From the time the pandemic started, more individuals are becoming interested in maintaining a clean and healthy home. However, when it comes to cleaning up messes or spills, the majority will use a worn dishcloth in order to complete the task. However, we believe that they are unaware that a worn dishcloth could be harboring countless bacteria. This could even contaminate the surfaces such as your hands and kitchen counters. Here are some easy cleaning tips and tricks with just paper towels that would keep your kitchen spotless.
Make The Oven Shine
Ensure that the oven is off and cool. Then drench the paper towels in vinegar and then place them on the racks of the oven, the bottom, and the glass door. Allow the door to remain open and permit the paper towels to sit for roughly one hour. Afterward, do a quick wipe with the towels and it is done.
Prevent Messes In The Refrigerator
Gunk from orange juice and milk containers could make the refrigerator gooey. Put a paper towel under the containers to absorb any spills while they are in the refrigerator. Then throw them out in the garbage when they are saturated.
Clean The Sink In A Wink
It is very easy to ensure that the sink is hygienic. Combine water and baking soda in order to make a paste. Then use paper towels to rub on the sink, do not use a dishtowel. Rinse it off. The sink would regain its new shine.
A Spotless Microwave
Most individuals know about food particles breeding bacteria. Use a few damp paper towels and blast them on high for roughly one minute. After about five minutes have passed, open the microwave door and wipe all the insides of it using the same hot paper towels. There are no harsh fumes, however, be very careful as the towels will be really hot to the touch. A note here, individuals should always consult with the owners’ manual on the proper use of paper towels in the microwave. If the paper towels are printed, use the unprinted side in order to reduce the potential for ink transfer.
Brighten The Light Switches
It is not quite often that individuals consider how regularly light switches are handled. Mix up a solution using three separate containers of white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and peroxide. Very importantly, these compounds should never be combined. Spray one after the other onto a piece of paper towel and wipe off the light switches.
Make The Range Hood Sparkle
The range hood accumulates a lot of greases and begins to look sticky and dusty. Mix a solution of one part vinegar to one part water. Spray it onto the range hood and wipe it down with a paper towel. It is vital that the individual wipes in the direction of the grain.
Clean The Knife Block
Particles of food can easily fall into the crevices and slots of the block and stick to the wood surface. First, individuals should attempt to shake the crumbs from that toast from last week out from the blocks. Rinse the blocks out and place them on a paper towel in order to dry. It is those intricate details that allow a kitchen to remain clean and pristine.
Remove The Bacteria From The Cutting Board
The cutting board has the potential to be covered with bacteria, in particular, if the cleaning is done with a dishtowel. Clean the cutting board with a solution of one tablespoon of liquid chlorine bleach for every gallon of water. Cover the cutting board with the mixture and allow it to remain for five to ten minutes. Rinse it off with water and then pat it dry with paper towels. This will make it suitable for fresh vegetables, fruits, or even chocolate.