How to Clean a Dirty Kitchen

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How to Clean a Dirty Kitchen
Clean your dirty kitchen with homemade cleaners. (Thomas Northcut/Lifesize/Getty Images)

A dirty kitchen creates a space that no one wants to spend time in or prepare food in, and sometimes people won't even eat foods that were prepared in that dirty area. To properly clean the kitchen, use non-toxic ingredients, since you prepare and eat foods in the kitchen, and use products that not only clean but also disinfect the area. Making a multisurface cleaner works best, as you can quickly clean the entire kitchen without constantly switching products.

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Things you need

  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Bucket
  • Cleaning rags
  • Mop
  • Nylon scrub brush

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  1. 1

    Combine 3 cups water, 1 cup white vinegar and 1 tbsp dish soap in a spray bottle. Place the lid on the bottle and shake to dissolve the soap and mix the water and vinegar.

  2. 2

    Spray the cleaner over your countertops, tables, cabinets, sink and appliances. Wipe off the solution with a damp cloth as you spray it onto your surfaces. The dish soap cuts through grease and food residue while the vinegar kills bacteria. Diluting the vinegar with the water keeps it safe for any surface of the kitchen.

  3. 3

    Fill a clean bucket with 1 gallon water mixed with 1 cup white vinegar. Add 1 tbsp dish soap to cut through heavy grime.

  4. 4

    Dip your mop into the bucket, wring out the mop and wipe it over your dirty floor. When needed, dip a nylon scrub brush into the bucket and scrub over the floor to remove heavier residues. Follow up with a damp mop to collect any excess cleaner.

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