This little area is where I've stuck myself this year to do Christmas baking - cookies, fudge, lots of homemade pound cakes. But this year there's something new. Notice the sheet on the floor? And the pillowcase on the counter under the mixing bowl? Since I'm always in a hurry and looking for short-cuts, I put a sheet and pillowcase out where I usually spill or drop flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, chocolate and a little of everything else. At the end of the day, I just picked up the sheet and pillowcase and put them in the wash with other dirty linens. No sweeping, no mopping, no scrubbing. Instant clean!