You don't need a whole day to clean the kitchen. Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour, these tips will help you keep the
kitchen clean (even while you're cooking!)
If you have 15 minutes...
Clean countertops and the sink. Spray disinfectant in the sink and let it sit. Meanwhile, spritz the counters with disinfectant. Then scrub the sink with
a sponge and rinse. Return to the counters and wipe dry with a fresh cotton or microfiber cloth.
Sweep or mop-dry the floor. Make a pass using an electrostatic mop or cloth (like one from Swiffer). This picks up dirt and hair and makes wet-mopping
Clean the refrigerator handle. It takes only seconds to wipe down this bacteria-friendly spot with disinfectant.
If you have 30 minutes...
Wet-mop the floor. A few spritzes of an all-purpose cleanser and a damp microfiber mop does the trick, without the fuss of a water bucket.
Wipe down appliances. Avoid damage by using wipes that are designed for the job.
If you have 1 hour...
Also wash the cabinet fronts. Wipe from top to bottom with a soft sponge and a solution of warm water and dish soap. For wood cabinets, use a wood cleanser.
If you have half a day...
Deep-clean appliances. Clean the refrigerators interior with a solution of 3 tablespoons baking soda and 4 cups warm water. For non-self cleaning
ovens, wipe down the inside with an all-purpose cleanser. Use a plastic scraper to get bits of food off racks and drip pan.