10 Minutes to a Clean Kitchen (Yes, Really!)
January 10, 2016
Cleaningcleaning and in controlLifestyle
We've come to know and love Chloe of Boxwood Avenue as a Blogger Bride over on Style Me Pretty Weddings, and today, we're loving her for a completely different reason: these life-changing kitchen cleaning tips. A clean kitchen in just 10 minutes? Absolutely. Now the hard part isn't cleaning, it's deciding what to do with all your free time!

Minute 1

Remove and put away everything from the countertops that isn't an absolute necessity. Spray an all natural cleaning spray onto counter tops. Let sit.

Minutes 2-3

Load any dirty dishes into the dishwasher, and hand wash anything that was left to soak overnight. Start the dishwasher, and use a kitchen towel to dry any dishes that were hand washed, then return them to their proper cabinets.

Minute 4

Use a piece of scrap rag (I like to cut these into fourths) to wipe down the counter tops (paying close attention to the stove), anything that was stuck to the countertops should be loosened up by now. Allow any crumbs to simply fall onto the floor.

Minutes 5-6

Use the same scrap rag to dry up any water from washing the dishes. Wipe down any appliances, and if needed, the inside of the microwave. Make sure you also wipe down the faucets!

Minute 7

Sweep the kitchen floor, catching any crumbs or animal hair that may have happened to gather.

Minute 8

Check the trash can, if needed, empty and set the full bag aside. Deborah gave me a great tip for this - keep spare bags in the bottom of the trash, so putting a fresh bag in is a breeze!

Minutes 9-10

Grab your Swiffer (no, I am not getting paid to tell you that), and take care of any stubborn spills. Mop yourself of the room, and kiss your clean kitchen goodbye on your way out! Enjoy your day not having to worry about any kitchen chores!


Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography | Christina Shields | Tracey Ayton | Tessa Neustadt