Kitchen Safety

– Do not spray any chemical near burning stove, heater, etc. The sprays to kill cockroaches, mosquitoes, etc is highly flammable and even a single spark in its way will let it catch fire. Be very careful.

 

– Ensure that there is no electrical wire above the stove burners. Excessive heat from stove may melt it or it may even catch fire.

 

– Unplug appliances like Microwave, Heater, Toaster, etc. or anything that is not in use.

 

– Keep sharp tools like knife, fork, etc in a closed place so that by no contact to it even in case of accident like slipping due to slippery floor, etc.

 

– Clean your kitchen regularly to avoid cockroaches, lizards or any other insects.

 

– Do not keep chemicals, sprays to kill mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats, etc in the kitchen.

 

– Sometimes it happens that you just come from spraying a cockroach repellent and go into the kitchen to have water. So, always, no matter where you are coming from, have your hands washed before entering the kitchen or eating anything.

Feel Fresh with Clean Kitchen in Rainy Season

In rainy season after cleaning we do not get feeling of freshness. With the help of some domestic products you can turn around. Let us know…

Gleaming furniture

Mix equal amounts of oil and lemon juice. Distribute this mixture in two equal parts .Use one part to clean the timber or ken furniture. Use other part, to wipe with a clean, dry cloth. The timber or ken furniture gets shiny.

Clear Microwave

To clean microwave and its utensil take mixture of half cup water and half cup vinegar. Put this mixture in microwave bowl. Microwave it for two minutes. Now clean microwave with ready mixture .Microwave and its utensil will clean and clear.

Fresh refrigerator

To keep refrigerator fresh use baking soda. Spry baking soda on a sponge and clean the inner part of the refrigerator. Then clean sponge with clean water, and again clean Inner and Outer of the refrigerator with this sponge .This will clean refrigerator, also disappear odor too.

Get rid of the viscosity

Do not be bothered by Children’s pasting sticker, price tags or labels. Only take help of vinegar. Dip a napkin in vinegar and continuously rub on place where sticker was paste. Soon you get rid of the viscosity.

Healthy cutting board

Bothered by yellowing of the cutting board and its dirt, the lemon will help. Scrub chopped lemon on cutting board, leave for 20 minutes. Then wash.

Household Tips

Ant Control:
Spread some ground cinnamon where you think the ants are coming in to the house.
Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. To deter ants, use catnip. Sprinkle it in their paths.
Make a mixture of 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup white vinegar, and 2-3 Tablespoons dish soap. Spray where the ants are marching.

Natural Mosquito Repellents:
Splashing plain rubbing alcohol on yourself and allowing it to dry will deter mosquitoes from biting you.
Rub Vick’s Vaporub® on your pants and legs to ward off ticks.
Use half vanilla (has to be pure vanilla) and half water and for a mosquito and tick repellent.
Dab lavender oil on your pulse points; it smells great on you but repels insects.

For Mouse Control:
Place USED kitty litter from a litter box in small tubs in several places around the garage. Mice think… “it smells like a cat–must be a cat – I’m outta here!”.
Buy a mesh/net laundry bag that you would use for washing nylons and 5 boxes of moth balls. Put the moth balls in the bag and hang it in your garage near the door to get rid of mice, birds, and bugs.
To prevent mice from gaining entry to your garage, stop up any openings with steel wood pads. Mice will not chew through these!
Sprinkle ground cayenne pepper around the garage (inside & out), and especially near entry holes. Pests don’t care for the smell of it.
Mice hate the scent of peppermint extract. Simply sprinkle *pure* peppermint extract on the items in your garage you don’t want the mice in or on.
Before you wear a new garment, put a little clear nail polish on the front and back of each button. Buttons will stay on longer when their threads are sealed.
Zippers won’t stick if you rub them with the edge of a bar of soap.
To remove a hem crease, sponge the material with white vinegar and press with a warm iron.
Nail polish remover removes tar and grease from white leather shoes.
White shoe polish will apply more evenly if you rub the shoes with a raw potato or rubbing alcohol before polishing.
White shoe polish won’t smear if you spray the shoe with hair spray after it is dry.
Vinegar and water will remove salt stains from shoes and boots.
New white canvas shoes will stay that way if you spray them heavily with starch.
Clean rope trimmed shoes with a toothbrush dipped in rug shampoo.
For longer lasting pantyhose, try freezing them before you wear them. Just wet, wring out and toss in a plastic bag to freeze. Thaw and hang to dry.
Fresh eggs are rough and chalky . They will sink and stay horizontal on the bottom of a glass of water. The egg-white is viscous and close around the plump yolk.
Old eggs are smooth and shiny. They will float in a glass of water. The egg-white is watery and the yolk is flat in an egg roughly 3 weeks old.
Dried Herbs and spices lose their potency quickly. Buy only a small amount at a time. When using fresh herbs an spices, use 3 times the amount of the dried.
Perk up soggy lettuce by soaking in cold water with some lemon juice. To store place in a zip lock bag with paper towel to absorb moisture.
Never, never pour water on flaming fat or oil you’ll spread the fire. If the fire’s inside a pan, slap on the lid. If outside, turn off the heat and douse the flames by tossing on a handful of baking soda or salt.
Wax paper is endlessly useful. Use it: To catch grated cheese, to place under seasoned flour for breading or spices for blackening, to tear into strips to slip under a cake you are icing, to cover a dish you are microwaving.
Collect a large assortment of Chinese wooden paddles and spoons. Use them to save wear and tear on your good stainless steel and copper pots.
Instead of using plastic wrap to cover bowls in the microwave, cover a round heatproof glass bowl with a round heatproof glass casserole cover or with an inverted heatproof glass bowl of the same size. A heat-resistant round glass pizza pan also works well, and the overhang makes removal and recovery both safe and easy.
Use a lightweight pot for boiling pasta; water will come to its initial boil faster and will return to the boil faster, too, saving time and preventing the pasta from clumping at the bottom of the pot.
Before heating a nonstick pan, always coat it with nonstick vegetable cooking spray and never heat the pan more than 3 minutes before adding food.
To remove pesky bottle tops and jar lids, don a pair of rubber gloves. Or twist a fat rubber band around the lid, then twist open. Works like a charm.
If you store your best silver in self-sealing plastic bags, it will tarnish much more slowly.
When your cookbook won’t lie flat when opened on the counter, place a glass baking dish on the pages (you can read through the glass) or secure each side with a rubber band.
Use top-quality typewriter correction fluid to cover nicks, chips, and scratches on enameled ranges and refrigerators, porcelain tiles, and sinks. Works like a charm and it comes in a variety of colors.
Never use disinfectants to clean the fridge, foods will pick up taste and odor.
When laundering clothes, add detergent to the washer first. Pouring detergent on clothing can cause fabrics to fade.
Apply spray starch to doors and to painted walls along hallways and stairways where fingerprints accumulate. The coating will resist marks better.
Place a piece of white chalk in your silver chest or jewel box to absorb moisture and help prevent tarnishing of silverware and jewelry.
Freezers run more efficiently when they’re three-quarters or more full. When provisions drop, fill milk cartons or jugs with water and put them in the freezer to take up empty space.
Wiping the inside of the fridge with vinegar helps prevent mildew because acid kills mildew fungus.
For a fresh smelling fridge, keep a box of baking soda, a can filled with charcoal or dried coffee grounds or a cotton ball soaked in vanilla extract inside of it.
Crumbled newspapers lining the vegetable compartments of a refrigerator will keep veggies crisp.
Those beds of pansies will bloom more prolifically if you take a few moments to pinch out early buds. This encourages plants to bush out and, in the end, produce more flowers.
To keep your extension cords from getting tangled, insert them into a empty toilet paper roll to store.
Drain de-clogger: 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup vinegar. Pour baking soda down drain first then follow with the vinegar. Close drain and let sit until bubbling has stopped then follow with a bucket of hot boiling water.
Store eggs with the large end up to keep the yolk centered.
For perfect hard-cooked eggs, cover the eggs with cold water and bring to a boil. Then turn off the heat and let the eggs sit on the burner for 10-15 minutes.
Refrigerate candles for several hours before lighting; it will cause fewer drips.
Have you ever peeled garlic or handled it and your hands smell to high heaven? The next time that happens, take any stainless steel bowl, pan or other stainless steel kitchen gadget and rub your hands on it. It will take away the smell of garlic.
Lemon extract will remove scuff marks from luggage.
Dry Mustard will remove onion odors from your hands or cutting board. Rub in, then rinse off.
Place bay leaves in kitchen drawers and in flour and sugar sacks to keep crawling insects away.

Cleaning Kitchen

Effective dish cleaning:
Adding a few tablespoons of vinegar with the washing detergent, cleans the dishes effectively. The vinegar helps remove the grease on the dishes and makes them shining.

Spills in the oven:
Sprinkle salt on the spills immediately and after the oven is cooled, clean up the surface with a damp sponge.

Cleaning the teapot or kettle:

  • The hard-water and lime build-up in a teapot or kettle can be removed by pouring in two cups of vinegar and bring to a boil. Let it boil for 10 minutes, then rinse properly.
  • Remove deposits or burnt spots in a tea or a coffee pot – put some ice cubes, cut-up lemon, and salt with a little water and whoosh around and let sit overnight.

Shining a stained sink :
Sprinkle a half cup salt and then rub with lemon. Leave it for a few minutes and rinse.

Linoleum floor cleaning:
Remove marks on linoleum by rubbing the affected areas with toothpaste and then washing the floor.

Prevent stains on plastic containers:
Rub the inner part with vegetable oil before placing the food in the container. Usually tomato based food causes the stains in the container.

Kitchen surfaces:
Mix 1 part ammonia to 3 parts water or try diluted bleach solution. Spray the solution on the floor and get rid of the stains and get hygienic floor.

Eradicating food odors:
Soak cotton in pure vanilla in a plate. Keep this plate in the refrigerator to get rid of odors. Keep the this cotton out of reach of children, this cotton contains alcohol.

Getting rid of odor in garbage cans:
Sprinkle 1/2 cup borax at the bottom of the garbage cans.

Cleaning coffee maker:
Pour vinegar into the coffee maker and turn coffee maker on as if you are preparing coffee. Repeat this with a new stock of vinegar until it runs clear of calcium deposits.

Cleaning Clothes Laundry

Below are quick Cleaning Clothes tips. Share your comments.

Cleaning Clothes

To remove perspiration stains in clothing, soak in warm vinegar and water.
Microwaves can be used to emergency disinfect clothes, such as a child’s cap that another kid has put on, as long as they have absolutely NO metal in the zippers, buttons, rivets etc. ALWAYS place a cup of cold water next to the article to absorb the heat and microwave on high until the water is steaming.
Cleaning Clothes Removing mildew stains from clothes: Begin by brushing of mold outdoors so you don’t scatter mildew spores in the house. On washable fabrics, pretreat by rubbing detergent into the dampened stain. Then, launder the items in hot water, detergent and chlorine bleach, if it is safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, sponge it with hydrogen peroxide, rinse and launder. If the item isn’t bleach-safe, soak it in an oxygen bleach that is safe for colors, then wash it. Take non-washable fabrics to the dry cleaner and tell them what the stain is.
Urine Stains: For washable fabrics that can be bleached… pre-soak them in cold water for at least thirty minutes. Launder these fabrics in hot water using detergent and chlorine bleach according to the directions on the bleach container. For washable, non-bleachable items, sponge the stained area with a solution of equal parts of household ammonia and water then launder the item in warm water and detergent. Rinse it well. For non-washable items, sponge just the stained area with clear water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Then, sponge with clear water only.
Gray Dingies: One cause of the gray dingies is overloading the washing machine. When you do this, the clothes cannot move freely, resulting in poor washing and unremovable soil. To estimate the right-sized load, place dry, unfolded clothes in the washer loosely until it is about three-quarters full. Another cause is using non-phosphate detergents, particularly the granular type. If you`re using a non-phosphate detergent, use the hottest water possible and dissolve the detergent in the water before adding the clothes. If you have hard water, you might want to add about a third to a half cup of packaged water softener along with the detergent.

Cleaning Bathroom by Yourself

Cleaning bathroom is one of the boring jobs to be done. Usually people do the cleaning on weekends. Get some tips on cleaning bathroom below.

Cleaning Bathroom

Bars of soap too small to use effectively can be pressed into the sides of new bars softened by recent use.

cleaning bathroom

Shower curtains can be renovated by being washed, on gentle cycle, with a pint of white vinegar.

If you have more than one bath to clean, keep separate cleaning supplies in each bathroom, that way you can clean the bath at a moments notice.

To clean tubs and showers use a product that contains phosphoric acid, their is no scrubbing involved.
Buildup on shower doors: Wipe with lemon oil. Removes buildup and keeps doors protected longer from future buildup.

Removing mildew from shower or bath: 3 parts bleach and 1 part water – put in spray bottle. Spray on mildew areas and it will virtually disappear.

Before you start cleaning bathroom, you can apply the cleaner for 15 mins. This will help in better cleaning.

A clean bathroom is towards a better hygiene.