Cleaning isn’t just for spring anymore! We all want to maintain a clean and crisp kitchen for when our lovely guests make an appearance. These tips can help out tremendously when you do heavy duty fall cleaning!
1. To begin, zap your stone counter stains with hydrogen peroxide. You can remove most coffee or juice stains with a little hydrogen peroxide in water mixed with a few drops of ammonia. For everyday wear and tear of your stone countertops, buff away small scratches with superfine dry steel wool called “grade 0000.”
2. Use baking soda to mop up tile. To clean tile floors or a backsplash, we suggest mixing baking soda and water together as a homemade cleaner. Pour half a cup of baking soda into two gallons of water, and scrub with a sponge or string mop.
3. Clean Cast iron with salt. To clean a cast-iron pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil and place on medium heat. Once the pan is heated, pour in 3 tablespoons of salt. Next, using a tong to hold a paper towel, scour until clean. Finally, rinse and coat with vegetable oil to cure. Done!
4. Shine floors with white vinegar. Everyone wants their wood floors to have that nice clean shine, so get yourself a bucket and pour nine parts water to one part white vinegar. This cheap trick has been passed around for decades!
5. Wipe away wall splatters. There are basically two types of stains on painted walls: oil and waterborne. For the waterborne ones, we suggest you take a wet cloth or paper towel to clean them away. These stains would include things like ketchup, wine, Jell-O, mustard, and other water based substances. For oily stains, such as cooking grease or crayons, try using a little mild dish washing soap mixed with water, and then, rinse with water as well.
6. Remove Tarnish with ketchup! It’s not just for french fries! To remove tarnish from copper and brass fixtures, pots, and pans, give ketchup a shot. Dab some onto a soft cloth and gently rub. Finish by rinsing with warm water.
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