Today, I’m sharing more of my favorite kitchen cleaning tips, along with six simple secrets to keeping your sink shiny!
A clean sink will not only make your kitchen look fresh and pretty, it will make YOU happy!
Find my tips, DIY gentle cleaning paste recipe, and scroll through the sources below.
- 1 1. Keep your sink free of dishes.
- 2 2. Do not keep clean dishes in your dishwasher.
- 3 3. Clean up quickly and polish regularly.
- 4 4. For overnight cleaning, make this DIY gentle cleaning paste Recipe
- 5 5. To deep clean your sink and get rid of scuffs, use this!
- 6 6. Master the habit of daily sink cleaning.
1. Keep your sink free of dishes.
Make sure that dishes do not pile up in the sink. The sink should be a temporary place to put items while you are busy cooking or clearing the table, not a place to put them away. Whenever you have a moment to hand wash them or put them in the dishwasher, do it! Don’t leave them overnight! This habit will help you keep your sink much cleaner.
2. Do not keep clean dishes in your dishwasher.
If you leave clean dishes in your dishwasher, dirty dishes will collect in the sink and on the counter, making your sink more prone to scuffs and stains. Empty the dishwasher of clean dishes first thing in the morning and make sure it’s empty enough before dinner to be able to put the rest of the day’s dishes straight into the dishwasher, keeping your sink cooler and cleaner.
3. Clean up quickly and polish regularly.
Use a toxin-free cleanser and wipe off, especially after cooking or messy projects. For a quick paste, you can sprinkle baking soda around the sink and then spray with Thieves Household Cleaner (this is the cleanser I use for everything, it’s toxin-free and concentrated, so you don’t use than a cap in a 16-ounce spray bottle filled with water, or dilute less as desired, that’s about $ 1 a bottle). Scrub with a washbasin brush or sponge and rinse.
4. For overnight cleaning, make this DIY gentle cleaning paste Recipe
Prepare this gentle cleansing paste in advance to use at the end of the day. It’s really easy to do and your sink will feel so fresh and pretty after using it!
1/2 cup baking soda
3 Caps of Thieves Household Cleaner (use this link for the best deal!)
10 drops of lemon essential oil (helps remove grime or sticky residue)
Mix and use the paste as needed with a sponge or brush.
So clean and shiny, with no harsh chemicals!
5. To deep clean your sink and get rid of scuffs, use this!
This is MY FAVORITE product for scuffs or stains as well as for deep cleaning. You can get the Thieves Kitchen & Bath Scrub with my referral link to get the best deal and our free tips for a clean healthy home. It works so well without harsh chemicals. I use the cleaner with this sponge, and together they really remove stains and scuffs from my white porcelain sink and make our bathroom super clean. This scrub is a new must-have for the house for a deep cleaning, I give it my approval!
Get the Thieves kitchen and bathroom scrub and household cleaner that I recommend here.
6. Master the habit of daily sink cleaning.
So many people dread washing dishes and delay cleaning the sink. Reframe the way you see this daily habit! Keeping your sink clean and shiny is what I call a “domino habit”. Mastering this ONLY habit will lead to a brighter sink and so many other good things for your home, including and perhaps most importantly, a happier, less stressed YOU!
Read all about simple daily habits and tips for decluttering, organizing, and tidying up your home in my book Make Room for What You Love.