It's where you do all your cleaning so it's totally clean, right? Wrong!

By Alice Andrews
January 13, 2017
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Sink & Disposal

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: BAKING SODA + LIMES

How Often You Need to Clean Them: Weekly

SINK

For stainless steel, Miguel Taveras, a supervisor for Managed by Q cleaning service, whips up a mildly abrasive paste from an eight-ounce box of baking soda and the juice of 10 limes. He uses a sponge to scrub the inside of the sink with it, following the steel's grain. If you have an enamel sink, wipe it with a gentle scrub, such as Bon Ami ($8, amazon.com), and a microfiber cloth.

INTERIORS

Taveras pours vinegar over a loaf of bread until it is sopping and stuffs it in the canister. He lets it sit for 15 minutes, then turns on the disposal and flushes it with cold water. He follows with frozen citrus rinds.

PRO TIP

Polish chrome fixtures with a mixture of one part white vinegar to two parts water on a microfiber cloth or soft sponge.

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