Household tasks you can do whilst the kettle is boiling

Being the busy bee that I am I always feel really guilty when I am just stood around particularly when the kettle is boiling.  I now always use this time to achieve something rather than just stand and wait. In reality maybe I should just try to chill for a few minutes but I just can’t do it…..

So below I have listed a few simple tasks you can do to pass the time productively when the kettle is boiling.All of these tasks can be easily achieved in 3/4 minutes.

  • Empty the dishwasher
  • Unload the washing machine and get ready for hanging.
  • Wipe over kitchen appliances
  • Declutter and tidy a drawer
  • Clean the kitchen window
  • Sort through your cleaning products
  • Hoover the kitchen floor
  • Empty the kitchen bin
  • Sort through a food cupboard
  • Plan your day
  • Post a picture on social media
  • Have a mini workout This can be a few star jumps, squats or lunges. Or grab your kettle bells.
  • Sort through your handbag
  • Text friends arrange a catch up
  • Washing up
  • Food preparation
  • Wipe over the fridge door
  • Quick floor mop or steam
  • Polish your shoes
  • Handwash an item of clothing
  • Hang out the washing
  • Tackle kitchen cobwebs
  • Catch up on some reading
  • Apply your makeup
  • Put together a quick playlist

If you have a few more ideas of what can be achieved than I would love for you to add them into the comments below. Don’t forget to take part in my 5 minute cleaning challenge this really does help you stay on top.

Thanks for reading
Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxo


How to Descale the Kettle

The average kettle will develop a layer of limescale at some point. But rather than scrubbing and washing your kettle using chemicals, you can clean and descale a kettle in a matter of minutes, with little to no effort at all, just by using water and natural ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards.

It’s such a simple process just follow these very simple steps

  1. Fill the kettle with water and then add in 20ml of white vinegar or lemon juice.
  2. Leave to sit for an hour
  3. Leave the solution in the kettle and boil
  4. Empty your kettle and if you have limescale the lumps will come away when pouring
  5. Fill the kettle again with cold water
  6. Boil again to rinse and then use as normal.

You can also use citric acid, just pop 20ml off the powder into the water or sliced lemon, add in 3 slices with the water.

If you have limescale/hard water build up around the spout of lid area, simple dampen some kitchen paper with white vinegar and then wrap around that area, leave to sit for 15/20 minutes, remove and wipe away.

To keep your kettle is good working order and keep the hard water away I recommend doing this once a month.

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