The kitchen is one of the dirtiest places in your house. All the grease, mildew, and garbage, which passes through that room makes it hard to maintain. Homeowners struggle to keep the kitchen spotless and usually lose the battle.
When people see the amount of dirt and grime on kitchen windows and surfaces, they reach for the heavy artillery – chemicals.
However, using off-the-shelf cleaning products can be dangerous. They may worsen your respiratory problems by accumulating chemicals in the air. If not rinsed properly, they may get into your food and cause poisoning.
Meanwhile, these products are costly and take up plenty of space. What can you do? Opt for eco-friendly options.
- Make A Surface Cleaner
The key goal of a cleaner in your kitchen is to deal with grease and germs. To make a cleaner that does all that and more, you’ll have to buy borax, essential oils, and white vinegar. Tea tree oil can do the job of the essential oil. But you can choose any oil you enjoy the scent of.
Boil 2 cups of water. Put a teaspoon of borax and a ¼-cup of white vinegar. Mix everything together and leave to cool. Add a few drops of the oil. The cleaning solution is ready. You can use it on any kitchen surface except for windows.
- Mix A Window Cleaner
Even if you opt for professional window cleaning twice a year, kitchen windows tend to get dirty in between the cleanings. All the grease and grime that settles on them can affect the lighting and the ambience of the kitchen.
You can easily make a high-quality and eco-friendly window cleaner at home. All you need is distilled water and white vinegar. Mix 1 cup of water with half a cup of vinegar and squeeze a few drops of lemon into the solution. You can use lemon essential oil instead.
If you have tough spots on your windows, you can add a cup of vodka or a pinch of dish soap.
- Create A Drain Cleaner
Foul smell from your drain signals that you have dangerous bacteria growing below the skink and possibly in the pipes. Mix equal amounts of baking soda, white vinegar, and salt. Pour the solution down the drain. Allow it to stay for 20 minutes. Pour a full kettle of boiling water into the sink.
If your drain is clogged. Pour the mix and use a rubber plunger several times. This can keep your drain clean and clog-free. You may need to use the solution once a week.
Keeping your kitchen clean isn’t hard. Especially when you know which ingredients to mix to get a green solution to dirt, grime, and grease problems.