I try to clean my kettle and other items as soon as I've set my batch in my temp controlled freezer. If I can't, I let them soak overnight.
I have to do my cleaning in the downstairs bathroom. This is where I store my kettle, buckets, and other big items that I need to drain, since I have a walk in shower that's never been used. I eventually want to add a good size utility sink in the garage, so I can keep everything out of the house (as far as cleaning goes).
"There is no right way to brew. The journey to finding out what works best for you is 99% of the hobby. Ethanol is the other 1%" - Bobby M