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I was all set to use at least a little dish soap, but I'm happy to report that cleaning just took a little water and elbow grease. I used a microfiber towel for the counters and a biodegradable sponge for the cutting board, stovetop, and sink. For the floors, I first swept, then I mopped the by spraying a little water and mopping that up with a microfiber towel attached to an old swiffer. The house came with manufactured wood floors so I can't soak them with a regular mop.

The cutting board is looking thirsty so maybe I'll tackle that BB next.

I know it was already approved, but I forgot to add pics of the table.
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table before
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table after: decluttered with fresh tablecloth
table after: decluttered with fresh tablecloth
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After an explosive weekend, the kitchen needs a good scrubbing and organizing! Here are three picts, showing the dirty floor, counters loaded and messy, along with my kitchen table holding tons of junk. I cleaned all the dishes, using Oases dishsoap, organized all the rest of the clutter, wiped the counters and cupboards with diluted Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap (essential oils added in) and also swept and mopped the floor with the same type of mixture, just a stronger mix.
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super dirty kitchen counters and loaded sink
super dirty kitchen counters and loaded sink
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messy stove and table
messy stove and table
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dirty floor
dirty floor
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homeade soap used
homeade soap used
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clean counters. Wow! The cleanest the kitchen will probably be before my baby comes!
clean counters. Wow! The cleanest the kitchen will probably be before my baby comes!
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clean sink
clean sink
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clean oven and stove
clean oven and stove
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clean table
clean table
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clean floor!
clean floor!
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This kitchen in the house I'm looking over has very cluttered cabinets and drawers. It took several hours today to tidy everything up. I also removed the dish rack from the countertop since I only use the dishwasher for drying now, which further simplified the area.

Only a bit of diluted Meyers Clean Day surface cleaner was used on some grimy cabinet shelf areas.
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/interiors/g30453765/eco-friendly-cleaning-products/


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before and after: sink
before and after: sink
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before and after: floor
before and after: floor
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before and after: table*** (there is no table so I'll show some other stuff)
before and after: table*** (there is no table so I'll show some other stuff)
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before and after: cabinet
before and after: cabinet
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before and after: stovetop
before and after: stovetop
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before and after: disorganized tea/coffee
before and after: disorganized tea/coffee
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before and after: counters and overview
before and after: counters and overview
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Take 2
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Clean sink
Clean sink
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Clean counter
Clean counter
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Clean stove
Clean stove
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Clean table used
Clean table used
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Clean floor
Clean floor
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Dirty sink
Dirty sink
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Dirty countertop
Dirty countertop
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Dirty stove
Dirty stove
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Kitchen table is also bed space
Kitchen table is also bed space
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Dirty table used
Dirty table used
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Dirty floor
Dirty floor
 
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Few things feel better than a clean kitchen!

Mainly used lukewarm water to clean over surfaces. The floor was swiped. For the dirty bottles and some spots on the walls, I used a probiotic and biodegradable cleaner, based on effective microorganisms - similar to the ones in bokashi, I think? To get the bottles clean, they were swirled out with some uncooked rice grains and hot water+cleaner.

As a bonus, for this BB I re-learned how to use Gimp/Gnu to merge pictures together (to avoid a zillion pics in the post). For others wanting to do the same, the how-to is available here.

Edit: added a picture with more info about the cleaner. It doesn't explicitly say "greywater safe", but there's a picture of a loo and the text says "The probiotic effect also reaches our drainage and sewer systems which is a great boost for the environment!"
I don't know how much stock to put in this statement, perhaps if everyone used this product for all their washing it would make a difference...however, looking at the ingredients list it should be safe to assume that it will readily degrade with no ill effects. "Acetic acid" is the acid in vinegar.
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Sink - before and after. What a relief.
Sink - before and after. What a relief.
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First counter - before and after
First counter - before and after
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Second counter - before and after
Second counter - before and after
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Third counter - before and after
Third counter - before and after
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Kitchen table - before and after
Kitchen table - before and after
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Stovetop - before and after
Stovetop - before and after
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Floor - before and after. Not too bad to begin with, just needed a quick swipe.
Floor - before and after. Not too bad to begin with, just needed a quick swipe.
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Probiotic and biodegradable cleaner
Probiotic and biodegradable cleaner
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More info on the cleaner, including ingredients list
More info on the cleaner, including ingredients list
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I looked at the package and product page on the internet for your cleaner. It looks nice, but I can't find anything that says "greywater safe" or "readily biodegradable". It's possible I missed it, could you follow up with some supporting pictures/links?

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