Cleaning Assistants At Home
When you enter a kitchen, your gaze is usually automatically directed towards the sink. If the kitchen is full of dirty dishes, the room looks dirty and messy. Even if it is not one of the most popular tasks, a clean sink works wonders especially with the help of part time helper in Singapore. That’s why I follow this one rule every day – no matter how tired I am: The sink is emptied every evening, dirty dishes are put in the dishwasher and/or rinsed off and then the sink is cleaned. So I go to bed with a good feeling and don’t have to worry about dirt and mess early in the morning.
CLEAN YOUR CLEANING ASSISTANTS
Far too rarely do we think about cleaning our little helpers in the household, such as the dishwasher. But how is the machine supposed to get everything clean if it doesn’t run smoothly? For the cleaning I swear by a simple household remedy that everyone in the house should have: white vinegar. First, I remove food residues from the filter under the lower spray arm and rinse the filter thoroughly under hot water. Then I place a container filled with white vinegar on the top shelf and let the empty machine run through once at the highest level. Then I sprinkle a packet of baking powder on the floor and let the machine run again in the short program. Then clean the seals with a cloth and the machine shines in new splendour.
DISINFECT SPONGES AND RAGS IN THE MICROWAVE
Cloths and sponges quickly fill with unwanted bacteria. You can disinfect them easily and quickly in the microwave so that you don’t have to change the cleaning utensils every day. Moisten the utensils well and then place them in a microwave-safe container. Turn on the microwave for two minutes at the highest temperature and allow to cool briefly. This is a simple way to eliminate most of the bacteria.
GIVE YOUR MICROWAVE A FRESH KICK
In the microwave, dirt residues often accumulate, which can only be removed with difficulty. To avoid having to scrub forever, put a sliced lemon in a bowl of water and set the microwave to the highest setting until steam develops. Turn off the microwave and leave the bowl for another 15 minutes. Open the door and wipe off the dirt with a microfibre cloth. Fast, easy and effective.
FIGHT STUBBORN WATER STAINS WITH VINEGAR
Water stains annoy and make even the cleanest room appear dirty. Now follows a trick for cleaning muffle, because there is a way you can watch stubborn water stains virtually disappear. Soak a cloth in a little white vinegar and place it on water stains from taps or the sink. If the cloth does not hold, simply wrap a rubber band around it. Let it rest for an hour, wipe over the fittings again with the same cloth, dry with a towel and enjoy the sparkle of the clean surfaces.
MAKE STAINLESS STEEL SHINE
Stainless steel surfaces in the kitchen love to leave marks and stains. In addition to vinegar, there is another household remedy that I like to use against limescale and dirt: Citric acid. First put on gloves so that the acid doesn’t attack your skin. Then pour a teaspoon of citric acid in a cup with approx. 200 ml hot water from the tap. Dip a microfiber cloth into the mixture and wipe over the affected areas. Then wipe the areas dry with a towel. The pleasant smell of citric acid provides a great freshness kick in the kitchen.
CLEAN YOUR SHOPPING BAGS
Reusable carrier bags are a good alternative to thin plastic bags and should be an absolute must in all households. Therefore I would like to ask you first to only use reusable bags or baskets for your purchases. Nevertheless, the bags should be cleaned regularly and food residues and bacteria should be destroyed. Turn the bags to the left and watch the material before washing. Fabric bags are no problem, with bags made of robust plastic it often says whether and at how many degrees they can be washed. If a shopping bag is not allowed in the washing machine, I recommend turning the bag to the left, washing it with lukewarm alkaline water, drying it and spraying it with disinfectant spray. Look there, the bags are like new.