Because it is one of the questions I receive most I thought I’d post about it. Cleaning and disinfecting the kitchen sink is something that must be done daily in order to prevent the spread of germs and disease. Most people believe you have to use bleach in order to do this. Not so.
To clean I use a scouring cleaner and dish soap. I like Bon Ami scouring powder but I also have a recipe for it here: Homemade Scouring Powder Recipe – All Natural.
The cleaning cloths I am using are a green alternative and I cannot rave about them enough. They are Skoy cloths. They are heavy duty, durable, machine washable, and I’ve had mine for over a year and they are still as good as the day I bought them.
How to clean and disinfect the sink with natural cleaners: (Tweetable)
- Remove all dishes and matter from the sink.
- Sprinkle with scouring powder.
- Add soap to cleaning cloth.
- Scrub sink until particles are removed.
- Rinse well. 1-5 is what removes the majority of the germs in the sink. We’ll go with a 1, 2 punch though and take it a couple steps further.
- Dry sink using a dry towel.
- Spray with hydrogen peroxide and let it air dry. Then rinse. This is to completely disinfect the sink.
- Add lemon peels and/or ice to garbage disposal and turn on. This cleans the inside of the disposal.
- Stand back and admire your kitchen sink.
It takes all of a couple of minutes to do this and the results are better overall for my family.
To read the other posts in this series: 31 Days to a Clean, Fresh Nest.
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