From a sparkling stove to a spotless floor, here's everything you need to know to get your kitchen shipshape without using harsh cleaning chemicals.
There are many things to love about spring – flowers, birds, no more Arctic-explorer wear – but one of the unsung heroes of the vernal transition is the instinct to clean. Even the most slovenly amongst us may feel that strange and fleeting sensation: the desire to actually scrub something. And for those who are tidy by nature, the wholesale urge to take apart the house and clean every inch is nearly intoxicating. And then, just like that, it's gone; the urge fades away until next year.
So with that in mind, embrace, embrace, embrace – this is the time of year that your mind and body want to clean, so get to it, get cleaning! But where to start? For many of us the kitchen is the most-used room in the house – and given the work that goes on there, it's often the place that most tempts us to bring out the big guns by way of harsh cleaners – so let’s start there. On the following pages we share six areas of the kitchen that are calling for order and cleanliness and we'll show you how to tackle them with all-natural ingredients. Now go on, indulge that urge to clean, it may not be around for very long.
Jump to: Oven, refrigerator & freezer, floor, pantry & spices, counters & sink, dishwasher.