Does the very thought of cleaning your kitchen taps and your kitchen sink accessories make you want to rethink everything? Between cooking experiments gone wrong, everyday spills and dirty dishes, your kitchen endues a lot through the week. Given the fact that it’s one of the most trafficked rooms in your house where you prep your meals, it is even more important to keep it clean and hygienic. Dirty messy and greasy are not the adjectives you want to use for your kitchen countertops. Be it a water stained kitchen sinkor sauce splattered stovetop, with a few effective tips, tricks and hacks, you can easily deodorise and degrease especially when you’re on a tight schedule. Check out these tips and tricks to make kitchen cleaning easier, quicker and, dare we say, fun!
Say goodbye to hard water buildup for kitchen faucets
If you are staying in a hard water area, it’s highly likely that there is a scaly buildup around your solid brass kitchen mixer tap or your ornamental bronze faucet. There’s however an easy fix. Take some white vinegar and fill a plastic bag with it. With the help of a rubber band, wrap it around your kitchen faucet head while ensuring that the hard water spots and scales are completely immersed. Sleep over it. Remove the bag the next morning and voila! By now your faucet must be all new and shiny!
Remove dusty, greasy buildups
Pleasing food leaves an unpleasant mark on..well..everything. Oil splatters often tend to mark their territory by leaving a yucky layer on your walls, windowsills, kitchen countertops, new kitchen accessories like scrub boards and blinds. If you think ignoring the goopy gunk long enough will make it go away, you’re wrong as it will attract dust over time. If soap and water doesn’t do the trick, here’s what you can do instead: Put some vegetable oil on a towel and wipe down the affected area. Repeat as required. Don’t forget to groove to something nice on your playlist while you are at it!
How to clean dirty kitchen sinks?
Did you know that all purpose flour can do wonders to your stainless steel kitchen sinkor granite composite sink? In fact it is sure to do its trick on all kinds of sinks, be it single bowl or double bowlas long as the sink is dry. Just rub some flour on your kitchen sink with a clean cloth and watch it shine! Also, good old toothbrushes can be handy while cleaning those grimy-yet-tiny spots. If you feel the corners of your shiny new kitchen sink, the base of your kitchen faucet, or even the dials of your stove need a little scub-a-dub-dub, dip your toothbrush into a solution of soap, baking soda and warm warm to scrub the grime away!
Give your garbage some loving
If you’re thinking it’s hard to love that smelly and crusty trash can, we are right there with you. However, you can always use a fresh fix to give it a glow-up! All you have to do is fill the can with a solution of warm water and soap (vinegar can be a smart substitute). Get on with other tasks at hand (we won’t judge if it’s napping or Netflix) while it soaks for an hour at least. Wipe it down with a towel after it’s been drained. Drop in some cotton balls soaked in divinely smelling essential oils and put in a clean garbage bag!
Coffee is better without stains
We know it can be hard to enjoy a warm cuppa in the morning or anytime in the day when those stubborn tea and coffee rings are glaring right at you. The first thing you could do is to soak it in a solution of warm water and bleach but incase you want to take a more natural approach, there’s another fix. Whip up a quick solution using baking soda and dishwashing liquid. Use a rough sponge to scrub the surface. Rinse and allow to dry. Because baking soda is gentle it won’t harm your fancy china!
Depending on how much of a cleanliness fiend you are, tackling the grimy, greasy, funky bits of the kitchen could be your idea of a heaven or a hell. However, with these easy and fun hacks up your sleeve perhaps cleaning the kitchen including scrubbing everything from over and fridge to the dishwasher and the sink not to mention the teeny tiny appliances and the even teenier and tinier nook and crannies need not be such a tiresome and arduous task. We hope our guide (we know a thing or two about speedy sprucing too!) makes your life in the kitchen a little easier than yesterday. So take that pair of yellow gloves out, and tell your kitchen sink, garbage disposals, and everything in between smell ya later!
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