26 Minutes. For those of you out there wondering how long my house could stay clean, the answer is 26 minutes. No sooner had I posted "Cleaned the whole house today! Quick! Someone come visit me!" than I walked into my kitchen, opened the pantry and spilled an ENTIRE. BOX. of cocoa powder onto my kitchen floor. And friends and neighbors, cocoa powder is insidious. I spent about 30 minutes chasing it all over my kitchen tile (with the various and sundry animals tracking all through it) before I got it cleaned up.