27 Dec Got A Minute? Clean The Kitchen!
Life is hectic, and sometimes it can be hard to find a moment for yourself. When you get those moments, you might ask yourself what there is to do; maybe you’re waiting for something to finish reheating in the microwave, or maybe you have to go to work but the bus doesn’t leave for the next 5 minutes. You want to do something in that time, but there’s not enough to watch a YouTube video or start a real project; not to worry! You can do something that will make you feel amazing in the long run; you can quickly clean a part of your kitchen.
One of the easiest things you can do in your kitchen in a minute it dust surfaces. Each surface will probably take about a minute, so if you’ve got three, you might get three surfaces done! Obviously, if there are stains it can take a bit longer, but for a surface clean a minute is all you need, and you can do it anywhere in the world! You might wipe down a table in Paris, your oven in Hong Kong, the top of your fridge in Sacramento, even your beautiful quartz countertops in Vancouver! What I’m trying to say is, no matter where you are, you can wipe something down really quickly.
The wiping down isn’t just limited to big surfaces; as it turns out, you can wipe almost anything down! The inside of your microwave? Check. The faucet of your skin? Absolutely. A small child’s face? Certainly, but make sure it’s your child; most parents respond poorly to strangers wiping their children’s faces, and why would someone else’s child be in your kitchen, anyway? You can also wipe down fridge doors, the backs of chairs, and basically any other surface you can see!
You can also do a quick bit of organizing! That pile of unopened flyers and letters you’ve had sitting on the counter for 6 months? It’s probably time to toss them. You’ve got a nice arrangement on your table that’s been moved around for dinners? Put everything back in its proper place! Have a couple stray dirty dishes lying around? Put them in the dishwasher!
You can also do a quick sweep of problem areas in your kitchen; when you put what you’ve swept up in the trash, you can go ahead and take the trash out. Obviously, if you did all of these things at once, it would be a full kitchen clean, but doing one thing for one minute whenever you get a spare will help you keep your kitchen looking nice day in and out. Having a place that’s decluttered has a positive effect on your mental health, so that hour is well invested.