We clean the kitchen

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You have half an hour or half a day, there is always some storage that can be done. Here are our suggestions for organizing the kitchen.

30 minutes
We sorted through a drawer. It’s been ages we no longer use this piece of plastic with holes to measure portions of pasta? Then why not give it! We are not sure if we should get rid of this small wisp for vinaigrette? We put it in a box with everything we hesitate to give. Write an expiry date on the box and at that date, we will give all the objects that have not been used, in the meantime. Every time we have a half hour, we attack another drawer.

60 minutes
We take everything off the refrigerator. We take the time to go through everything and get rid of what is expired. Put the drawers, shelves, bins, windows in the tub filled with water and soap. Meanwhile, clean the inside of the refrigerator with a mixture of hot water and vinegar. Add plastic bins (purchased in a dollar store) and group certain foods (condiments, lunch snacks, salad dressing, etc.). Everything is better classified as well, and it is easier to wash in case of damage.

4 hours
We attack the cabinets: handles, doors, interior … and do not forget the top of the cabinets!!! We go through everything, what we keep, what we give and what we will put elsewhere. To remove dirt more easily, use a sponge, dipped in a vinegar and water solution (about 125 ml of vinegar to 1 quart of warm water).

Some additional tips

  • To clean your sink thoroughly and make it shine, use a cloth slightly dampened with mineral oil. This protects the surface against possible spots.
  • To polish the cabinet doors decorated with moldings and door handles in tortuous design, use a paste of water and baking soda and a toothbrush. This will allow you to reach hard to reach corners.
  • To clean the microwave, just place a bowl of water in which you put some lemon wedges, and heated for 5 minutes to allow the steam to cover all surfaces. Let stand one minute, the door closed, and then you pass a cloth to clean the surface.

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