If you want to keep your kitchen tidy, these are a few of the habits people with spotless kitchens do every day:
Tackle the tough spots on your counter tops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).
USE BAKING SODA TO MOP UP TILE
To clean tile floors or a backsplash, mix baking soda and water together as a homemade cleaner. Pour half a cup of baking soda into two gallons of water. Then scrub with a string mop or sponge.
CLEAN CAST IRON WITH SALT
To clean a cast-iron pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil and place on medium heat. Once the pan is heated, pour in 3 tablespoons of salt. Next, using a tong to hold a paper towel, scour until clean. Finally, rinse and coat with vegetable oil to cure. Done!
WIPE AWAY WALL SPLATTERS
There are basically two kinds of stains on painted walls: oil- and waterborne. Take a wet cloth or paper towel to the waterborne ones — wine, Jell-O, ketchup, mustard, even smashed mosquitoes. For oily stains — cooking grease or crayon — try using a little mild dishwashing soap mixed in with water, and then rinsing with water.
ZAP STONE COUNTER STAINS WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
You can remove most coffee or juice stains with a little hydrogen peroxide in water, plus a few drops of ammonia.
REMOVE TARNISH WITH KETCHUP
It’s not just for French fries. To remove tarnish from copper and brass fixtures, pots, and pans, give ketchup a shot. Dab some onto a soft cloth and gently rub. Finish by rinsing with warm water.
SHINE FLOORS WITH WHITE VINEGAR
“You want to get a nice clean shine on a wood floor? Get yourself a bucket and mix nine parts warm water to one part white vinegar.