You may not be able to summon an Angel to come and perform miracles around the home for you right now, but if it’s helpful hints and advice you’re after – then your prayers can still be answered!
Time is one thing we’ve all got more of at the moment, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get on top of those chores that need doing.
In this blog we’ll concentrate on the heart of every home – the kitchen.
We spend a lot of time in and out of our kitchens it so it’s important to keep them clean, tidy and hygienic and smelling heavenly, so we’ve put together a few of our top tips for keeping yours spotless.
If it’s divine inspiration you’re after - here’s some heavenly guidance.
1.Cleaning your fridge.
The fridge is one of the most used areas of the kitchen, and especially now the kids are off school it’s constantly being raided, so how can you keep it clean and smelling great?
Pick a day, preferably one shortly before you’re due to go shopping and take the shelves out of the fridge. Wash them in warm, soapy water, dry and put back straight away.
Try placing half a lemon face down in your fridge. The lemon will soak up any bad smells and replace them with a fresh lemony scent – just don’t forget to remove it before it goes off! Orange peel works equally as well if you prefer.
The outside of your fridge can get pretty grubby too, so try mixing distilled white vinegar and water (one cup distilled white vinegar, one cup water) in a spray bottle. Spray the outside of your fridge and wipe with a clean cloth.
2.Keeping your microwave clean.
Where would we be without our microwaves? They’re perfect for whipping up quick and easy meals, de-frosting food and reheating leftovers, but they can get really messy very quickly.
A great way to clean and de-odourise the inside of yours is to get a microwaveable bowl, fill ¾ of the way up with water, add some lemon or orange slices, place inside the microwave and zap on high for 5 minutes for a heavenly zesty scent.
Leave the bowl in the microwave for a couple of minutes to let the steam do its thing, and then wipe down the interior with a clean damp cloth – not the dirty kitchen sponge!
A solution of ½ water ½ distilled white vinegar is a perfect for the window on your microwave as it’s a natural degreaser. This solution is also great for cleaning kitchen tiles with but always test on a small area first and always dilute the vinegar, don’t be tempted to use neat vinegar - it’s acidic and will eat away at the grout.
If you have a dishwasher (a machine, not your other half!) then a cycle on the highest temperature is perfect for cleaning your plates, cutlery and utensils. If you don’t own one, then put on a pair of rubber gloves and have the water as hot as you can stand it instead. Allowing your plates and cutlery to air dry naturally rather than using tea towels is advisable too.
So, there’s a couple of our top tips for you– a little bit of angelic assistance whilst we can’t be with you in person. But don’t worry, if all else fails your Angels will be back soon!
Stay safe everyone!