Are you feeling renewed by the new year’s arrival? We are feeling it. The clean start has motivated us to clean. We have been improving our cleaning habits in the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions and being our best selves in 2021. This means getting rid of lousy kitchen cleaning habits.
This year we will tackle a series of horrible cleaning habits worth changing. We will start in the kitchen. It’s the heart of your home and where you prepare all your meals, so it’s essential to clean it regularly. Let’s get started! You need to avoid these five bad kitchen cleaning habits this year.
Remember your sponge!
Do you clean your cleaners? It’s high time you started thinking about how hygiene affects your sponge and sink. First, make sure your sponge can drain. It is not doing its body any favors sitting in its food-particle-laden water. It can be as easy as lifting it off the dish soap bottle and wringing it. It is essential to let it dry between uses.
It should be cleaned regularly. You can either run it through the dishwasher, microwave it, or soak it with full-strength vinegar and diluted bleach. Bam! Now you’re ready to wash dishes with no weirdness.
Remember to clean your sink when you are cleaning your kitchen counters. You never know what bacteria might grow there, so clean it regularly.
Get rid of your disposal care
Do you think your garbage disposal is one of those “set-it-and-forget-it” things? You might need to be corrected. You need to give your garbage disposal some love. Think about everything you have asked your garbage disposal to take care of over the years. There are many options for garbage disposal cleaners. You can either buy them or make your own. Add half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar. Let it rest for ten minutes before adding boiling water.
If you have a stinky garbage disposal, you can freeze citrus peels to make ice cubes. For an instant refresh, run them through your disposal.
Stop dumping grease down your drain! This can cause problems in your household plumbing and have far-reaching consequences. A fatberg is a term that you may have heard of. You read it right. Fatberg. Grease can build up in our sewer systems and bond with calcium. This creates enormous fatbergs that can stick to the ceiling of the sewer system.