3 Kitchen Cleaning Tips to Save Time and Money
I’m not a fan of cleaning the kitchen, but I do like have a clean one. It stands to reason, then, that I must do the first to get the second. If you’re like me and you want a clean kitchen as easily and frugally as possible, you might be looking for ways to save time and money while doing it.
These three kitchen tips were originally posted here back in the very early days of my blogging. While cleaning up the clutter and crumbs that accumulate from so many years of blogging, I found this dusty old post which has long-since been forgotten. With spring in the air, all it really needs is a good dusting off and it’s good as new.
So with that in mind, check out these three kitchen cleaning tips: from the 2006-me to the present-day-you.
Tip #1 – Sanitize Your Sponge in the Dishwasher
After you use your kitchen sponge, throw it in the dishwasher with your dishes. The soap and scalding hot water will clean it better, kill the germs, and help it last longer. It works! (Do this with your bottle brushes and scrubbing brushes, too!)
Tip #2 – Make your own version of Clorox anywhere spray – it’s cheaper!
Hospitals and home health agencies use a ten percent bleach solution to clean and kill germs. If you do the math on the Clorox anywhere spray (and I did) it’s main ingredient content is one-tenth of the same main ingredient content in regular bleach. Hmm.
For a greener solution: you can mix up a solution of water with essential peppermint oil and orange oil instead! It works great for general cleaning on countertops, stove tops, glass, and stainless steel.
Tip #3 – When Cleaning Grease, Skip the Water
To remove stubborn grease from cooking (on vent-a-hoods, dishes, whatever)… Using a wet scrubbing sponge with undiluted soap works better than soapy water every time! It doesn’t take much. It saves time and elbow grease, too!
If your surface won’t scratch, you can use a steel wood pad if need be, but always be mindful of surface damage!