Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Kitchen and Laundry Room Hot Cleaning Spots

She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness.  Proverbs 31:27Kitchen

A few areas that we tend to overlook can be tackled this week.  These are cleaning tactics I use, always refer to your owners manual in case your appliances have restrictions with the use of baking soda or white vinegar as cleaning solutions.

 Monday:  Coffee Pot 

  • Clean by brewing a pot of white vinegar only.
  • Follow with 4 to 5 pots of water.
  • Clean inside water reservoir and outside of brewer.
  • Clean pot and lid, run through dishwasher if safe to do so.

 Tuesday:  Sink 

  • Sanitize by filling with hot water (almost to rim) and 1/4 cup of bleach, let sit for a couple of hours.
  • Using baking soda or other non abrasive cleanser, scrub around faucet and sprayer.
  • If you have trays for holding scrubs that pull down or slide out, now is a good time to clean those too.
  • Rinse well.
  • Shine using Windex.
Wednesday:  Washers 
  • Clean the washing machine inside and out.  Wipe down the outside of the washing machine with Windex and run a regular wash cycle using 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of baking soda only.
  • Clean the dishwasher inside and out.  Shine the outside of the dishwasher with Windex  or white vinegar.  Click on the link for easy cleaning solution for the inside of the dishwasher.
Thursday:  Under Sink 
  • Take everything out and clean.
  • Throw away empty bottles, old cleaning rags, scrubbers etc..
  • Wipe down items, run dish drainer (I store mine under the sink) through the dishwasher.
  • Place the items back in an organized manner, grouped by function, least used to the back, most used toward front.
Friday:  Garbage cans 
  • Clean and disinfect garbage cans inside and out.




Home Remedies 

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