Natural Ways to Make Your Kitchen Sparkle

Created by: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Products

These essential chores don't need chemicals to get the job done. Try them out to get your kitchen sparkling.

Clear clogs in the sink by pouring half a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by half a cup of plain white vinegar. Cover the drain with a wet rag, wait a few minutes, then pour in a saucepan of boiling water.

If your garbage disposal is smelly, toss a few lemon or orange peels in and grind them up. It'll disinfect and add a fresh scent.

Line your toaster tray with foil so that you can easily remove any crumbs that accumulate. They can cause a burnt odor

You can easily clean the vent hood over your oven by taking off the metal filter, soaking it in hot, soapy water, then placing it in the dishwasher.

Since food can damage knife blades, clean your knives immediately after each use—but keep them out of the dishwasher, where the high temperatures can be harmful. Mild soap and water work just fine.

In the oven, pour salt on any fresh stains to absorb the food and allow the mess to be wiped clean. To get at tough stains, sprinkle with baking soda, spritz with water, and let sit overnight. Oven racks can be cleaned with steel wool to remove any grime.

Sealed hardwood floors just need a mop dampened with water and some natural all-purpose cleaner. Ceramic tiles only need warm water.

Grease stains on the wall can be removed with a clean rag, hot water, and a little liquid dish soap.

Have a microwave covered with food residue? Place a clean wet rag inside and turn on the microwave for one minute. The steam will let you wipe down any grease stains and food residue quickly and easily.

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