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How to Clean the Kitchen Quickly and Painlessly


Cleaning the kitchen is a chore many of us dread. But transforming the space from a room filled with dirty dishes and sticky spills to one that sparkles isn’t as hard or as time-consuming as you think once you learn how to clean like a pro.

Of course, this mess can be wiped away faster if the entire family helps. And lucky for them, these cleaning tips and tricks are so easy that everyone can do them. So, no more settling for just asking your kids to bring their dirty dishes to the sink. This time, they’re going to grab a rag and help out (and your husband, too!). 

But let’s say you don’t have time this weekend to spend scrubbing your kitchen from top to bottom. That’s totally fine! It turns out all you need is 20 minutes to give everything a thorough cleanse. That said, take as long as you’d like if you find cleaning to be therapeutic. 

And when you’re done, we recommend pouring yourself a glass of wine to celebrate your accomplishment. Who knows, you may even start looking forward to your kitchen-cleaning rituals. Keep scrolling to learn all of our cleaning shortcuts, tips, and tricks to make cleaning the kitchen as painless as possible.

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.