Small, Scheduled Bursts of Kitchen Cleaning
Ever invited friends or relatives to come around for dinner, only to realize that the kitchen is filthy and needs a couple of dedicated hours of cleaning to make it appear decent once more? It is more efficient (and less stressful) if you set aside small, regular periods of time for dedicated “kitchen maintenance” rather than attempting those large, energy-intensive purging bursts on an irregular basis.
Choose a realistic slot in your schedule for basic kitchen cleaning activities. For example, set aside 20 minutes after dinner on Wednesday to disinfect all surfaces and mop the floor. The morning of the weekly shop is a good time to clean the fridge and food cupboards because supplies will be at their lowest and that means fewer objects to shuffle around during the wipe-down.
The more you stick to the set schedule, the easier it will be to clean your kitchen – and the less time you will devote to kitchen cleaning during the rest of the week.