Speed Clean your Kitchen
Monday, April 05, 2010
Keeping your kitchen clean can be a chore, but it’s the best way to ensure that the food you’re eating and feeding your family is free of bacteria and other nasty critters. Plus, it just makes you feel great to have a clean kitchen.
And no need to stress out! Keeping your kitchen clean requires less than 5 minutes of your time every day. Here’s our recommended list of what we do to keep our kitchens clean and how long it takes.
-Wipe down the sink after doing the dishes or loading the dishwasher (30 seconds).
-Wipe down the stove top (1 minute).
-Wipe down the counters (1 minute).
-Sweep or vacuum the floor (2 minutes).
Total time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds. Have the coffee pot going while you clean.
-Mop the floor (5 minutes).
-Wipe the cabinets, backsplashes, and appliances (10 minutes).
-Wash the dish rack (4 minutes).
-Wipe the switch plates and phone (1 minute).
-Wipe the inside of the garbage can (1 minute).
Total time: 21 minutes. Schedule a phone call with a pal and talk while you scrub.
-Empty and scrub down the inside of the refrigerator (30 minutes).
-Empty and clean the insides of the utensil drawers (15 minutes).
-Scrub down the cupboard exteriors (30 minutes).
-Clean the stove-hood filter (10 minutes).
Total time: 1 hour, 25 minutes—shortened considerably if you enlist your kids to help with the easy jobs!
You can always find a fantastic selection of cleaning supplies at your
local Grocery Outlet. From detergents to counter sprays, sponges to
dish soap, we’ve got you covered. We've even started carrying eco-friendly products so you can keep your home clean without damage to the environment—or your wallet.