Clean your appliances regularly and show them love. This helps them serve you longer. Listed here are few of our daily use appliances.
Remove everything from your refrigerator and wipe down the inside once in 3 months. This is a healthy habit, because it will allow you to check for expired food easily. Toss out anything past its expiry. Wipe and deodorize the shelves with a solution of warm water and baking soda (1 tablespoon baking soda mixed with 1 quart warm water). If you are able to move the refrigerator away from the wall then do it and vacuum, the dust and dirt collected behind.
When you refill your refrigerator, don’t over stuff it. You need to let the cool air circulate, which will keep food at a safe temperature. Conversely, don’t leave your refrigerator empty. Refrigerators need to have some items in them to maintain low temperatures. Those items will absorb the warm air that enters when you open the door.
Washing machines can be breeding grounds for germs. When you wash items in hot water, your machine is being cleaned as well, but once a month, you should still run an empty load with hot water and about a cup of distilled white vinegar to sanitize the basin and wipe out any lingering germs. If you have a front-loading machine, leave the door open between washes to let the machine’s interior dry.
Fill a microwave-safe cup or bowl with about one cup of water. Add several slices of lemon or several tablespoons of white vinegar. Place the cup in the microwave and turn the microwave on high for about three minutes or until the water is very hot and the window is covered in steam. Open the door and wipe down the interior with a clean cloth. Voila!