The kitchen is one of those places around the house where we fear the most to get in and do some serious cleaning. That is because it is where we keep our groceries, our dirty pots and dishes, not to mention the garbage. It is so easy to create a mess in there and so difficult to clean it up. But what if it does not have to be that way?
As you probably recall, we have already shared with you those dirty secrets for kitchen cleaning appliances. And you also know that booking a cleaning session with getting Set Clean, to spare you from all the effort and stress, can be done in an instant. But that is not what we have in mind for today’s post.
Today, we would like to show you how as little as 20 minutes of cleaning your kitchen without efforts can make a huge difference from one week to another!
Did you know that…
- It takes about 30 seconds to wipe down your sinkafter you have loaded the dishwasher?
- And that when you have just finished cooking, in 1 minute, you can also wipe down the stovetopeffortlessly?
- You could give it another 1 minute to wipe down the counterswhen you have just finished cooking?
- Andin only 2 minutes you can sweep the kitchen’s floor?
In under 5 minutes, you can keep your kitchen more than decent, without having to work that hard. The secret? You just act, take care of the essentials, right when you have finished cooking. That way, you keep the sink and the counters clean and shiny. And you will feel inspired to store things in their right place any time you come back – because it is all tidy and you do not want to make a mess again.
Let us just assume that you are not cooking seven times a week, do you? Maybe you are doing it 2 to 3 times a week, which means you will have to give yourself up to 15 minutes a week to keep things tidy. Then, you can add 1 or 2 other minutes to wipe the garbage can when you are taking it out, once or twice a week. And about 3 minutes to wash your dish rack. You have totalled about 20 minutes of well-invested time in cleaning your kitchen, throughout the whole week!
Once you realize that the actual cleaning chores are frequently done are not taking you nearly as much as you thought they would… You stop fearing so much about cleaning the kitchen. So, discipline is the only thing you will need, which comes with the rules of:
- Never let the dishes to sit in the sink for longer than 12 hours (if you put them at night, take care of them in the morning or the other way around) or to pile up to the point that you start spreading the dirty dishes on the counters;
- Never let garbage sit next to the garbage can – everything disposable should get into the can, not next to it, even if it is just empty soda cans or plastic bottles or pizza boxes;
- Never store things on the kitchen counter thinking that you will put them later in the right place.