Monday, August 29, 2016

Shine Your Sink

**Editing to add that I just recently read that you shouldn't mix Dawn and bleach. I haven't ever had anything bad happen, but you don't want to create a chemical reaction and have noxious gas floating around in your kitchen, so if you try this skip adding the dish soap.**

Several years ago I found directions on how to shine your sink on the Flylady website. I don't know about you, but something about having a clean and shiny kitchen sink just makes things better. Here is how I do it:

1. Clean your sink with your cleaner of choice. I purchased the Honest Multi-Surface Cleaner the last time I was at Target and so far I've been really happy with it. It smells great, I can feel good about using it because there are no harsh chemicals, and it WORKS!

It looks pretty good after I clean it, but once a month I like to make it shine, so I move on to step 2.

2. Plug up your sink and fill it with hot water. When it's about half full, I add a cup of Clorox Bleach and a tablespoon of Dawn (if you have a double sink, use a half cup of bleach and add the Dawn at the end).

3. When the sink is almost full, add another cup of bleach and another tablespoon of Dawn. 

4. Once the sink is full set the timer for 60 minutes and walk away.

5. When the timer goes off, you're ready to drain the sink. The water will still be incredibly hot, so you'll want to use something to pull the plug on the drain.

Okay, I'm gonna be real here and tell you that I couldn't quite maneuver the tongs the right way and ended up just reaching my arm in there and pulling the plug, but the water was still REALLY hot so I'm not going to recommend that method to you. 

6. Once the sink drains, take a towel and dry the sink. At this point your sink should look pretty good, but since mine is stainless I finish it with the Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner.

In the end your sink will shine for days! 

I hope that you enjoy your shined sink as much as I enjoy mine!



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