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Give Your Kitchen Sink Cabinet a Makeover!

Jan 15, 2009

What's under your sink?

What's under your sink?

According to a recent report issued by, many of the usual household items you keep in your cabinet under your kitchen sink may not be as safe or as helpful as you originally thought. Taking a page from the report, which can be found at, and adding a few tips of our own, here’s the essentials you need to stock or toss to get the most out of your under the sink storage space:

Keep: All-purpose cleaners
Pick ones with an EPA Design for the Environment label, which indicates that the ingredients are as safe as possible for the environment and you.

Keep: Rubber gloves
They protect your hands from hot water and cleaners that can irritate or dry out your skin. Choose ones that reach at least halfway up your forearm like these Latex Gloves from

Toss: Oven cleaner
The chemicals in it can burn skin on contact, and the fumes hurt airways. Instead, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda in a cool oven and spray with a mix of water and some liquid soap to dampen. Scrub with fine steel wool.

Keep: Disinfectants
Use these to clean a counter top where you’ve worked with raw meat or poultry. stocks several varieties, including Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface Spray to sterilize your counters or appliances before, after, and during food prep.

Toss: Sponges
Germs breed fast on these when wet, so be sure to store in a separate area. Also, “antibacterial” sponges aren’t a good option either. They’re likely treated with triclosan, an antimicrobial that might irritate sensitive skin and may harm the environment.

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62 Responses to “Give Your Kitchen Sink Cabinet a Makeover!”

  1. Cleaning Companies Melbourne - January 5th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    In today’s society most people are too preoccupied with “life” to concern themselves with the hazardous effects of their personal cleaning supplies. Not only can these chemicals be harmful to the skin, but their toxic fumes can damage the lungs and lead to other health problems. My friend is a big health fanatic and she constantly insists that I switch to Green Works products, and now I urge you to do the same. So if your Cleaning Companies Melbourne or simply just cleaning up a little mess at home, try using healthier products and following the tips provided on this blog. It will benefit you and your loved ones in the long run. Thanks.

  2. Cookware reviews - January 20th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    One thing I would keep is the gloves for sure! I made a mistake once and I cleaned without using the gloves, my skin got irritated for that your kitchen in the picture? very lovely

  3. Bill K - January 29th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Nice to have a place fore everything and everything in its place. A clean organized kitchen is mych easier to cook in

  4. plumbers north london - April 5th, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Beautiful kitchen.It’s hard to keep kitchen clean and germ free. This cleaner looks nice and I will try.

  5. Tile Paint - July 16th, 2012 at 1:12 am

    i beg it defender t i used to clean with vinegar and in my endless tried it is to heal at all, never the less i use some other component or formula and tried it aging

  6. Sara Taylor - August 1st, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I ditched about everything about a month ago that was under the cabinets and on my shelves. I changed to all natural solutions for about everything in my home. I think I stock vinegar by the gallons It has many uses.

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    Hello from Germany
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