PARTS OF YOUR HOME YOU NEGLECT TO CLEAN: Kitchen Edition
Previously on ‘Cleaning with Lacreme’, we revealed to you parts of your bathroom you probably neglect to clean and what an eye opener it was. By now, you must be thinking, “these people are tripping”, and you are probably not the first to think so. That is why you can hire us to do the dirty work for you and turn your home from moist to morning fresh. Now, by the topic of today’s blog, we are revealing to you those nooks and crannies of your kitchen you have probably avoided having to clean and we get it; so much work, so little time and so without further ado, let’s get started:
- Stained Cutting Board
There’s nothing worse than a stained cutting board. While chopping fruits and spices, its easy to have excess stains or liquids dried around the edges. To remove the food stains, rub the plastic with half a lemon. For stubborn stains, add baking soda or salt before using the lemon. This will not only remove the stains but leave your cutting board smelling lemon fresh.
- Kitchen Range Hood Filter
The hood circulates air during cooking, while the filter collects grease and particles. Once every four months, remove the filter from the hood and gently scrub in the sink with hot, soapy water and a liquid-based degreaser. Rinse thoroughly and replace the filter back.
- Fridge Coils
Bet you never thought of this one. Cleaning the coils of your fridge twice a year would increase the efficiency of the cooling system which could save energy and money. Unplug the fridge, find the condenser coils, remove the protective grate, clean the grate, gently wipe down the coils and fan.
- Washing Machine
Ironic isn’t it? You would think because it’s a washing machine, it wouldn’t need to be cleaned. But inside the machine can get stained and develop build up. Front load washers are especially prone to unpleasant smells and liable to mould if not cleaned on a regular basis. To prevent that, run the machine with a full tub of hot water, and a quart of bleach, through the detergent dispenser once a year. Don’t forget to clean detergent compartments by hand. You can also simply use a sponge and soapy water to manually clean the inner rims of the washing machine.
You know the drill. Take out all the shelves and give them a good scrubbing at least once a week. Also note that the space between your fridge and the floor is a magnet for pet hair, dust, food etc. And if left for too long, can attract ants and pests. Be sure to sweep under your fridge and if possible, move it aside and mop the space.
Built up spills and remnants of old food and liquids inside ovens can cause smoke and issues of smell. Be sure to clean big spills as they happen, and make it a habit to include your oven in your regular cleaning routine. Take it a step further by using one of our homemade cleaning liquid recipes in one of our previous blogs to give it that extra shine.
- Trash Can
Same as the one in the bathroom. Disinfect often and rinse with hot water and soap every month.
Just like a washing machine, you’d think your dishwasher would already be clean. You’d be wrong. Food bits find their way into all the nooks and crannies of your dishwasher, leading to bad smells and eventually, your dishes not getting clean.
So of you are wondering where to begin, begin with us as your home cleaning service to make these extra duties a lot easier. And since we have your attention, go and binge on our previous ‘cleaning with lacreme’ blog posts. Till next time, stay safe, stay clean.