If you’re like me, cleaning is a great way to spend a Sunday. Or a Saturday. Or even a Friday night! Which is to say that I love cleaning. It makes me feel clear-headed and virtuous and, okay, I’ll be honest, slightly superior. If, on the other hand, you view cleaning as something to get done, not something to relish, you are probably in the majority.
Either way: Cleaning! It’s part of life. (Unless, of course, you pay someone else to do the dirty work, which is totally legit and totally worth it, but that’s another story.) And the question isn’t really whether you enjoy it or not (you should!), but rather how to do it — and, importantly, with what cleaning supplies.
I am a huge fan of bleach (don’t hold it against me; it is in my genes), but I am also a proponent of making use of things I already have. Salt, often combined with oil, is one of my favorite scouring agents. I also rely on baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar.
Not only are they effective, affordable, and food-safe, but they’re also extremely convenient. In fact, you probably have all of them in your pantry already.