Thursday Tips...

The kitchen is my favorite area at our small house. Though its a small one, cleaning it takes time. So here are some simple tips that can make cleaning much easier and wont cost much, the materials that will be used are readily available at our home.

1.clean as You go
When preparing foods in the kitchen like peeling onions, pototoes, carrots, or other foods that you have to cut and peel, place a plastic shopping bag in the sink and put your peelings in it while you are chopping and peeling that way can just pull the bag out and pitch it easily without no time at all.
To save time and mess when preparing a meal, hook a spare plastic bag to the inside of a kitchen drawer. You can clear debris into it as you go, so the worktop remains uncluttered. At the end dispose of the rubbish in one trip to the bin.

2.Cut grease and odor on dishes
Oh I love washing dishes!!!

Problems with grease and odors in your kitchen? You can cut both grease problems and odors from grease in the kitchen by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to hot soapy water when you are washing the dishes. This leaves a nice fresh scent in your kitchen without an added expense of sprays and such

3.Cleaning the refrigerator
I never know what to clean the fridge or freezer with, I do not want to use chemicals as my food is going in there, well now I do this. Wash with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar, it cleans and freshens without any worries

4.Disinfect wood cutting boards
Not contented with washing with dishwashing liquid then try this... Clean and disinfect wood cutting boards. Wipe with vinegar. Another idea is if your cutting board smells like the garlic you chopped up yesterday? Use baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) to clean and deodorize your cutting boards because it is a food safe cleaner! Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge, scrub and rinse clean! Now you are all set to chop those onions!

5.Remove fish or rotten food odor
Place a bowl of white vinegar on the counter or other effected area for a few hours. The odour will disappear for good.

6.Remove food stains from your fingers
If you find after preparing foods your fingers are stained. Try the following tip to remove food color from your fingers: Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

7.Softer hands while washing dishes
Do you hate what washing the dishes does to your hands?

Soften your hands while you are doing the dishes by adding a tablespoon of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) to your soapy water. This little addition to your dishwater will soften your hands while cutting through that grease from greasy dishes all at the same time! A great tip for softer hands after washing the dishes is to put a few drops of lemon on your hands after doing dishes. This really softens your hands and does wonders for your nails at the same time

Happy Cleaning!!!