kitchen. Always the kitchen! But where else can you find the busiest part of the
house? This is the area where food is stored and cooked; it’s only proper to
have it in order and organized. Now, if you think you’ve got all corners of
the kitchen covered (with your cleaning and organizational techniques, that is),
then you can ignore these smart and helpful hints!
little vanilla poured on a piece of cotton and placed in the refrigerator
will eliminate odors.
cleaning the refrigerator, add a dash of lemon extract to the rinse water
for a fresh scent.
storing leftovers in the refrigerator, use old butter tubs and cottage
cheese containers. When its time to clean out the refrigerator, you can
discard the entire container. You won’t have a spilled mess in the garbage
can or a sink full of dirty dishes.
remove coffee stain from fabric or a rug, try one of these methods:
Dip a white cloth
into beaten egg yolk and rub the yolk into the stain. Then rinse with clear
alcohol into the stain, then rinse with water.
Apply a solution of
½ teaspoon mild detergent in a pint of water. Blot with a white towel. If the
stain remains, apply a 50-50 solution of water and white vinegar and blot.
Use the bartender’s
method for speedy stemware washing. Holding the base, pump the glass vigorously
in very hot sudsy water, then quickly put it in clear water (cooler water may
shatter it). Dry upside down on a cotton towel.
streak less glasses, add a little vinegar or borax to the final rinse water.
If glasses have
hard-water stains, rub them with a scouring pad dipped in vinegar.
Never use hot water,
harsh soaps, ammonia or washing soda on silver or gold rimmed glasses.
shaving brush cleans deeply etched or hobnailed glass especially well.
If eggs have dried on
your patterned glass tableware, rub off the residue with a slice of lemon.
Dishwasher Soap Film
Stuck on Food
Cleaning with Automatic-Dishwasher Detergent
detergent works well on refrigerators, stoves, floors, walls and glass.
Dissolve ¼ cup in
one gallon of very hot water. Wipe with a dry cloth afterwards. Wear rubber
gloves and test first to make sure that what you’re cleaning is colorfast.
If you’ve ever
switched on the garbage disposal instead of the kitchen light, mark the switch
with a dab of red nail polish-anything to stop that grating noise.
If your dishwasher
drains through your garbage disposal, switch it on when the hot soapy water is
running through so it gets a good cleaning.