Ideas for Cleaning the Kitchen Naturally and Effectively
As the major food preparation area, the kitchen – even more than the rest of the house – maintains a responsibility of cleanliness, sanitation, and safety. While a variety of commercial kitchen cleaning products abound, one has to wonder if spraying chemicals into the home’s Food Central Station does more harm than good. Fortunately for those concerned, there are a variety of DIY home cleaning products that use only natural ingredients and still get the job done. Interested? Check out some great homemade cleaner options below.
Let’s be honest – cleaning the oven is about as un-glamorous and non-enjoyable a job as is possible in the home cleaning department. This DIY natural oven cleaner tutorial is super easy to make and work with, plus the results are comparable with commercial cleaners. As an added bonus, the DIY version requires solely baking soda and distilled vinegar, which saves you money as well. I’d call this a win-win.
Got a half of a lemon handy? Then you have no excuse for any sort of crusties hanging out in your microwave. This simple DIY microwave cleaner not only takes the elbow grease out of cleaning the microwave, but it also smells fantastic in its citrusy clean way. Anything that makes a traditionally tough job easy is an excellent cleaning option, and one that’s natural to boot? Exceptional.
If you’re relatively new to the all-natural DIY cleaning products world, you may not yet know that once you build up a supply of basic ingredients, you’ll be able to quickly, easily, and effectively clean just about anything. Vinegar and baking soda are at the top of this short list, and they’re the two ingredients for this highly effective DIY dishwasher cleaning solution. Not to be used every day, this cleaner still works great on a regular and/or infrequent basis.
Tile is an amazing finish material in a variety of situations – floors, countertops, backsplashes, and more in almost any room in the house. While tile itself is fairly low-maintenance, its grout can cause a challenge when it comes to home cleaning. This DIY grout cleaner involves multiple traditional homemade cleaner ingredients, such as vinegar, borax, dish detergent, and more, but the grout cleaner’s sparkling results make the prep completely worth it.
Wood Floor Cleaner
While most of us don’t typically associate olive oil as a cleaning agent, the ingredient plays a key role in this DIY wood floor cleaner recipe, along with lemon juice. One note of caution when you use this cleaner (not too often) is its slippery side effect for a short while after application. Which is actually a bonus if your children want to don their socks and have their very own indoor sock-skating rink! Either way, your kitchen cleaning just got a lot simpler with this solution.
We all hope you’re not reading about carpet cleaner while you’re researching natural kitchen cleaning solutions, simply because that would place you in the unfortunate position of having carpet in your kitchen. However, we can’t pass this DIY carpet cleaner tutorial by in a compilation of natural home cleaning products. Give it a try; you might find yourself floored with the results. (Get it? Floored? Bam.)