SPRING CLEANING YOUR KITCHEN
The arrival of spring brings sparkling-fresh and new looks to everything on the outside; this kind of makes any grubbiness on the inside look worse. One of the places in a home that experiences grubbiness and can benefit from spring cleaning is the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the most important places in a home; it serves as the center of a home. The kitchen is the place where food is prepared, and some of us do not only cook in the kitchen, we also eat and store food there. This alone makes it one of the most vital places to be cleaned always.
Now, you can clean your kitchen always, but you don't clean it thoroughly always. This is what spring cleaning is for. Spring cleaning serves as the perfect opportunity to get every part of your home thoroughly cleaned up, including the kitchen. Spring cleaning allows you to prepare your home for the freshness, newness, and beauty that comes with the spring season. So, how do you go about spring cleaning your kitchen? Below are some tips to giving your kitchen a makeover using non-toxic spray.
START WITH THE REFRIGERATOR
The refrigerator is one appliance that undergoes a lot of dribbles and smears. It is also used to save a lot of partially used containers and some experiments that can somehow end up being hidden in a corner. Giving your refrigerator a full makeover will be awesome, and here's how to do it.
First, you pull out the picnic cooler, then you pack everything from inside the appliance into the cooler. Next, you take out all of the removable bins and shelves and set them aside. Once this has been done, you wipe out every loose crumb, then spray the entire interior surface with a non-toxic disinfectant.
Now, you'll close the fridge door in order to let the cleaner soak in on the insides while you take your time to clean the shelves and bins that you took out. You'll need to spray these too and use a rough sponge or scrub brush to clean the shelves while the bins get a regular sponge or damp cloth treatment; this will ensure that you don not scratch them. If your sink happens to be too small for this cleaning process, you can make use of your bathtub. Get a toothbrush you are no longer using and use it to get into cracks where food residues might be lurking.
Once you are done with the washing of the shelves and bins, allow them to dry. You can dry them in the sun if possible. Now go back to the fridge and wipe or scrub all of the fridge's surfaces clean. Make sure you scrub the door gasket, both in and under. Use clean terry cloth rags to wipe off the dirty water until everything is sparkling and dry. Once you are certain that it's all dry, fix back the bins and shelves. Put you food on one side, anything that looks moldy, past its expiration date or unrecognizable, make sure you dump or compost them. Clean off any sticky container, then replace them into your newly cleaned fridge.
The same process should be used for your freezer but you have to ensure that the sprayed surfaces are cleaned immediately. This way the cleaner won't get frozen. You can soak up odors by placing an open container of baking soda in every part of the fridge.
Cleaning a dirty microwave is quite easy. All you need to do is spray the insides with your non-toxic cleaning spray. Once the spraying is complete, place a cup of water at the center of the microwave; be sure to use a microwave safe container for the water. Turn on your microwave and leave it on high until the water boils. Wait for ten minutes (you can track the time using your microwave's timer). Once it beeps, pick a sponge and use it to wipe your microwave clean. Should any stain try to prove stubborn, repeat the process but ensure that you add some vinegar to the water before turning up the heat.
THE SMALL STUFF
Finish up on your kitchen by giving attention to the little things. Your recycling containers and trash should be scrubbed out and allowed to dry in the sun. Your dishwasher will be needing just two cups of vinegar run through it until it's empty. Your coffee maker can be cleaned with 1/4 cup of vinegar and a pot of water, after which you'll clean it with two pot of water. And as for your drains, just add 1/4 cup of baking powder and a teakettle of boiling water together, run the mixture down your drains and you'll be free of all dirt. Your kitchen will look nice and beautiful, simply because you engaged in spring cleaning your kitchen.