Much of what goes on in our homes, happens in the kitchens. It doesn't take long for a sink to fill with dishes and a clean floor to get splattered with bits of food! The normal daily and weekly tasks of keeping a kitchen clean can often mean that these Seven items are a little more forgotten. Make time in your busy schedule to focus on these things and you'll love the added sparkle they bring.
1. Garbage Disposal
. Dump several pieces of ice down your sink, into the disposal and sprinkle a few drops of lemon oil on top of them. Turn it on and let it clean and deodorize all at once! I recommend doing this once a week to keep it fresh.
2. Coffee Pot
. Once a month, run vinegar through your coffee pot, to clean everything out well. Then run it once with just water and you'll be good to go to make coffee again.
. Get a microwave safe bowl and fill it with water. Add a few drops of vinegar and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Place it in the microwave and run it for 2 minutes. This will soften everything inside and make it easy to wipe down.
4. Outside of Appliances
. With children in the house, it doesn't take long for fingerprints to dot the surfaces of the dishwasher and refrigerator. Each week, I like to take a microfiber cloth, some warm water and a few drops of lemon oil. I wash all the exterior surfaces and if you have stainless steel, the microfiber and lemon combination will shine it up beautifully.
5. Garbage can
. After emptying the garbage and putting in a new bag, simply sprinkle 1-2 drops of essential oil in the bag to keep away odors as things collect. It's also good on a regular basis to wash out the can with water and soap to keep away bad smells.
. Once a week is a good time to spend about 15 minutes and take everything out of your fridge (this is the longest part) and wipe the shelves and sides down with warm water, vinegar and lemon oil.
. Mix lemon essential oil with baking soda and sprinkle on your stovetop. Use an old toothbrush to gently scrub away at all the little crevices where dirt and grime like to hide. Rinse well with vinegar and warm water.