There’s a reason why the kitchen is usually first on the list of rooms in bad need of a deep-clean. Since most of the stuff in there ends up in close contact with your mouth in one way or another, it makes sense you’d want it to be the cleanest room in the house.
The good news is that even if you’re a bona fide germaphobe, you don’t need powerful, toxic chemical cleaners to get your kitchen insanely clean. The American Lung Association wants you to stop using conventional cleaners and make the switch to natural cleaners, which are just as effective.
This 10-step guide to cleaning the kitchen is all about getting it clean enough to pass a Health Department inspection — but in a way that doesn’t require a hazmat suit.