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    Updated on Jun 4, 2020. Posted on Jun 5, 2016

    7 Ways To Actually Make Your Kitchen A Little Cleaner

    Small ways to make your kitchen a little cleaner.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    1. Heat a lemon in a bowl of water for an easy-to-clean, fresh smelling microwave.

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    Watch the full how-to here.

    2. Polish your stainless steel appliances with Pledge.

    Seriously, they didn't pay me to recommend this — this is what I do at home. Learn how here.

    3. Line your shelves with Press 'n' Seal wrap or plastic placemats to make it easy to clean up goops and spills.

    When it gets messy, just replace the wrap (or wash the placemats in your sink). Press 'n' Seal is better than straight up plastic wrap because it's a little thicker so it won't tear, and is easier to apply. Read more about it here.

    4. Clean burnt gunk off your pans (and sticky buildup off your toaster) using baking soda, dish soap, and cream of tartar.

    Learn how to use this magic formula here; just make sure to rinse off all of the soap before you cook again!

    5. Soak any hard water stains in white vinegar to make them wipe away easily, no scrubbing needed.

    As you can see in the tutorial, this works at your sink, on your faucets, on your fridge water dispenser — anywhere you have hard water stains.

    6. Put a layer of wax paper on the tops of your cabinets (and your fridge) to collect that nasty greasy dust that gathers in the kitchen.

    Then swap it out every six months or so. Read more about it here.

    7. Scrub your wooden cutting boards with salt and half a lemon.

    This also works for other wooden surfaces in your kitchen, like wood-topped chef carts. Read the full how-to here.

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