Clean the Oven
While many wall ovens have a self-cleaning option, sometimes some elbow grease and good scrubbing can be a little better than the oven option.
What You Will Need
- Baking Soda
- A Bowl
- A Spray Bottle
- Cloth / Sponge
Step 1: Make sure the oven is off, and to remove the racks
Step 2: Mix 1 cup of baking soda, with 1/3 of water
Step 3: Spread the mixture on the oven with a cloth or a sponge, make sure to get the oven door as well
Step 4: Let the mixture sit in the oven, recommended 12 hours, to overnight
Step 5: Fill the spray bottle up with vinegar, and spray onto the surface of the oven
Step 6: Take some warm water, and wipe away the baking soda and vinegar from the oven
Step 7: Wipe any leftover water with a dry towel
Now your oven is clean with only seven easy steps to follow, without any harsh chemicals or the self-cleaning option!
Tip: You should clean your oven between every 3 to 6 months, depending or more often as needed.
Clean the Refrigerator
Give your most important house appliance, your refrigerator a good cleaning.
What you will need
- Spray Bottle
- Dish Soap
- Paper Towel / Cloth
Step 1: Take everything out of the refrigerator. Throw away any food that has gone bad, and store foods in a cooler in the meantime
Step 2: Remove your shelves from the fridge
Step 3: Make a spray solution of vinegar and water, which will be equal parts
Step 4: Spray from the top to the bottom of your refrigerator
Step 5: Dry the inside of the refrigerator with a paper towel or a cloth
Step 6: Wash the shelves with water and dish soap
Step 7: Dry the shelves, and place them back inside the refrigerator
Now your refrigerator is clean with only seven easy steps to follow, without any harsh chemicals!
Tip: Make sure when you dry the refrigerator and shelves, they are completely dry to help prevent mold and mildew to grow.
Clean the Washer & Dryer
It’s important to keep your washer clean because it helps remove bad residue and helps keep your clothes cleaner and fresher. It also helps improve efficiency and help prevents fire hazards.
What you will need for the washer
- Baking soda
Step 1: Take a box of baking soda and pour it into the washer
Step 2: Let the wash run on the highest and hottest washing setting
Step 3: Once the wash is done, take two cups of vinegar and repeat step 2
Tip: Leave your washer door open when not in use so the moisture can drive when not in use
What you will need for the dryer
- Hot soapy water
Step 1: Clean your lint trap, by taking a cloth and wiping off the lint and dumping it in the garbage
Step 2: Scrub your lint trap mesh with the soapy water with the toothbrush
Step 3: Rise, air dry and put it back in the dryer