What 15 things you can clean when you have only 10 minutes

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You can spend 10 minutes on maintaining order and get a cozy home in return. Source: Created with the help of AI

Sometimes we think that cleaning is a tedious process that takes a lot of time. In fact, this is only true if you clean your home every now and then. But if you know how to use short periods of time to keep your home clean, it becomes an invisible household habit.

But how do you develop this habit? Try to set aside just 10 minutes each day to tidy up. OBOZ.UA will tell you what you can do in this short period of time.


Upon entering the house, we often throw keys, papers from the mailbox and various small things wherever we look. Together with not always neatly arranged shoes, this creates quite a mess. But it won't take you more than 10 minutes to tame it. Gather up everything you need to throw away, put the little things in their places, and hide your shoes. That's it.

Microwave oven

To get your microwave oven clean, fill a microwave-safe bowl with a glass of water and add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Then set the appliance to high power and heat the water for 2-4 minutes. The steam with a slight acid content will dissolve dirt and eliminate odors. Allow the bowl to cool slightly before removing it. Then simply wipe the inside of the microwave with a damp cloth and it will be as good as new. All in less than 10 minutes.


If you wash your stove regularly, you'll need no more than 10 minutes to give it a good cleaning. Fill the sink with soapy water and put the removed grate in it. While it is souring, wipe the surface with a sponge and a detergent, such as a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. Then rinse off the residue, rinse the grate, and replace it.

Toilet bowl

Yes, it takes time to deeply disinfect a toilet, but daily cleaning takes much less time. Apply a small amount of cleaning agent, allow it to work for 3-5 minutes, and scrub the walls with a brush and rinse. Wipe the seat with a damp sponge and you're done.

Dish drawer

Remove all the cutlery from the drawers. If the drawer in which they are stored is removable, take it out, shake, rinse under running water and dry. If it is stationary, wipe it down with a damp sponge and wipe off any crumbs. Put the spoons, forks, and knives back in place. Yes, it's that simple.


Regularly wiping down the refrigerator shelves will help clean up any spills and eliminate unpleasant odors. Prepare a solution of water and baking soda. Dampen a microfiber cloth with this solution and wipe down the shelves, door compartments, and the door itself. Baking soda is a natural deodorizer that will keep your fridge smelling fresh and looking clean.

Living room

All you need to do to make the guest area of your home look tidy is to organize your pillows, blankets, and coffee table, and wipe down the TV stand and all the shelves. You can also light an aroma lamp to create a pleasant atmosphere.


Even just making your bed adds 100 points to your comfort. In 10 minutes, you can also tidy up scattered clothes, sort out chargers, books, and other items on nightstands and desks, and even wipe down lampshades and light switches.


Give your baseboards some special attention. Take a damp cloth and go over all their surfaces. In 10 minutes, you will be surprised what a transformation will happen to your home.


You can take a sticky clothes roller or arm yourself with a vacuum cleaner with a special nozzle. A few vigorous movements and your sofa looks like new. No traces of pet hair will be left on your clothes.

Bathroom cabinets

Bottles, bowl, and tubes can quickly turn the space inside cabinets and drawers into a mess. Open one of them, take everything out, dust the shelf, and put the items back in their places. It will take less than 10 minutes.


Beautiful lampshades with intricate details can seem like a nightmare when it comes to cleaning them. But you can just grab a dust brush or a lint roller if the shade is textile or paper, and in a few minutes your lamps will be clean and shine better.


Regardless of whether you're in the kitchen or the bathroom, it won't take more than 10 minutes to clean the sink. Unless you have a pile of dishes in it, of course. Spray a little cleaner on the walls, go over them with a brush or sponge, and rinse off the residue.


Wherever you store food or household chemicals, you may have expired packages. Take a look at them whenever you can, and throw away anything that can no longer be used. If you do this regularly, you'll start using everything you buy for future reference much more economically.


Now that we no longer write paper letters to each other and receive our utility bills electronically, we don't look at our inbox as often. Meanwhile, it can accumulate a lot of correspondence. When you return home, pick it up, and then sort it into what can be thrown away and what has some value.

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