I’m doing pretty well so far with my new routines & task list. One benefit of that? I’m actually cleaning up the supper mess before leaving the kitchen in the evening. And my counters are actually getting cleared off on a regular basis. Did you think I always had a nice clean kitchen? Oh, no, you’d be sadly mistaken about that. They’re messy these days more often than they’re not, so having them cleared-off regularly is a bit of a novelty for me. And having them free of debris means I can get in there and clean them properly.
My usual method? A few spritzes of all-purpose cleanser and a paper towel. But I want to rely less on chemicals and disposable items around here. I have a pile of wash cloths that I’d bought for a project that never panned out, and I’ve decided I’d like to clean the kitchen with them, whenever it’s practical to do so. But I’m feeling somewhat clueless about the cleaning agent I should use:
- I’m thinking I can just use water by itself most times – is that true?
- And if the mess is stubborn, then what?
- Would a Windex-like cleanser like I usually use be a good idea on a wash cloth?
- Is there a good homemade substitute?
- And if so, do I need to rinse it off the counter when I’m done?
Told you. Clueless. I’ve been so happy with the way cloth napkins have worked out for us for the past year, though, that I really think it shouldn’t be too painful to take another step or two in a green direction. I just need some common sense guidance from people to whom cleaning comes more naturally than it does to me. Hopefully one or more of those people is reading this. We can’t all be slobs who hate to clean up after ourselves and who rely on bottles of heavy duty cleansers we buy in the supermarket when we do finally get around to scrubbing something, can we? Gosh, I hope not.
So, please educate me. How can I build upon my success with cloth napkins and further greenify my kitchen? More specifically, how can I clean it in a more earth-friendly way?
Thank you in advance for wowing me with your wealth of knowledge 🙂