Cleaning Tips for Your Living Space
In Your Kitchen:
If you have a gas oven or a non-glass top stove, you can clean the top off - get it deep cleaned and then use regular car wax to promote it staying clean longer. It will help reject future food stains and lasts a long time.
On your glass cook top range, be sure to clean with windex (homemade works really well) for a longer lasting clean. For deep cleaning it - make a paste out of baking soda and vinegar.
If your oven needs deep cleaning, use vinegar in a warm (not super hot oven) and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. Then just wipe out. Avoid using the "self-cleaning" button on your oven and just do it yourself - easy peasy!!
Your oven vents can be cleaned using mineral oil or vegetable oil. It will get rid of the residue that gets caught on it. You will need to clean the oil off with a baking soda/vinegar mixture or your homemade windex.
Your stove filter vents can be deep cleaned using Greased Lightening. This can be found at most hardware stores. It does a fabulous job!
Small stainless steel or metal appliances can be cleaned with a paste of cream of tartar and water.
During the Holiday season, simmer a pot of apple cider, orange and lemon peels, some cinnamon sticks, some whole cloves and nutmeg. Makes your house smell like Christmas!
During the rest of the year, you can simmer a couple sprigs of Rosemary, and a couple teaspoons of lemon extract and vanilla extract (or use lemon peels). YUM!
In Your Bathroom:
Make a tub scrub of peppermint oil, baking soda and liquid dishing soap to make cleaning your tub more efficient and smell good in the process.
In Your Bedroom:
To freshen your mattresses, use a mixture of your favorite essential oil (peppermint, orange, lemon, or the best is lavendar, etc.), & baking soda. Sprinkle it on and then vacuum it up.
To deep clean your mattress, use hydrogen peroxide on most stains. Resolve carpet cleaner is great for mattresses, too.
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