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3 Spots in the Kitchen that You Need to Clean Everyday

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Imagine a spic-and-span kitchen with gleaming counters and organized shelves—what a pretty sight! However, if you look closely, are you sure that all areas are clean and safe for food preparation? Sometimes, it's not enough that you wipe the counters and shelves with cloth. A little effort goes a long way to ensure food safety. Check these three areas and don't forget to keep our handy tips in mind:

Main photo from: I Wash You Dry.

Countertop

Don't forget to disinfect your counters as wiping it every day wouldn't do. for plastic laminate and stainless steel counters, mix a mild dishwashing soap with water to create a cleaning solution. If you have marble or granite countertops, it's best to use warm water to avoid damage. 

Source: The Kitchn.

Sink

Since it's damp, the sink can be considered as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. For porcelain enamel on cast iron or steel pieces, use a mild cleanser or prepare a baking soda and water solution. If you have a limestone sink, avoid using citrus-based cleaners as it's known to affect the color of your material. 

Source: The Kitchn

Garbage area

No matter where you place the trash can, it can still attract pests, cockroaches, and ants. Aside from regularly changing the bags or plastic, make it a habit to wash the trash bin. Disinfect it with detergent and alcohol as well. If your receptacle is hidden (can be in an extra cabinet or under the sink), don't forget to clean the said area thoroughly as well. Once you're done with these tasks, make sure you practice proper waste disposal and don't just dump your garbage outside the home.

RL Tip: Help the environment by segregating your trash accordingly. Separate the biodegradeable from the non-biodegradeable and have a special box for paper.

Source: Real Simple

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