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Kitchen Cleaning Tips: 10 Ways to Tackle Your Worst Kitchen Crimes

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Our kitchens and laundry rooms are often the most neglected place in our house. With all of the prep work and cleaning that goes on, it's no wonder we forget to clean up after ourselves! In this blog post, I'm sharing 10 ways you can tackle your worst kitchen crimes. From countertops to dishwashers, here are some helpful tips for keeping your kitchen sparkling clean!

Clean your sink with baking soda and vinegar to remove any lingering odors

Clean your sink with baking soda and vinegar to remove any lingering odors. Simply sprinkle the baking soda around the surface of your sinks, then pour a few tablespoons of white distilled vinegar into it. Allow this to work on its own for about 20 minutes before wiping away. To clean up stains in your dishwasher, try adding some lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to your dishwasher load.

You can also do a quick kitchen spring cleaning by wiping down the inside of your refrigerator with baking soda and water. To keep countertops clean, wipe them down daily or put up some placemats that will help to catch crumbs from falling on the floor! If you're looking for an extra cleaning boost, rub an old toothbrush over the grout lines of your tile to really scrub it clean.

To get rid of any lingering odors in your trash can, put some baking soda inside before throwing away food scraps.

How to Clean Microwave

It's not hard to clean and get your microwave looking as good as new. To remove any food particles, wipe down the inside of the microwave with a wet cloth or paper towel. If there are spills all over it, simply place a bowl filled with water and 1 teaspoon of dish soap in the microwave, set it for 3 minutes and then wipe off whatever is left behind.

How to Clean Kitchen Sink

Clean the sink with baking soda and vinegar to remove any lingering odors. Simply sprinkle the baking soda around the surface of your sinks, then pour a few tablespoons of white distilled vinegar into it. Allow this to work on its own for about 20 minutes before wiping away.

To clean up stains in your dishwasher, try adding some lemon juice.

How to Clean Your Stovetop

To clean up spills on your stovetop, use a dry sponge to wipe up any excess liquid.

To clean your stovetop, use an all-purpose cleaner and scrubbing pad or dishcloth to remove stains and grime. For stubborn spots, pour some baking soda on the area before adding the cleaning agent - this should help it work more efficiently!

If you have grease buildup on your stovetop, try oven cleaner. Simply spread the product over the area and wait for it to work its magic before wiping away with a wet cloth or paper towel.

How to Clean Kitchen Countertop

If you're looking for an extra cleaning boost, rub an old toothbrush over the grout lines of your tile to really scrub them clean!

To remove coffee stains from your kitchen countertop, use some lemon juice to brighten it up.

Get Rid of Trash Can Odor

To get rid of any lingering odors in your trash can, put some baking soda inside before throwing away food scraps.

How to Clean Kitchen Floor

First, sweep or vacuum the floor really well. Then, dampen a cloth or paper towel with some all-purpose cleaner and wipe the floor clean. Finally, dry the surface thoroughly so you don't have to worry about water spots!

How to Clean Base Boards

To clean baseboards, use a mixture of baking soda and water to scrub away any dirt.

How to Clean Cabinets

To clean the inside of cabinets, wipe them down with a damp cloth or paper towel.

If there are stains on your cabinet doors, try using some lemon juice and steel wool to scrub away any grime buildup!

Cleaning Dishwasher Inside & Out

To clean your dishwasher, pour a cup of white distilled vinegar in the bottom and run it on a short cycle to remove any dirt or grime.

Clean Your Cabinet Drawers (and Other Areas) with Baking Soda

Put some baking soda inside cabinets and drawers to help absorb unpleasant odors. First, remove everything from inside the cabinets and drawers, and then wipe them out. Sprinkle some baking soda on the inside and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming up.

Cleaning Laundry Room or Utility Room (or any other room you want to declutter!)

To clean your laundry room, start by removing everything from shelves and wipe them down with a damp cloth.

Organize your laundry room by putting things in categories and storing them accordingly.

To clean out any clutter from your laundry room, remove items you no longer need or want - donate them to a local charity if possible!

Place laundry detergent in containers and baskets instead of leaving it in boxes, and stack the baskets or containers on shelves.

To remove any lingering odors from your laundry room, run the washing machine through a cleaning cycle.

If you're feeling ambitious, paint over those ugly yellowed walls!

In conclusion, cleaning your kitchen and laundry room doesn't have to seem like a never-ending task. It can be an enjoyable process - just make sure you take it one step at a time!

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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