Quickly clean your kitchen

By Drum Digital
06 April 2015

You will be left with a dirty house to clean. Here are some tips.

After your relatives have said their goodbyes over the Easter holidays, you will be left with a dirty house to clean. Here are some tips.

Clear the counters

Cooking is your kitchen's top priority right now. So stash mail, school schedules, and that rarely used juicer elsewhere. Then pull out the trash can and toss bags or boxes of unwanted edibles sitting out. Squirt cleaner around what's left on the counter — canisters, the toaster. Wipe and let dry.

Purge the fridge

Pull the trash can over and dump lingering leftovers, spoiled food, and open bottles of condiments, like grill marinade from last summer. You could remove all the glass shelves and bins and wash them — or give them a fast once-over with a wet cloth or sponge. Don't forget fingerprints and splatters on the door front and handle. A fresh box of baking soda absorbs odors, too.

Skip the oven

Spot-clean dead-giveaway grime — stove top spills, grease on the door handle or inside the glass door — with your sponge and a dash of baking soda.

Think sink

Neatly put the dirty dishes in the sink or the dishwasher. Run some water over drippy detergent bottles, then stick those, pot scrubbers, and rubber gloves under the sink. When all has been relocated, run a sponge around the bowl of the basin and over the faucet if you've splattered water in your speediness.

Mop stop

Before collapsing onto the sofa, use a sweeper with disposable cloths, like Swiffer, to pick up crumbs, dust, and hair from the floor. Pro tip: Keep a damp paper towel in one hand to zap stains so you don't have to stop as you go. Throw the used Swiffer sheet and towel in your trash bin. And look — there's the company.

Source: goodhousekeeping.com

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