1. Refrigerator doors and handles
Guys, your refrigerator’s doors and handles are one of the dirtiest places in your whole house. Yup. Wipe them down with Surface Cleaner and a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth daily, and be sure to clean the inside frequently, too. Learn how.
2. The oven hood
For heavy grease, dissolve two capfuls of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative in a bucket of hot water and scrub with a Scrub Brush. In between, clean with Surface Cleaner and Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.
They’re always full of stuff, so we typically don’t realize how much of a catchall they are for crumbs and random debris. Clear them every few weeks and give them a thorough wiping with Surface Cleaner. (This will also encourage you to purge your stuff and avoid junk drawers from getting too… well, junky.)
4. Beneath appliances
Sweep to collect food, dust bunnies, and other unidentified randomness, then mop with 2 capfuls of All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate and 2 quarts hot water, a concoction that’s safe for all floor types. For a streak-free finish on Pergo flooring, mix ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar with 1 gallon of water and mop to a high shine.
5. The coffeemaker and tea kettle
You may not see it, but these appliances get icky inside fast! Get our step-by-step cleaning guide here.
6. Backsplashes and the fronts and insides of cabinets
Wipe away oil, grease, and cooking splatters with Surface Cleaner and a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. (FYI, we opt for cloths over paper towels to cut down on waste and to avoid the pulpy residue paper towels leave behind.)
The thing that cleans your dishes needs a detox every now and again, too. Learn more.
8. Reusable glass containers
Yay for being sustainable! Reusable containers are sometimes tricky to keep clean, stain-free, and smelling fresh. Soak glass containers with hot water and 1 capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative for an hour or up to overnight to remove stains before running through the dishwasher, or hand washing with Dish Detergent.