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72. Descale the Coffeemaker or Kettle

Make sure to take 2-minutes or so to descale your kettle or coffeemaker ever so often

Some coffeemakers may require a little more time to clean, while others may only require a few seconds of effort. Either way, it’s usually pretty easy and fast to descale a coffeemaker or tea kettle—or to at least get it going.

Kettles can usually be descaled using an equal parts vinegar-water solution. Some people may do similar with their coffeemakers, generally by running the vinegar-water solution or a specialized descaling product through the machine and then doing a few “clean” brews with plain water to rinse any solution out of the unit.

**When in doubt, please make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Some methods or units may take more than two minutes, depending on the setup.


In this post, we covered 75 simple 2-minute chores that you can easily squeeze in through various parts of your day, mood, schedule, or even just when you happen to have a spare moment here and there.

These tasks can be ideal if you’re short on time, patience, or attention, making it ideal for virtually anyone but especially those who struggle with cleaning or feel like they hate it altogether.

Because, sometimes, it’s more about having a routine that’s both manageable and flexible, and what works for some may not always work for you and your needs or lifestyles. Having the option to do smaller chunks of cleaning or quick chores that you can squeeze in here and there can be a great way to overcome that.

It’s also good for avoiding severe boredom, which is another reason many people avoid cleaning or don’t like doing it so much.

Final Thoughts

Doing 2-minute or 5, 10, and 15-minutes bursts of cleaning can also be a great way to develop good cleaning habits over time—especially if you aim to stay consistent or set reminders for yourself.

We hope you found this in-depth list and tips helpful. If you’d like to see more, then don’t forget to check out our 5-minute spring cleaning shores, many of which you can do year-round.

Happy Cleaning!

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