It’s not always easy to keep the house looking pristine! Usually, we don’t have enough time to make sure every single piece of furniture is spotless. With these quick, easy tips maintaining a neat and tidy home will be a breeze!
If you have a small bathroom, use the “one-in, one-out” rule to keep it clutter-free: every time you buy a new item, make sure to throw an old one out. And make sure to finish a product before buying a new one. This way, your medicine cabinet and drawers won’t be overflowing with almost-empty bottles of contact solution or an excess supply of razors.
Citric acid is known to remove food odours best, and you can make your very own lemon-scented air freshener. Just dissolve 1/8 cup of baking soda in two cups of hot water, and then add half a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Pour the entire mixture into a spray bottle and voila! You now have a homemade deodorizer to spritz away unwanted smells!
How to Disinfect a Cutting Board
We regularly wash our wooden cutting board, which resists bacteria much better than plastic, by simply scrubbing it with warm water and soap. But once it is used for cutting meat, poultry, or raw fish, our regular cleaning ritual calls for a greener antibacterial treatment. Simply mix baking soda and water until you get a thick paste, which you will then use to scrub the board. Wait 15 minutes before rinsing, and sprinkle with salt. Lastly, once the cutting board has completely dried, use a brush to remove the salt, along with any bacteria!
If you keep your non-stick pans stacked on top of one another when not in use, make sure to prevent the cooking surfaces from being scratched. Slipping any of the following between them will do the trick: a flat piece of cardboard, bubble wrap, or a clean dish towel.