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8 Must Have Kitchen Cleaning Items

Have you ever looked in your kitchen cabinets and wondered how many if your kitchen cleaning products are actually utilized on a weekly basis? Many people hoard cleaning supplies until they feel they have every cleaner from the store except for the one they need. If you’re facing this problem, this is the article for you. We have put together a list of all the cleaning supplies you actually need for a clean house.   

Mild Dishwashing Liquid

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Dishwashing liquid is quite multipurpose. It can be used to clean dirty dishes, greasy pots, and pans. It can be used to treat stains. You can even mix an all-purpose cleaner by adding two cups of water and two tablespoons of dishwashing liquid to a spray bottle.

All-Purpose Household Cleaner

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An all-purpose household cleaner that does its job well can lift stains and restore shine to the tired surfaces in your home. You can use this cleaner to restore stained pots and pans, metal and ceramic sinks, and even crusty stovetops. 

Baking Soda

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Baking soda is a great scrubbing agent because it does not often scratch surfaces. You can make a paste of baking soda and warm water to keep your appliances looking brand new. Baking soda is also useful when soaking up smudges, spills, and stains on the carpet prior to carpet cleaning.

White Vinegar


Mixing distilled white vinegar with lemon juice creates a great natural cleaner. It even acts as a deodorizer and a mild bleaching agent. You can use this to whiten laundry, wash windows, rid your house of pests, and shine surfaces until they sparkle. If you are not sure what cleaner to use, this can be your go to. It might also be helpful to add one cup of vinegar to every load of laundry.

Glass Cleaner

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To really make windows sparkle, try using a squeegee and green glass cleaner. 



Always have some sponges in rotation. Newer sponges can be used for light tasks while older sponges can be used to clean the oven.

White Cloths

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Using clean white clothes instead of paper towels is easier on your budget. It is also better for the planet. If you stain them, you can just add bleach to the wash. This will keep them from staying discolored. 



Here is a great way to put those free dentist appointment toothbrushes to good use. Toothbrushes are a great tool for spot cleaning. You can get into the tiniest nooks, crannies, and crevices with a toothbrush. They are great for cleaning the stubborn stains in your bathroom, as well as in the kitchen. Baking soda paste is a great cleaning agent to pair with a tooth brush.

 Text By Thomas Cox and Martha Kendall Custard

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