Ingrid Newbold

Quick Ways to Clean Kitchen Messes

Quick Ways to Clean Kitchen Messes

Don't let fear of kitchen messes keep you from inviting friends, family or co-workers over. Simply apply these tips!

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How do you handle tough kitchen messes? There are a lot of times when guests show up unannounced or on short notice, and you have a kitchen mess.

The kitchen is the heart of every house, and whoever comes over, may it be a close friend or a colleague from work, a clean kitchen gives a great impression.

Here are some quick ways to accomplish a spick-and-span kitchen in the shortest period.  

Cleaning Kitchen Messes

Clean Kitchen Messes

Decide to Have Fun

Listen to music. Regardless of whether you like Gospel, R&B or Classical music, listening to music can elevate your mood. A good playlist can get your body moving and gives your brain something to do while you are cleaning your kitchen. 

Undoubtedly, cleaning kitchen messes can be monotonous. But singing, dancing and twirling to the music will surely quicken your pace.

Don’t Let the Dishes Dry

Washing dry dishes takes more time. Therefore, leaving them soaked in water for about 10 minutes can make it a lot easier. You’ll get done with a pile of dirty dishes quickly.

Pick and Choose

To get rid of your kitchen messes, you need to prioritize. If you don’t have the time to get into the detailed cleaning sessions to make your kitchen look clean, you need to focus on light-colored things. If your cabinets are light-colored, you need to clean them first because light-colored objects when stained are more noticeable.

Top to Bottom

To avoid having to clean things repeatedly, it’s suggested that you start cleaning from top to bottom. For instance, if you sweep and mop the kitchen floor before you clean the counters, you’ll likely end up sweeping again. So, always move in order.

Scented Fragrances

A freshly cleaned house smells good already, but sometimes there are remnants of funky smells from dishes or trash. Of course, using an air freshener can get rid of the smell.

However, some homely scented fragrances can also do the trick and can be more appealing like. Consider lemon spray, freshly brewed coffee, grandma’s pound cake and cookies.

Cover Up 

In case you’re cooking something that may splatter, think about covering it either with a top or a splatter guard. Such splatter guards and lids are quite inexpensive and easy to find. You won’t completely avoid messes, but you will help to contain them.

Banish Counter Clutter

Bills, handbags, mail, keys, homework: Choose a spot for them other than your cook-and-prep territory. You’ve got to keep things organized on the counters and keep them to a minimum – just basics like rice, flour, sugar, salt, and pepper shakers.

The rest should be in cabinets and drawers. There would be no kitchen messesto tend to when most things are organized and are in their places. You’ll have more space to work, and your kitchen will feel less disorganized and turbulent.


Most of us enjoy baking, cooking and eating. Those are kitchen activities we quite readily support. Cleaning kitchen messes? Well, that’s a different recipe. No one really loves to clean up the messes that all those meals leave behind.

Follow the insights above to shave precious minutes off your clean-kitchen routine. But if you still need assistance, you can always rely on the help of a professional cleaning service. They have tons of experience and can help you get rid of kitchen messes quickly.

When you hire a professional to help you get the job done, you are more likely to complete everything you need to. By finding the right person to assist with each specific task involved, your home will be organized, feeling fresh, and will become a place you love living in once again.

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Ingrid Newbold

Ingrid Newbold

Ingrid is an entrepreneur, cleaning expert, and the bold & visionary Founder of and, her vacation site. She leads Exuma’s emerging boutique cleaning service, happily delivers expert advice on tools, cleaning products, DIY substitutes, and practical, time-saving solutions to everyday problems. She enjoys singing, travelling and meeting new people.

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