These Artful Kitchen Cleaning Solutions Are Simply Gorgeous

Artful homemade all-natural cleaning solutions
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Cleaning can be artful? Gorgeous? Yes, when you do it the Hunker way.

Most of us spend a good deal of our time in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, and then, of course, cleaning ... so much cleaning.

These solutions are helpful in keeping the heart of your home spotless and germ-free — and the photos are just so pretty to look at. Remember when we shared with you a timeline of how often you need to clean things in your kitchen? Now, here are actionable, step-by-step ways to get you going IRL.

How to make a natural all-purpose cleaning spray.
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Let's start with a basic: the all-purpose cleaner. This one infuses vinegar (our cleaning MVP) with lemongrass and lime — which means it packs some serious disinfecting power, plus the scent is just so lovely.

How to clean a sponge.
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If you're a sponge user, beware of bacteria growth. Oh, it's real. Luckily for you, we've got several different ways to keep sponges sanitized and basically gross-free.

How to make dish soap.
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What's the secret to this dish soap? Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds. Haven't heard about it yet? Your dishes are in for a treat.

How to clean a dishwasher.
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The ingredients to this cleaner are really so simple. So simple that you should be able to clean your dishwasher once a month as recommended. Right?

How to clean wood cutting boards.
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Wooden boards can take a daily beating so a little TLC goes a long way. Here's how to clean, disinfect, and protect your boards.

How to clean stainless steel appliances.
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If fingerprints and smudges on your stainless steel appliances bug you as much as they do us, this super easy-to-make cleaner is a must-have.


Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman

Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.