Your kitchen is where you go to prepare food, but it can also be a hotbed of nasty germs. Give it a good thorough cleaning to be sure that you keep everyone in the household healthy.
Cleaning Your Fridge
Make sure that you have a lot of wiping rags handy because this job can be a messy one!
- Remove everything from your refrigerator. Work quickly; you don’t want anything to spoil.
- Throw out anything that is expired, moldy or is a mostly-empty container (jars of jelly, mustard bottles, etc).
- Remove all shelves and drawers and wash in hot, soapy water. This can be made easier in the bathtub, especially if you have a showerhead with a long cord.
- Spray out your entire fridge with a solution of mild dish detergent, water and vinegar. Wipe out any spills and stuck-on food.
- Replace all the food back inside. Be sure to follow the guidelines for proper food placement inside your refrigerator.
Sanitizing the Sink
Your kitchen sink is one of the dirtiest places in your home. Clean it regularly to keep harmful bacteria at bay.
- Put on a pair of rubber kitchen gloves to protect your hands.
- Spray out your sink with hot water using your hose attachment. If you don’t have one, wipe it down with a cleaning rag (then throw it in the washing machine).
- Make a solution of half a cup of chlorine bleach and one gallon of warm water. Spray your sink all over: inside of it, the faucets, the handles and the drain.
- Let it sit for five minutes. This allows the bleach to disinfect and kill germs that might be lurking inside.
- Rinse the sink with hot water, wiping it down with a clean rag.
A sanitized home is a healthy home. Stop germs and bacteria before they become a problem and cause illness.