The kitchen is probably the most cluttered room in the house because there are so many little things in there. In my case, there’s always random things that don’t belong in there because the boys in my house think it’s okay to put their dirty, sweaty hats, change, clothing and whatever else doesn’t belong in the kitchen, in the kitchen as well as not putting ANYTHING back where it should go. Hence why my kitchen is always cluttered.
It’s also cluttered because we like to cook, so we have spices, utensils, and pans galore. Sometimes we have no place to put things, hence why I’m doing this post.
Cupboard door spice storage:
I haven’t done this one yet, but my sister texted this idea to me the other day. You can get everything at the dollar store.
What you’ll need:
– 3-5 little baskets.
– Sticky wall hooks.
That’s all. I’ll be doing this in the next few days!
Under the sink organizer:
Almost everyone I know stores their cleaning stuff under the kitchen sink, so if you do to, this is for you.
What you’ll need:
– Small curtain rod
– Magazine holders
– Traveling shower caddy
The shower curtain is to hang your cleaning product spray bottles on, the magazine holder is for non spray cleaning products to stay nice and organized and the shower caddy is for your smaller cleaning supplies such as sponges and brushes. This will make it easier to find what you need, when you need it.
Canned goods organizer:
We’re going to use something that I’ve already mentioned for this hack. Magazine holders hold cans pretty good and you can keep all of one kind together. The magazine holders can also be used to hold your fruit.
We all know that the stove burners are the biggest pain to clean, right? I’ll be honest, I gave up on cleaning them for a while until I found this hack.
What you’ll need:
– Stove burner parts (Obviously)
– Gallon sized zip-locked backs (4)
pour a splash of ammonia in the bags, add your stove parts and leave sitting on your counter overnight. Rinse off with soapy sponge and that should take all the grease and stuck on crap off.
This has to be the next pain in the rear thing in the kitchen. I hate cleaning the microwave, because again, I have a teenage boy who doesn’t think it’s necessary to clean up his mess that he made in the microwave, so when I get to it, it’s week old cooked, stuck on food. This hack has made my life easier when it comes to cleaning the microwave.
– Warm up half a cup of water, 3 tablespoons of vinegar and some lemon juice in a microwave safe bowl for a few minutes. The stuck on food should wipe right off and it’ll smell like lemons. Yes, I really love lemons.
Wooden cutting boards:
We all need to keep our cutting boards clean and germ free and here’s how to do that.
-Cut a lemon (Yes, more lemons!) in half and squeeze half all over your wooden cutting board. Spread the lemon juice around with that same lemon half. Sprinkle coarse salt over the board and use the other lemon half to scrub the salt in. Use paper towels to wipe off your cutting boards. This method cleans and deodorizes your wood cutting boards.
Bar keepers friend:
This is a cleaning product that I swear by and can do a ton of jobs. You can use this for polishing stainless steel appliances, clean stove tops, pots and pans, sinks, and even toilets and bathtubs! Once you try it, I swear, this is all you’ll use. I love it! I love the fact that you can clean so many things with it and your pots and pans!!
Yes, I really love lemons. The smell, taste and all the benefits of them. I even drink lemon infused water daily. For all my fellow lemon lovers, there’s a sink strainer at the Everything 99 cents store that is lemon scented and I just love it. It keeps your sink smelling lemon fresh. Lemon scented garbage bags are a must as well! In the near future, I will be doing a give away of some cleaning items… possibly lemon scented ones.
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