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Okay, so a half hour might not be enough time to deep clean your entire kitchen. But when a full-blown, floor-to-ceiling cleaning session is out of the question, this 30-minute routine will keep your space tidy, sanitary, and usable. After all, there's nothing wrong with a "nearly spotless" kitchen.
Set your timer and get going.
Clear the clutter.
We get it — the kitchen counter is the holy grail of catch-all storage spaces. It's the most convenient place to plop down your unopened mail and car keys and sunglasses. But in order to get your kitchen's nooks and crannies as clean as they can be, you need to be able to actually, you know, see them. Move that clutter elsewhere, if only temporarily.
Put food away.
That box of cereal from breakfast? And the salt from when you refilled your cellar? It all needs to go back into the pantry or cabinet. You just don't need all this extra stuff on your counter.
Clean your cleaning supplies.
Your dishes will only be as clean as the thing you use to clean them with. Toss your dirty dish towel in the hamper and grab a new one. Then, wet your sponge and nuke it in the microwave.
Load the dishwasher — but don't run it just yet.
Lucky enough to have a dishwasher? Yay! Now use it. Get all those dirty dishes out of the sink and into the dishwasher. Make things easier for Future You and load it in organized groups (plates with plates, measuring cups with measuring cups, and so on). Wait to actually run the dishwasher until you've finished cleaning the entire kitchen, though — that pile of newspapers could be hiding one last dirty fork.
If you don't have a dishwasher, use this time to get all your dirty dishes in one place. Fill the largest vessel in there with hot, soapy water and dunk the smaller items — utensils, measuring cups, etc. — inside. You can wash them now, but depending on how many dirty dishes you have, you might need to hold off until you have more time.
Toss expired items from fridge; wipe the exterior.
Quickly assess the contents of your fridge. If anything looks moldy or generally suspect, get it out of there. (Don't forget to check the shelves on the door!) Then, wipe the exterior with a damp cloth that's been soaked in clean, soapy water. Dry immediately with a paper towel, dish towel, or microfiber cloth. If you have a stainless steel fridge, you may also use a special stainless steel cleaner. Make sure to dry in the direction of the grain to prevent streaking.
Spray and scrub the countertops.
With all the clutter cleared out of the way, you should be all set to give your countertops a quick spritz using a paper towel and a non-abrasive kitchen cleaner, an ultra-mild bleach solution, or even just soap and water.
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17 April 2019