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11 Tips to Clean, Disinfect and Organize your Hygienic kitchen sink

sponges that don’t smell easilyKitchen is the heart of the house and the sink is the heart of the kitchen. The way the heart cleans the blood and supplies the whole body. Likewise, the sink cleans the dishes, pans, fruits, vegetables, raw meat, dirty clothes and sponges, dusty pots and stained appliances. If you don’t take care of the kitchen sink it would be more stinky, and filthy than a toilet seat. Lime, hard water stains make the sink look older and dirty. Bacteria, hair, food leftover may clog the sink drain. Wet sponges and cleaning tools may build up bacteria, mold and fungus.

If you intend to use chemical or acid disinfectant to clean the kitchen sink then let me tell you that it is a kitchen not a toilet. You keep food related stuff here. Any chemical is hazardous for your health. So what is the best way to clean and disinfect the kitchen sink? Be with me. I will let you know the tips and tricks to maintain a hygienic kitchen sink like a pro.

Kitchen Sink Cleaning Guide

Good news is there are some natural ingredients in your pantry which you can use to clean the and disinfect the sink as well as unclog the sink drain. These are:

• White vinegar
• Baking soda
• Dish wash liquid
• Olive oil
• Citrus peel ( Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit)

How to clean a Kitchen sink?

1. Clean Sink Bowl Remove stains

First step is to clear the sink from dirty dishes and empty it. Then watch out for stains on the sink. If there are tough stains, pour some vinegar on the stains and let the stains steep into vinegar for 10 minutes. Then sprinkle baking soda on all over the sink area. With the help of soapy sponge or dishcloth, rub the entire sink and rinse with water. And apply olive oil with the help of dishcloth to polish the sink surface.

2. Clean Sink Faucet

To remove the stains from the faucet, rub salt and lemon to get rid of lime and hard water stains. Then wash the entire faucet with sponge and dish soap.

3. Unclog Sink Drain

Unpleasant odor from the drain tells you that something is going wrong down under drain passage. To open and disinfect the unclogged drain of the kitchen sink, open it and sprinkle half a cup of baking soda and close it. Then pour 1 glass of white vinegar through the sink pipe slowly. The bubbling sound and pungent smells will let you know that gunk is getting unclogged. Pour one jug of hot water through the sink to wash out the residue. In this way you can disinfect the sink drain with natural ingredients.

4. Clean Garbage Disposal

If you use garbage disposal then you need vinegar ice cubes. Simple pour mixture 1:1 Vinegar and water into ice cube tray and freeze it. Pour Ice cubes and citrus peel (orange or lemon) into disposal and turn on the disposal. Ice cubes will sharpen the blade, vinegar will help to dispose of gunk and citrus peel will leave fresh smell. In this way you can properly clean and deodorize the garbage disposal.

How to Maintain Hygienic and Bacteria free sink

Organize Cleaning and Scrubbing Toll into a Sink Caddy

Use sink caddy to declutter kitchen sink area. Kitchen caddy helps to properly keep the cleaning and scrubbing tools in one place. Kitchen caddy lets the cleaning tools air dry easily and quickly and limits the buildup of mold, bacteria and fungus in the sponges, cleaning brush. Dishcloth and kitchen towel

Use Antibacterial Sponges for Kitchen

An antibacterial sponge is equally important to maintain a clean kitchen sink. Use those materials of sponges that don’t smell easily. Due to moist environment most sponges develop E Coli and other bacteria and start to stink mildew. The sponges made of polyester and silicon are better than foam because they quickly get dry. Think wisely before buying kitchen sponges if you want to maintain a bacteria free kitchen sink.

Weekly Clean the Drain

Do not wait for the drain to leave a smell. Make it your habit to weekly pour baking soda, vinegar and hot water in the sink drain.

Keep vegetable and Fruit Waste Separate

Keep a waste bag near your sink area and throw fruit and vegetable peels and seed in that. In this way you can avoid gas produced due to rotten peel. You can use these peels as a fertilizer in your garden. If not then throw daily into an outdoor waste bin.

Don’t Throw Used Tea in Sink

Most of the time tea clog the drain. If you use tea regularly then do not wash out the tea pan in the sink. Keep the used tea in a separate bag. Then wash out the tea pot. You can use that used tea to clean your carpet, sofa and rugs. Used tea absorbs the dust particles and thoroughly clean the surface.

Use Sink strainer while washing Raw Meat

Whenever you wash raw meat or raw fish there are 99% chances of clogging the sink drain. Take extra care while washing meat in your kitchen sink. Sink Strainer which costs you $4-$5 but saves you from headache and frustration of frequent clogged drain.

Use Plastic lining for Kitchen Trash Can

Throw leftover food in garbage disposal or a separate plastic bag instead of sink. Then dispose of that plastic bag into the kitchen trash can. In this way you can avoid the rotten and unpleasant smell from the trash can. Moreover it will never clog your sink drain.

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