6 Quick Tips To Clean Your Kitchen When You’re Pressed For Time

Learn quick tips to clean your kitchen

This post is sponsored by Schmidt’s. All thoughts are my own.

If there’s one room in your home that needs attention and cleaning every single day, it is your kitchen. Whether you’re exhausted from the day or looking to leave the mess for the next day, there’s something you need to understand. A messy kitchen means crumbs, and crumbs mean pests.

One of the best ways to motivate yourself to clean your kitchen at night is to remind yourself of this: leaving a mess out for the next day is like dragging on a problem when you already have the solution.

Get to those dishes and wipe down those counters!

You’ll be glad you did.

Read on to discover 6 super easy and actionable ways to tidy your kitchen even when you’re pressed for time.

1. Pick a Corner

One of the simplest ways to clean a dirty kitchen in a short period is to start from a corner and then move on to other parts of the kitchen. Clorox wipes are a great way to remove tough grease stains from your kitchen. If you prefer a natural cleaning option, then we recommend Schmidt’s Cleaning Vinegar. We recently tried it on our kitchen counters and loved the scent. Schmidt’s Cleaning Vinegar has essential oils — amber and aloe — to help minimize the smell of vinegar.

2. Wash As You Go

Getting the entire day’s worth of dishes in one sitting can be a task, especially if you’re doing them without a dishwasher. That’s exactly why doing them in smaller chunks, spread throughout the day can be a great idea. Yes, it will feel as though you’re constantly washing, but it helps when you’re exhausted at night and only have little to no dishes to wash. Dry them as you go and place the items where they belong.

3. Minimize the Mess

The best way to ensure that you don’t actually have to put in a lot of effort while you clean your kitchen is to reduce the number of things you have or use. You can start by getting rid of the plastic cups and gift mugs you’ve picked up along the way.

4. Work Smart

If you don’t like having to spend much time doing the dishes, then we suggest soaking the ones with food residue in soap and water. Doing this as soon as you finish using the dish will make it easier when removing the leftover food.

5. Organize Your Dishes Accordingly

Sometimes it’s not only about how you clean your kitchen. In fact, most times it has to do with how you organize your space. Make sure you have your everyday items placed closest to the sink. This way, whenever you need something, it’s within arm’s length and is easy to put away after.

6. Use Multipurpose Tools

Multifunctional tools can be useful in your kitchen. Not only does it make for an easier cleanup, but it also minimizes clutter. Kitchen shears are great to have. If you have a great knife, you can do without one.

How often do you clean your kitchen? Tell us any tips you’d like to add!

Discover how you can clean your kitchen in half the time every night. These 6 tips can help you organize your home and make for an easier clean up.


  1. I try to clean my kitchen once a day and then I tell my family to stay out. So I have to clean many times a day

  2. These are great tips that I most definitely need!! I tend to make a bigger deal out of the cleaning process than it needs to be.

  3. I hate waking up and having to clean up a dirty kitchen so these quick tips are perfect for me! Minimizing is key!

  4. Almost my case all the time lol Always in a hurry, always…Great tips actually. Thanks a lot.

  5. I love using all natural cleaning products! When I cook I tend to clean as I go so it is easier.

  6. Loving this tips. I have a dishwasher and I always put the dishes at night and get them out in the morning. And I use wipes but Lysol ones. Don’t like to use Clorox and get stains on my clothing.

  7. I’ll keep these in mind. My kitchen always seems to be messy, ugh. I try to clean it nightly, but sometimes it doesn’t happen.

  8. Cleaning the kitchen is probably one of my least favorite things to do. I do have a dishwasher, so that’s nice, but sometimes you still have to do dishes by hand, and that’s what I hate the most.

  9. A clean kitchen sets the tone for the whole house! I love your tips.

  10. These are great tips. Soaking the dishes is such a good idea. It always saves so much time when they have soaked for a bit!

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