Whenever you throw something in the microwave for a few minutes, what do you usually do while you wait? If you're like me, you probably pull out your phone to kill the time, but what you should be doing is treating it as a cleaning challenge.
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Reddit user withoutamartyr suggests using that time for a concentrated burst of kitchen cleaning. If you work fast, a couple of minutes is probably enough time to empty the dishwasher, toss out old leftovers, or wipe down the sink. Unless you eat a depressing number of microwave meals, you probably can't rely on this trick exclusively to keep your kitchen clean, but it can definitely help take a chunk out of your chores later on.