Cleaning the house is something a lot of us pay more attention to in summer. As the days are longer and more light gets into the home, we start to see more dirt and dust than we did in the winter months.
Keeping the kitchen clean is the most important part of your cleaning schedule, which is why today we are going to take a look at some simple kitchen cleaning tips you can use to help keep your kitchen spotless this summer.
Use a DIY pan cleaner
One of the best hacks you will ever hear when it comes to cleaning is to create your own mixture to clean off tough grease and stains on your pans. When you pan-fry meat or cook stir-fries you’ll often end up with hard grease on the bottom of the pan that can be difficult to clean off. Instead of hurting your hands using a scourer, consider instead using baking soda and vinegar to dissolve the grease in minutes. Sprinkle baking soda all over the affected pan, and then pour vinegar on top. This will fizz violently and it will smell strong, but leave it for 20 minutes and come back to it. Now, you should be able to wipe the grease away without any problem and end up with a lovely clean pan.
Pests can be a, well, pest in the kitchen. From flies to mites, pests will come in search of food and you must be vigilant and keep your kitchen clean to prevent them from spreading. Use DIY pest control products as well as sealing all of your dry ingredients to keep them safe and secure in your pantry.
Make your own scented floor cleaner
If you have a laminate or tile floor, there is no need to spend lots of money on a floor cleaner. You can instead make your own scented floor cleaner with some simple ingredients. Get yourself a spray bottle, and fill ¾ of the way with water. Once you have this, add a capful of your favorite fabric softener as well as a capful of disinfectant. Simple, effective, and an amazing smell for your kitchen!
Use lemon for the microwave
One simple task that can also be disgusting is cleaning the microwave. The microwave can quickly get chocked up with lots of splatter from food – and over time this can become dry and hard to clean off. Instead of struggling to scrub this off, place a lemon on a plate into the microwave and run it for 2 minutes. The lemon will release citric acid which will break down the grease, and you will be able to wipe away the grease with ease.
Clean windows and surfaces with vinegar
Vinegar might smell, but it will give you streak-free windows and glass surfaces in no time. Use a spray of white vinegar and water to clean your windows or surfaces and you’ll end up with clean and sparkling surfaces in no time at all.