The first step should be planning out what you need and what needs to be done. Gathering all of your cleaning products and keeping them safely stored nearby or in the kitchen prevents time being wasted going from place to place collecting what you need. Set out the tools you need for specifically what you’re doing that day. For example, the floor may need swept but not mopped at that moment, so get out the broom but leave the mop and cleaner in the closet.
Next, prepare a sink full of hot, soapy water. If the dishes are to be done by hand, or if you prefer to let them soak before putting them in the dishwasher now is the time to put them in this water. Scrape any food remnants into the garbage disposal or trash and let them soak for several minutes before washing by hand or starting the dishwasher. If neither of these applies, a small amount of soapy water in the sink will work instead and can be used as a rag rinse, water to wipe down items or finally used to clean the sink itself.
The next step will be to wipe down counters and appliances. Since this isn’t a deep cleaning, pay attention more to the visible surfaces and save deeper cleaning things like the inside of the microwave or oven for a time you set aside for them specifically. Wiping with a wet soapy rag will work alone, or going over a quick second time with a glass cleaner will add an additional shine. Pay special attention to the sink here, drain the water and wipe thoroughly, the shine leave the impression of cleanness more than anything else in the kitchen!
Then, sweep and spot check your floor. Sweeping should make the floor clean quickly and wipe down any spots not removed by the sweep will leave the floors shining.