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How to clean your kitchen without harsh chemicals

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A clean, beautiful kitchen invites family and friends to come together. But when your cleaning leaves a strong, chemical scent, others might not want to gather. Learn how to deep clean your kitchen without harsh chemicals with Young Living’s Thieves® Household Cleaner. Your guests are going to LOVE this fresh and inviting scent!

With checklists, helpful hints, and cleaning recipes, you will achieve a clean home in no time.

TIP Try tackling one task a day! This will encourage you to get started without getting overwhelmed by all the cleaning that needs to be done. If you’re excited to get a good clean on, try setting a timer to complete each step, this will motivate you to get each task done before the alarm starts to BUZZ!

DAY ONE: REFRIGERATOR

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves® Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all items from the refrigerator.
  • Check all labels and toss expired items.
  • Throw away all items that are rarely used; waiting until they are expired or are inedible wastes space and compromises cleanliness.
  • Remove all magnets and papers from doors.
  • Clean top and outside of the fridge, including exterior water/ice compartments.
  • Clean inside, including door compartments, shelves, and produce drawers.
  • Wipe down all sticky and soiled items that will go back inside the fridge.
  • Clean handles.

HINT: When clean, place paper towels or shelf liners in the fridge to make your next clean-up easy—just remove, wipe, and replace.

DAY TWO: STOVETOP, OVEN, MICROWAVE

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  •  Remove any leftover food or debris from the stovetop, oven, and microwave.
  • Clean stovetop, oven, fan, vent filters, hood, and microwave with the mixture.

HINT: Fill a microwavable container with 3 cups of hot water. Place in microwave and heat on high for 10 minutes. The steam will loosen any cooked-on food, making it easy to wipe clean.

DAY THREE: DRAWERS, CUPBOARDS, PANTRY

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 2 cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all items.
  • Check all labels and toss items that are expired.
  •  Toss items that are rarely used; waiting until they are expired or inedible wastes space and compromises cleanliness.
  • Throw away all items that are broken, missing parts, or almost empty.
  • Clean all drawers and shelf organisers.
  • Wipe down shelves and inside of drawers.
  • Wipe down all sticky and soiled items that will go back inside cupboards, pantry, and drawers.
  • Clean all handles.

HINT: When clean, place paper towels or shelf liners inside drawers and on top of shelves to make your next clean-up easy—just remove, wipe, and replace.

Thieves Household Cleaner

DAY FOUR: CEILING, LIGHT FIXTURE BOWLS, UNDER SINK

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all cobwebs from the ceiling, corners, and light fixtures with a broom or duster.
  • Remove light fixture bowls.
  • Clean ceiling, corners, and light fixture bowls.
  • Replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Remove all items from under the sink.
    •  Check all labels and toss items that are expired.
    • Get rid of items that are rarely used.
    • Throw away all items that are broken, missing parts, or almost empty.
    • Wipe inside with the same ratio of Thieves Household Cleaner and water.
    • Wipe off all sticky and soiled items that will go back under the sink.

HINT: Put 5 drops of Thieves Essential Oil on a cotton ball and place it underneath your sink to keep it smelling clean and fresh.

DAY FIVE: SINK, COUNTERTOPS, BACKSPLASH, CABINET FRONTS

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

Cabinet Front Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 1 cup olive oil. To enhance the aroma, you may also add 10 drops of Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend.

  • Remove all countertop appliances, canisters, knick-knacks, and clutter.
  • Clean sink, countertops, backsplash, knick-knacks, canisters, and counter appliances with suggested recipe.
  • Wipe down cabinet fronts with the suggested recipe.

HINT: To keep your kitchen looking clean and clutter-free, display only countertop appliances, canisters, and knick-knacks that are used daily or are important.

DAY SIX: INTERIOR WINDOWS, WINDOW SILLS, PET DISHES, PLANT DISHES

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 5 quarts of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Wipe loose debris and dust off window sills, pet dishes, and plant dishes.
  • Clean window sills and plant and pet dishes.
  • Clean interior windows.

HINT: To naturally freshen the air in your home, diffuse Thieves Essential Oil Blend for 15–30 minutes.

DAY SEVEN: WALLS, OUTLETS, SWITCH PLATES, HEATING VENTS

Cleaning Recipe: Mix 1 capful of Thieves Household Cleaner with 3 ½ cups of water (use gloves and hot water for best results).

  • Remove all cobwebs and dust from kitchen walls and heat vents.
  • Clean walls, outlets, switch plates, and heating vents.

Learn more about our beloved Thieves or get more tips on keeping a clean house – next task the bathroom!

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Linda Butler

Serial studier, researcher, retired from housework, has a heart for people and the things of God. Nanna to 11, is a blogger, an author, speaker at www.KindWomanCrazyLady.com.au - has preached, is a prayer warrior, prattles occasionally, pillion on husbands Cruiser and hot flush menopause professional...

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