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Green kitchen cleaning tips worth remembering

Keeping your home clean is important, and nowhere is it more of a challenge than in the kitchen. But before you pull out all those harsh chemicals, it’s worth remembering that a lot of options exist for green cleaning in the kitchen. If you have a few basic items, you’d be amazed at what you can do. Here are some of our favorite tips.


- Avoid using those caustic drain cleaners that can damage your pipes and septic system. Start with pouring boiling water down the drain – you’d be surprised at the results this can give you.

- For added drain health, pour ¼ cup baking soda and then ½ cup vinegar down your drains and let it sit for 20 minutes. Follow up with boiling water. 

- Use salt on your stovetops for stains. Sprinkle some salt on the stovetop, tip a toothbrush in baking soda, and scrub away. There’s no need for harsh cleaners. 

- Do you have that nasty microwave interior that most of us do? Mix 1 cup water with ¼ cup vinegar and boil it for 3 minutes in the microwave. Then, let it stand for about 10 to 15 minutes. Once you remove it, wiping down the interior with a damp cloth will take care of the mess.


These are just a few simple green kitchen cleaning tips you can use to keep your home looking and smelling its best. For more information on kitchen and house cleaning, contact Lucy's Spotless Cleaning in Boise at 208-284-5589.