainless steel surfaces, such as Steel Care Cream.
Smelly Sink – You can eliminate the smell of sewage by boiling 2 dl of vinegar and pouring it down the sink. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before turning on the faucet.
Use the vacuum cleaner – Put a nylon stocking over the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner to prevent small objects from getting stuck. Now you can easily vacuum dust and crumbs from kitchen cabinets, drawers and pantry.
Tip! Change the vacuum bag regularly. An overfilled bag reduces the efficiency of the unit and increases the risk of a bad smell in the exhaust air.
More efficient white goods – Once every six months, it’s a good idea to vacuum the back of the stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer. Large accumulations of dust cause appliances to use more energy and be less efficient.
Clean windows – For environmentally friendly window cleaning, add 12% vinegar to water with an eco-friendly detergent.
No dust rats – The tops of your kitchen cabinets can collect a lot of dust. Cover them with a layer of plastic wrap and replace them several times a year.
Limescale – Citric acid and warm water will remove most lime stains from tiles and sinks.
Tip! Citric acid can also clean coffee makers and kettles. Remember to rinse thoroughly before reusing.
Remove Bad Odors
Oven – Mix two parts liquid soap and one part water in a spray bottle. Spray the oven, heat it to 100 degrees and let the soap solution work for about 15 minutes. Once the oven is cool, simply clean it with water and a sponge. You can find effective oven cleaners here.
Microwave – To clean your microwave, put it in a cup of water with a squeeze of lemon. Heat it for a minute on full power, then wipe away any food debris or spills.
Stovetop – Sprinkle baking soda on dirty areas, then add vinegar for a sparkling stovetop. Let the mixture bubble, then wipe with a cloth of warm water. Make a habit of always wiping the stove with a microfiber cloth when the water is warm. You can also find other effective stovetop cleaners that may be needed for heavy stains.
Refrigerator – To clean your refrigerator, turn off the power and empty it (place your food in coolers or outside if the weather permits). Clean the refrigerator with warm water and detergent, and clean the defrost hole with, for example, a jar. Smell bad? Wipe it down with a 3% acetic acid solution. Putting half a lemon in the refrigerator with the cut side up can also help eliminate bad odors.
Tips to Avoid Germs
Reuse your dish towel by washing it at 90 degrees in the washing machine or by boiling it in a pan with a little detergent once a week. Microwave your damp dish towel for a few minutes to kill bacteria. Use separate cutting boards for meat, fish and vegetables.
Clean your wooden cutting board by sprinkling a large amount of cooking salt and scrubbing it with a damp root brush. Let the salt soak into the wood, then rinse with warm water.
There you go! With all those tips above, you should be able to keep your kitchen as clean as a whistle. Do you have any other tips? Let us know in the comments below.