Kitchen is the place where we prepare and cook food. It must be clean and tidy all the time. Here are the ten simple tips and recipes for a dirt-free kitchen:
- Homemade All Purpose Cleaner
What you need are just orange peels, salt, vinegar, and water. It’s very simple. First, you need to cut the orange peels and fill it in an empty container. Add some salt and let them sit for 20-30 minutes. Fill the containers with vinegar and water and put a tight fitting lid on your jars. Then, let them sit for 2-3 weeks. After that, strain the solution, fill a spraying bottle and it’s ready to use!
- Green Drain Cleaner
You only need two things: baking soda and vinegar. Find the horrible-smelling drains in your kitchen and sprinkle some baking soda on it. Then, pour some vinegar on top of it. You will see bubbles as you put the vinegar. Let it stay for an hour, then rinse it with boiling water. You see, it will make a big difference in your kitchen.
- Homemade Soft-Scrubber
First, you need to prepare a 2-3 cup food container, 1 ½ cups baking soda and ½ cup eco-friendly liquid laundry detergent. Place the liquid detergent in a bowl. Add the baking soda and stir. Keep adding the baking soda until you get the right consistency (same with cake frosting). If needed, you can add a little water. Then you already have your DIY kitchen scrub! You just scoop out a little of it onto a clean rag and wipe your kitchen sink. After which, use a dry cloth to dry and shine it. It will give glow to your kitchen.
- The Magic Cleaner
Just combine the three ingredients: 12 oz. of white vinegar, 12 oz. of dish soap, and 12 oz. of laundry detergent. Put them in a spray bottle and spray it whenever needed. The laundry detergent is optional. It is there to cover the smell of the vinegar.
- Homemade Dishwasher Powder
Do you know that you can use borax and baking soda in washing dishes? Yes! You can! Just use 1 tbsp borax and 1 tbsp baking soda per load. It will remove the stains on your plates and to leave a good smell, use a commercial rinse agent. If not available, you can also use vinegar to rinse.
- Microwave Cleaner
No need for scrubbing, brushing, or exerting too much effort! What you need to do is just place ½ of a lemon in a small bowl of water and microwave it for 30 seconds. Open the door and wipe with a dry cloth. That’s all!
- Liquid Dish Soap
You need ½ cup liquid castile soap, 1/8 cup water, 4 drops of essential oil scent and 1 tsp vinegar. Just mix everything and store it in a tight-lid bottle.
- Foaming Hand Soap
Just mix 2-3 tsps of liquid castile soap and water in a foam dispenser and shake it thoroughly. Then, you’re good. It’s easy and really affordable.
- Natural Stove Cleaner
You need 4 parts baking soda and 1 part washing soda. Store them in a container and shake to mix. This will help you in getting rid of those unwanted grease.
- Natural Brass Cleaner
You can now clean the kitchen utensils made of brass by a simple homemade brass cleaner. How to make one is simple. Just squeeze half a lemon into a mixing bowl, add baking soda and stir the mixture until it creates a well scented paste. Use a soft cloth and apply it on. Then rinse off the paste and dry.