If you’ve recently purchased an Irvine, CA, home for sale, you may be new to kitchen maintenance. Irvine residents who are looking for the quickest and smartest ways to keep their kitchens pristine can do so by following these clever kitchen-cleaning hacks.
Clean a Dirty Microwave
You don’t need elbow grease or dangerous chemicals to clean your microwave. Simply fill a coffee cup with vinegar, put it in your microwave and run it for three minutes. Carefully pour the liquid down your drain. Then, wipe the top, sides and bottom of the inside of your microwave with a damp cloth.
Polish Stainless Steel Appliances
WD-40 is a staple that’s found in almost every garage. What most people don’t know is that it also works miracles on stainless steel. Just spray it on your stainless steel appliances and gently rub it away with a dry cloth for an unblemished shine.
Clean Under Appliances
Eliminate debris and cobwebs from underneath your appliances with a yardstick covered with a sock. Wrap a rubber band around the sock to secure it to the yardstick, and then slide it back and forth under your appliances to clean the surface underneath.
Remove Oven Spills
When you’re cooking, don’t let food that has bubbled over and spilled on top of or inside your oven cool. Instead, sprinkle salt on the spill while it’s still liquid. After it cools, it’ll wipe up much easier. You could also add a little cinnamon to the salt to give your kitchen a more pleasant scent.
Freshen Smelly Refrigerators and Freezers
You can easily get rid of the funky odors coming out of your fridge and freezer. Let four cotton balls sit in a puddle of vanilla extract on a small plate, then put it in the back of your fridge. For freezers, just set activated charcoal in it to absorb any unpleasant odors.
Sanitize Dirty Dishwasher
You can simply clean your empty dishwasher by pouring a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid into the detergent cup and run it. The citric acid will help to remove any lime deposits and stubborn iron stains quickly.
Maintaining your home or Irvine house for sale doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, with a few handy supplies, you can easily reduce the time and energy you spend on cleaning in half. Of course, you could always just hire a local cleaning service to keep up on household chores. Learn more about cleaning services in your area by calling a local real estate agent at (714) 454-6304 today.