You spend a lot of your time in the kitchen, so it’s no wonder that it needs almost constant attention to stay tidy and germ-free. But if you’re constantly using the same routine to clean your kitchen, the following cleaning tips can help you drastically cut down the time you spend wiping and scrubbing. That leaves you with more time to relax with a cup of coffee – in your freshly spring-cleaned kitchen, of course!
1. Streamline Your Supplies
Be honest – how many cleaning products do have in your cupboards? A multipurpose spray like Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Spray with Febreze Freshness tackles grease and dirt and helps eliminate odors. For extra-tough grime, baked-on stains or dirty fridge shelves, use a Mr. Clean Foaming Kitchen Scrubber, which removes three times more greasy kitchen mess per swipe than the leading all-purpose bleach spray cleaner. Cutting down on the number of different products you use saves you time and frees up precious space in your cabinets, too.
2. Clean as You Go
Cleaning certain areas right after you’ve used them can save you lots of time in the long run. For example, wipe down the greasy stovetop immediately after cooking a meal, rinse and dry the sink every evening to keep grime at bay, and spray the trash can with a disinfectant spray every time you empty it. You’ll be surprised how much time you’ll save – and as a bonus, you won’t have to spend hours on a Sunday morning doing a deep clean.
3. Switch Your Dish Detergent
Swap your bargain dishwashing liquid for Dawn Platinum dish soap. A few drops go a long way, and it’s proven to cut through dirt and grease quickly and effectively, so you won’t need to soak pots and pans after dinner. What’s more, you can even use it for everyday cleaning elsewhere in the kitchen. Squirt a little on a damp Bounty DuraTowel to wipe down countertops and the stovetop.
4. Throw Away Your Sponges
Sponges and dishcloths can harbor germs, so they’re not the best candidates for kitchen cleaning. Try a durable, cloth-like Bounty DuraTowel instead: They’re clinically proven to be three times cleaner than a dirty dishcloth.
5. Declutter to De-stress
The fewer appliances and containers you have on the kitchen counter, the easier it’ll be to wipe down. So, get clever with your storage. Stash everything from dried foods to baking ingredients in airtight containers on top of your refrigerator, keep your Dawn dish soap, brushes and hand soap together in a sink caddy, hang utensils from wall hooks rather than keeping them in a pot, and put a cover over your electric mixer to minimize dust buildup.
How do you make light work of your kitchen cleanup? Share your secrets with us in the comments section below!