Housekeeping & Cleaning

How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink — Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn

I consider myself a pretty clean person, but I have to say that every time I start researching an article, I discover another totally filthy place that I haven't been cleaning. In this case, it's the kitchen sink. It actually harbors even more bacteria than your toilet bowl. And if you, like me, thought that it got clean as you wash the dishes every day? Well, you are sadly mistaken.

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The One Thing You Should Be Doing with Your Ziploc Bags — Storage Smarts

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Ziploc bags are a modern miracle. It's hard to imagine life without them (or the fact that when they were first introduced to the market, people didn't know how to use them). But do you ever feel, you know, a tiny bit guilty about how many you go through? Do you ever stare at the empty box and think, Didn't I just buy these on Sunday?

Well, there is one way to try to use a little less, and reuse a little more — it's something your grandma might've done. We're talking about washing your Ziploc bags.

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The Most Important Step When Hand-Washing Dishes — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

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There are lots of good reasons to hand-wash dishes — maybe you only have a few items to clean, or they're too delicate to go into the dishwasher, or you need to use something again pretty quickly. Whatever the reason, there's one crucial step that people often dismiss that's actually the most important one! Do you know what it is?

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The Most Important Step When Hand-Washing Dishes — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

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There are lots of good reasons to hand-wash dishes — maybe you only have a few items to clean, or they're too delicate to go into the dishwasher, or you need to use something again pretty quickly. Whatever the reason, there's one crucial step that people often dismiss that's actually the most important one! Do you know what it is?

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These 2 Acronyms Will Keep Your Kitchen Clean — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

If you have good organizing systems and maintain them regularly, clutter is less likely to build up. Or so I'm told, by organizing and lifestyle expert Lorie Marrero, creator of The Clutter Diet.

"What if you decided not to brush your teeth all month, and on the last day of the month brushed them 30 times? That clearly would not work — some things need to be done regularly to be effective," says Marrero. Like, for example, your kitchen.

Marrero is a strong believer in morning and evening routines to keep things running smoothly — and, to make them easy to remember, she has two acronyms.

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5 Ways to Use Aluminum Foil to Clean — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

We all know that aluminum foil is great for preventing a mess. It can catch spillage in the oven or grill, or save you a step of cleaning your baking sheets. But did you know it can clean up, too?

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