Your kitchen is the most critical part of your home for food preparation, dining, socialising and family entertainment. Hence this is the place which should look the best in all the aspects of hygiene, compactness and design & lifestyle representation. There is also a fourth dimension to your kitchen life. This is about managing multiple tasks with existing tools and materials rather than rushing to the supermarket to buy things in a hurry. Simple tips in this regard make your kitchen tasks simple and economical.
Use your old toothbrush to clean the kitchen and bathroom sink cleaning. Take ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide. Mix them well in a container with 2 litres of water. This acts as a sink tub and drain cleaner. Spray the liquid onto the inner and outer walls of the sink. Let it soak for about 15 minutes. Then you can use an old toothbrush to scrub the surfaces. This will leave your sink tub clean and sparkling. Dip an old bottle cleaning brush into the cleaning liquid and clean the kitchen drain. Hydrogen peroxide cleans all the clogs in your kitchen drain.
Pot and Pan Cleaning
The stubborn stains on your kitchen utensils can be cleaned with the help of common salt, lemon juice and vinegar. Take two teaspoons of common salt and add three teaspoons of vinegar and two teaspoons of lemon juice. You can use this combination to remove toughest stains in your pots and pans by applying the liquid and letting it soak the stains for about 10 minutes.
Cloth Hangers and Stands
You can use the old cloth hangers for hanging kitchen spoon, cutters, knives and cleavers. Cloth stands can be reused for storing utensils and vessels. They also look more stylish than the customary kitchen accessories and help you save money too. Old pallet coat hangers can be used for hanging kitchen cleaning cloths.
Use a thin and flexible cutting mat on top of your cutting board. This will help you in pouring out the cut vegetables directly into the vessels or pans without making them spill over to the floor.
Readymade kitchen disinfectant
Take a ½ litre of water and add 3 to 4 spoons of baking soda, ½ cup of bromine and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Mix them well and store in a plastic bottle. You can use this liquid to disinfect your kitchen.
For testing for the freshness of an egg, place it in a cup of water. Fresh egg sinks while old and bad ones float.
Line the crisper drawer of your refrigerator with paper towels. When you close the refrigerator, the excess of water will be absorbed by the towels. You need to replace them once in two days to preserve the freshness of vegetables for a long time. This inexpensive method also helps in preventing the freezing of other contents stored.
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