Just 30 Minutes
My kitchen is almost never clean. But I've discovered something amazing: even when the kitchen looks like a huge disaster, it only takes 30 minutes take it from scary to sparkling! Maybe a really calamitous disaster would take a little more time, but I've tried this twice and both times what I thought couldn't possibly take less than an hour turned out to be a thirty minute proposition.
The key is to get an uninterrupted 30 minutes.
Aye, there's the rub.
Say that the stars align and I get an uninterrupted 30 minutes?
Then I clean the kitchen in this order:
▪ Throw away anything that can be thrown away.
▪ Put away anything that can be put away. (This can include unloading the dishwasher)
▪Accumulate the remaining dishes to be washed next to the sink.
▪Wipe down all the other counters.
▪Wash the dishes.
▪Wipe off the last counter.