The kitchen serves as the heart of every home. You cook here, dine here, prep the children for school, and sometimes even do homework here. This is the room in your house that gets the greatest traffic. However, you likely do not have that much time to clean up the kitchen. Whether you have sudden guests or simply need to tidy up your kitchen quickly, here’s how to clean the kitchen in 30 minutes. You might think that 30 minutes may not be sufficient to thoroughly clean the whole kitchen, especially if it is a big one. When a complete, floor-to-ceiling clean isn’t possible, this 30-minute plan will make your area spotless, hygienic, and useful. And besides, there is nothing bad with a kitchen that’s “almost pristine.”
Set the timer and let’s get started.
1. Gather your cleaning supplies
Have a cleaning bucket and keep all of your cleaning supplies and cleaners in one spot. The idea is to store all of your materials in one place so that you don’t spend time looking for them. Grab all of the kitchen equipment you’ll need and place them in your cart or basket before you begin cleaning.
2. Remove everything from your counters
Remove everything from your counters to proceed. Place the items you are eliminating in a washing hamper to be put away after if they do not belong in the kitchen. After you’ve removed everything, use an All-Purpose Cleaner to swiftly wipe off the countertops. Place the items that belong to your counters back after they have had dry completely.
3. Take out any leftovers
Place all the dishes and food boxes in the sink to soak after scraping every leftover into the waste bin. Pots and pans must also be filled with soapy water and submerged on the counter.
4. Sort over your dishes
Pour the sink partially with warm water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Check to see if the cleaned dishes were already separated from the ones that have to be washed and cleaned.
5. Keep the food items safe
Keep the rest of the food. Place them in a sealed canister or box then put them in the refrigerator or cabinets to keep them fresh.
6. Fill your dishwasher
Are you fortunate enough to own a dishwasher? Awesome! Now put it to good use. Remove all of the dirty dishes from the sink and place them in the dishwasher. Make things easy for yourself by storing stuff in categories. However, wait until you’ve done cleaning the whole kitchen before running the dishwasher because that stack of papers may be covering one more filthy fork.
7. Wash the sink down
Spend a minute or two to quickly clean off and clear any bits of food from the sink now that it is empty. To clean the sink, use an all-purpose cleaning solution. Later, you may deep clean the oven, counters, and stovetops with the same cleaning solution.
Check the items inside your refrigerator quickly. Remove anything that seems to be moldy or is otherwise questionable. Then wipe the outside with a damp towel drenched with clean, soapy water. Do not fail to clean the racks on the door side. Use a paper cloth, dish napkin, or microfiber towel to quickly dry. You may also use a particular stainless-steel cleaner for a stainless-steel refrigerator. To avoid streaking, just make sure to wipe with in direction of the grain.
9. Wipe down the cupboards, countertops, and appliances
Clean the tabletop, the sides of the stove, and the counters with an all-purpose cleaner, then wipe with a kitchen towel or microfiber towel. Allow the solution to settle in a few minutes before cleaning any stains off the burner. If you have time, you may also use a sponge washed in hot water to wipe surrounding cabinets, particularly the stained ones.
10. Clean the floors
The final area to clean is the floor. Simply sweep and clean the floor.
Use a steam mop instead of a standard mop if you do not want to wait for the floor to dry after mopping. This method is not only quicker, but it also destroys any bacteria that may be present on the floors.
11. Remove the garbage
If the trash can is full, take it out after you’ve finished all of the other tasks. Now is a great time to take out the trash after all of your disposable cleaning supplies have been discarded and the other cleaning things have been placed back. Skip this step if your garbage can is not yet full.
12. Keep the Cleaning Items
After you’ve reassembled your bucket or cleaning materials, make sure to toss any microfiber cloths into the linen cupboard and, if required, replace the dish towel. Ensure that all of your cleaning products have been stored and are accessible when you clean next time.
Last but not least, take a glance around your kitchen. Were there any sites that you missed? Were there any objects that went unchecked? Now is the time to look after them.
Quick Cleaning Techniques
- Every time you speed clean, take track of your time. It contributes to your progress.
- Ask for the help of others. An extra set of hands may make a big difference, so if your roommate or spouse has 10 minutes to give, that’s fantastic.
- Maintain the condition of your tools. Dull towels just transfer dirt everywhere, blunt razors scratch but do not clean, and emptied cleaning containers fill up your bucket.
- If it isn’t unclean, there’s no need to clean it. Prioritize your labor since certain surfaces such as vertical ones don’t become as dirty as others.