Welcome to the Spring Cleaning for Busy Moms Challenge! Last week we finished off by deep cleaning the kitchen countertops. Today, we’re going to deep clean our kitchen sinks.
Before we begin, here are the guidelines for the entire challenge. They will keep your from feeling overwhelmed. They apply to today’s task too:
Guidelines for the Spring Cleaning for Busy Moms Challenge
- Focus on progress, not perfection. We’re not going for Pinterest-worthy images. We just want our homes to look and feel a little bit better.
- Each task should only take 30 minutes. If you want to work for longer, you can. But, if you really dedicate a good 30 minutes to the challenge each day, you’ll see great progress. Don’t work so long that you’re completely burnt out.
- Hydrate while you work. It will make you feel better, give you energy, and keep you going.
- Plan a reward for finishing each daily task. Help yourself stay motivated.
- It’s okay to miss a day. Sick kids, vacations, and busy days happen. If you want, you can make it up on the weekend, or on a day when one of the tasks doesn’t apply to you.
- The challenge isn’t designed to be done in a certain order. If you miss a day, or if one of the tasks doesn’t apply to you, just go ahead and start again with the next activity.
- Join our Facebook group for support. Share your before and after photos, talk with others, and make new friends!
On to the kitchen sink…
How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen Sink
- Set your timer for 30 minutes.
- Take everything out of your sink.
- Get a sponge or a washcloth, and scrub your entire sink with dish soap. If you know you can use a stronger cleanser on your sink, you can go ahead and use it.
- Rinse out your sink.
- If you still see nastiness in your sink, wash it again.
- Spray a disinfecting-type cleaner in your sink, and wipe it down. I use Windex, but you might want to use something else depending on your sink type.
- Use a toothpick to clean out any gunk that’s still around the edges of your sink, or around the faucet.
- Spray that area with the disinfecting-type spray.
- Dry off the sink, and be done with it! 🙂
Don’t worry if you don’t get through all of the above tasks. Remember – anything you do during this challenge is making your home a more-organized place! You’re making progress, and that’s not always easy to do. Way to go!
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