Let go from room to room and learn some helpful cleaning tips.

Kitchen Sink:

Your kitchen sink has more bacterial than your toilet seat!  To disinfect, clean the sink with soap and water first then spray a mist of vinegar followed by a mist of hydrogen peroxide and let dry. (Do not mix the two together, use separately).  If your sink is stainless steel, put a few drops of mineral oil on a soft cloth and buff to make it sparkle and prevent water buildup.


Once a week, shake baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe around the edges.  To clean the inside, run an empty cycle with Dishwasher Magic or a similar product designed to kill bacteria.  During cold and flu season you can also add ¼ cup bleach to the regular dish cycle.  The dishes will be safe and sanitized after the rinse cycle is finished.


Clean regularly or add a nonstick oven liner that can be wiped with a paper towel.


To get rid of odors, drop in a cut-up lemon, some table salt, and a few ice cubes.  The lemon deodorizes, and the ice and salt clean away residue.

Clean as you go. When cooking, fill your sink with hot soapy water as you start.  Place used dishes and pans in the sink, so they can soak.  Wipe up spills immediately.


We all know sponges are breeding grounds for bacteria.  Disinfect it every night by squeezing it out and microwaving it on high for a minute.

Bathroom Shower Door:

Rub a teaspoon of lemon oil on glass shower doors twice a month to cause water to bead up and roll off.


Drop a teaspoon of Tang Drink Mix in the bool.  The citric acid acts like a scrubber and is nontoxic.

Shower liner:

Throw your shower curtain liner in the wash with a few towels, which will help scrub it clean, then hang it back up to dry.

Bedtime Cleaning Time:

While the kids are washing up at night, wipe down the tub, toilet, and mirrors and toss out clutter.  When the kids are finished, quickly wipe down the sink and floor.

Stay Tuned for Part 2!