Can I just say…spring is here! Everything is brighter, sunnier and happier.
The outdoors beckons, but for me, so does the house work. The spring cleaning bug niggles and I can’t rest until I get stuck into organising the house. I know some people like to start with tidying out drawers and cupboards, but I can’t relax until I’ve given the kitchen a complete overhaul. I’m going to spare you the organising tips and get straight down to the nitty gritty.
Here’s a knock-out spring-cleaning routine for the kitchen that will make you want to sing!
You will need:
- baking soda
- a durable cloth
- dish washing liquid
- spray bottle
- zip-lock bags
- a little elbow grease!
Now, let’s get started!
1. The Oven
Make a paste out of baking soda and water. Spread the paste all over the oven then let it sit overnight. (Remember to cover openings with foil and to avoid bare metal surfaces and the oven door.) Use a spatula to remove the paste and a cloth and water to rinse off the remaining residue.
2. Gas Burners
Put burners in a plastic zip lock bag with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Seal the bag and leave it outside overnight. Afterwards, wipe the burners clean with a cleaning cloth and ta-da!
3. Bench tops and cupboards
Use one part vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle to spray on benches. For tougher to shift stains, sprinkle baking soda on the bench and leave for 15 minutes before wiping away with a cloth. These ingredients are great for dispelling germs that build up form food stuff, no matter how microscopic.