After a month of being sick a while back and still being worn down from it, I realized there are simply a lot of things in the kitchen that get missed when you are not feeling super up to cleaning. I am not the perfect housewife. Who is?
The refrigerator coils.
What is that? Yup, that is the coils under my fridge. The were vacuumed about two weeks ago. With our dogs, and kids running in and out dust accumulates fast. With all that dust your fridge and mine will not run efficiently. Vacuum them often. To keep your fridge running well and to cut down on your power bill.
The sink sprayer.
My kitchen sink sprayer every so often seems to get a mind of its own and spray everywhere or slow to a trickle. Soaking the sprayer in a cup of vinegar will remove all the nasty hard water build up.
Oh, my gosh behind that sink!
**Blush** Yes I do clean it but with five other people using the sink and a toddler playing at it this happens fast and can be overlooked. I spray bleach behind here and it all whitens right back up.
The microwave so used and often so forgotten.
Yes, it happens to the best of us. My kids tend not to cover anything so we end up with this. However a bowl of water with a splash of vinegar or lemon juice microwaved for 4 minutes or so and left to sit for 15 minutes (Let the steam build; so do not open the door) and after just wipe it all away. Easy peasy.
Under the stove and other large appliances
Yes, they are heavy but, please pull them out every so often and clean. Have a big strong type help move them. 😉 Or give you a workout. And no lol that is not a dead rat way under there it is cardboard. Thank you, Miss Toddler for the heart fail.
The oven (Is something burning?)
Every so often my husband will ask me what I am burning. Generally, I start the oven after someone spilled something once again in the bottom of the oven. Of course, my intent is to clean it right away. Well, that was the intent anyhow. My oven is self-cleaning. It is a blessing and a curse. It cleans great but heats my house up better than the furnace and the smoke and fumes are terrible. Not to mention it is expensive to run.
The dishwasher just because it washes does not mean it is clean!
How does it even happen? I mean it washes? But yes it needs cleaning. I run it with nothing but a bowl full of vinegar on the top rack at the hottest setting. After I wipe down all the edges and seal.
That overflowing junk drawer.
I think we all know it needs to be done and many of us just shove the drawer shut again or even um… start another junk drawer.
Yes, even those window tracks.
Winter is over. So we all need to remember to let in the fresh air minus all the dusty dirty window tracks and screens. I simply wipe them down including the screen while I am at it.
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