So the first area that I really tackled getting ready for moving out and that dreaded bond clean, was my kitchen. Many times over I thought, hmm I really should of done this sooner, oh well i am doing it now! In this article I will cover how I easily and quickly cleaned the range hood, marks off walls, cupboards and the roof, the exhaust fan, the oven, fridge, the sink, drain & more.
If anyone read my first entry about the bond cleaning, I DID say I would be updating as it all happened, but I ended up being VERY pushed for time (surprise, surprise!) so I will write about them as I can.
So as I looked up the roof this one evening at about 10pm… I thought I should clean that exhaust fan (it was FILTHY!!). WELL THEN IT ALL STARTED… Operation Kitchen Blitz began!! LOL
Cleaning the (filthy) exhaust fan…
One of the gorgeous girls on my team posted some photos of her cleaned exhaust fans the other day. We were all very impressed. How did she do it? With none other than our Norwex Laundry Powder- our Ultra power Plus now a new even better formulation called Laundry Detergent– it is truly a very versatile product- washing, soaking, stains, oven racks, exhaust fans and more! Below is my before & after photo.
How did I do it?
1. Filled the kitchen sink with HOT water and added a scoop of Ultra Power Plus
2. Soaked the cover in the water for 10 minutes
3. RInsed off the cover with running water
4. Dried & reattached! DONE 🙂
(I’m all for EASY options and seriously this was EASY!!)
If you are interested in reading more about Ultra Power Plus you can read the articles
Cleaning the cupboards, tiles, rangehood, walls & roof…
While the fan was soaking I started on the cupboards & roof (yes more football marks up there!)
A damp enviro cleaned MOST of the marks with just water. It really does give a superior clean, i’m amazed again and again at the cleaning power of this cloth. For those stubborn stains a light swipe of the cleaning paste and the mark easily disappears. I used to be a big user of gumption- not anymore!!
On an aside- when we were doing the clean once the furniture had been moved out, I gave one of my friends these two products and gave her the job of the boys bedroom. When we moved into this house it wasn’t in the best condition and was a little disappointed as we had left our previous house sparkling. I came in about 20 minutes later to check on how she was doing and I said “Laura, those walls look amazing, you are doing too good a job- we need to just do the basics!” Her response?
“But this stuff is amazing!!”
She was so funny and couldn’t believe WHAT it got off those walls (use your imagination a 4 and 8 year old boy lived in that room!) haha.
If you would like to read more, feel free to read these posts…
For the TOP of the cupboard & rangehood….
I called in the help of our “GREASE CLOTH” (the all purpose kitchen cloth) and JUST water! I know HARD to believe, but oh so true!
This is one of our cloths with a real “WOW” factor!!
Cleaning the Oven…
People HATE cleaning the oven, in fact there are many people who PAY BIG money to have their ovens professionally cleaned.
Norwex offers a NON CAUSTIC, EASY option. Really it is a MUST HAVE item!
I soaked the oven racks in Ultra Power Plus, which is now our new formulation called Laundry Detergent while I was cleaning the rest of the oven (you know how much I love that laundry powder!!) After a simple, light scrub with the spirinet they were SHINING like new.
Cleaning the Drain
While I had the oven and grill cleaner out, it lead me to the drain. EEK. I ran the tap for a few minutes on HOT (remember the Oven and grill is activated with heat). A few sprays in and around, five minutes later a scrub with the spirinet and MAGIC, it was like new!! You could also use the cleaning paste and a spirinet for the surface staining. But I like how the oven and grill cleans down the pipe too 🙂
Cleaning all those hard to reach places… enter THE ENVIROWAND!
This photo is the first of the envirowand pictures. Mainly just the ways I used it in the kitchen area on my kitchen cleaning blitz. Seriously BEFORE this night of cleaning- I always loved the envirowand BUT now when I talk about it… IT IS WITH PASSION!!! HAHA. Funny- the party I did shortly after this night I think out of the 6 guests, 5 people bought it & the other 1 already had it… HAHA. Seriously it is in my top 5 products for blitzing the home.
It really is so handy- for cleaning hard to reach places- on the roof, in between spaces, fans, cobwebs, tops of the cupboard, dusting & more. You can buy additional sleeves for it too. And guess what? The other day I had a lady purchase just a sleeve for her autistic nephew who loves sensory things. I thought that was pretty cool 🙂
Cleaning the Floors
Ahh the mop. SUCH an AWESOME invention. In this blitz I used it to clean the skirting boards by moving the pad to one side which left a longer piece of the mop pad (see the picture!)
I also ran it over the cabinets at the back where the kids eat (so quite dirty)- SO EASY… See the piccy! No bending or scrubbing… (This was a regular thing I’d do around the rubbish bin wall. So easy.
The mop was also a lifesaver then we had ALL the furniture out and had the washing machine and fridge moved… well anyone who has moved KNOWS how disgusting these areas get! It was an absolute timesaver- you will have to wait for these pictures in one of the posts about the bond clean… I know you can’t wait!! LOL!
For more info about the mop have a read of a previous post…
Cleaning the Fridge
While I was in the kitchen grabbing a drink of water… my eyes went to all the crumbs and muck in the fridge. GROSE!! How do fridges get so dirty?! WELL all I used was my kitchen cloth and cleaning paste for some marks I needed to budge. The great thing about this cloth is the crumbs just go into the cloth rather than be pushed around like a regular chux or wipe. Seriously a SUPERIOR clean. EVERY house needs at least 3 of these- and REPLACE all your chux, paper towel & wipes.
So at the end of this Blitz it was 11.30pm but in 90 minutes MUCH was achieved and I patted myself on the back.
… And rewarded myself with THREE things…
My FAVOURITE Salt scrub…. My hands were ready for some love… and this is the most amazing scrub I’ve ever ever used. You can do it all over your body but my hands were treated tonight. I love this stuff. Such a beautiful gift too.
I made a Bailey’s Frappacino… HEAVEN in a drink!! (click on the link to get the recipe, I like to share it with people I care about… you are reading this so it seems logical I would share it with you 🙂 … It may have been slightly bigger than the one pictured!! Maybe.. quite possibly!! lol.
While I was drinking my treat, I rubbed RESCUE GEL on my irritable legs and sore back and then called it a night!! This amazing product is awesome and can help with so many things- everything from headaches, calming, pains, bruising, sleeplessness & MORE- SO MUCH MORE!!