Good night shiny sink! Good morning shiny sink!

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Shine that sink!

Before going to bed, I always struggle with doing the dishes. The procrastinating me wants to put it off for the morning, the neat freak wants to clean the dishes and sink right away. What usually wins is neat freak me. Not only is it more hygienic, but waking up to a clean, shiny sink is a cheery way to kick off the day.

It’s simple anyway. Wash and dry your dishes. Fill the sink with hot water and pour a cup of bleach in it. After an hour, drain the sink. Rinse well. Scrub with your favorite detergent. Don’t mix bleach and cleanser — that’s poisonous! Rinse well. Then make your sink shine with a window or mirror cleaner. Ta-da! Clean and shiny. I got these tips from FlyLady. I super love her cleaning and decluttering tips.

The last thing you want to welcome your day with is a household chore, right? Uh-uh! So wash those dishes before sleeping. Shine that sink too. A little grumbling in the evening is better than a lot of grumbling come breakfast time, especially when you’re caught in the morning rush.

Sink image by SheCat

12 Comments on Good night shiny sink! Good morning shiny sink!

  1. Winn M.
    November 18, 2008 at 10:49 am (11 years ago)

    My husband feels the same way about washing the dishes before going to bed. Sometimes I just want to leave it there for the morning especially when there’s a lot of dirty dishes, but I’ve learned that it’s a downer to wake up to a household chore.

    Exactly! When I leave the dishes for the morning, I always end up with a bundle of regrets upon waking up. Not a good way to start the day!

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  2. blue rose
    November 18, 2008 at 11:11 am (11 years ago)

    i usually wash the dishes right away. i do not want to see used/dirty dishes in the sink for a long time.

    and oh. i am guilty on this “Donโ€™t mix bleach and cleanser โ€” thatโ€™s poisonous! “. thanks for sharing this. now i know. hindi ko na uulitin!

    blue roses last blog post..happy weekend

    On their own, they’re great. But when mixed together, bleach and cleanser emit toxic fumes. So yup, best to be careful when using them!

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  3. sheng
    November 18, 2008 at 1:47 pm (11 years ago)

    I hate washing the dishes, yes, but I also hate a dirty and disorganized environment, and so just like you, the neat me is always on the winning side, and I wash dishes immediately after everyone has eaten. We don’t have a housekeeper, I am the sole housekeeper in our house. True, it’s better to grumble before sleeping than waking up to see a full and dirty sink and kitchen.

    shengs last blog post..A Love Affair

    It’s tough when the dishes pile up. Procrastinating really doesn’t lead to any good.

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  4. AC Doctor
    November 18, 2008 at 11:07 pm (11 years ago)

    I always try to do the dishes right after I eat. Otherwise they will just sit and sit and more will pile up and in the end it will end up being more work then if I had just taken care of it in the first place.

    Hi AC Doc! That’s a good practice to clean up the dishes right after eating. I should do that too. :)

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  5. G_mirage
    November 19, 2008 at 1:48 am (11 years ago)

    I opted for a dishwasher but sometimes, things still pile up at the sink…but I do like it when everything in the kitchen is clean, like your sink here! =D Linis!

    G_mirages last blog post..Sleepyhead

    Oh that’s not my sink! Please see the image credit at the end of the blog entry ๐Ÿ˜› But my sink at home is shiny too!

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  6. GabbyD
    November 21, 2008 at 3:20 am (11 years ago)

    dear wifely steps,

    i stumbled onto ur blog from a friend’s blog roll, and noticed that you are a fan of twilight. i’ve been reading this interesting salon article http://www.salon.com/books/review/2008/07/30/Twilight/index.html

    which doesn’t paint a particularly positive assessment of bella, who lives for edward (so the article says).

    so as a fan, and a young progressive (i assume) woman, why the attraction to this book, if in fact its female protagonist has this obsessive love? or was that the point? :) i thought girls wouldn’t be attracted to this kind of female lead anymore…

    thanks!

    Hi Gabby! Thanks for the link. You raise a very interesting point. There may seem to be a conflict between a woman’s progressiveness and her fascination with Bella’s obsessive personality. True. I can’t answer for other women, so here are my thoughts. :)

    Bella, while she is terribly obsessed with Edward, is an “every girl”. In the beginning of the series, she’s just an ordinary girl prone to clumsiness, solitude (only child, divorced parents), quite mature for her age too as she has to take care of her father and mother in some ways. I liked Bella because she was a regular teenager. It makes her very relatable. All of us women at one point or another, had gone through this stage in our lives. This awkward, dark, quiet stage in our teenage years. I sure could relate to her feeling of uneasiness.

    And then this hot guy falls for her. Bella can be seen as clingy, whiny, obsessed. True. But I remember the first time I fell in love as well, and those feelings were present. While they weren’t as obsessive as Bella’s, Bella’s experience of falling in love and wanting to be with her first boyfriend every hour, every minute, was relatable. Perhaps that’s why some of my friends and I describe the book as “very high school.” It reminded us of our first loves and how stupid/sad it can be. :)

    Twilight is also told from Bella’s point of view, so you can imagine how she’d think of Edward almost 24/7. I’m most certain first loves can have that effect on one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    She and Edward consider each other soulmates. While they may seem too young to latch on to that concept of forever, as a reader and one who’s found her soulmate herself, I can understand how much they hold on to each other.

    This is why I’m forgiving of Bella. She is not an epitome of a strong, progressive woman, she is what she is. A young teenager in love. : ) I would have loved for her to be so much stronger, to realize that she can’t define her life by associating herself with one man. But that’s not the route the author took and I respect that. There will be other authors who’ll take that road.

    For the Twilight series, Bella is simply a young teenager in love. The throes of first love don’t always make us the smartest people, but it makes us very passionate. And that’s what the book is about. The passion, the thrill of first love. And that’s why it holds such fascination with a lot of women, progressive or not. Love knows no progressiveness. It is what it is.

    Thanks for the comment, Gabby. This was refreshing. I haven’t written about Twilight in ages. :) I hope this answers your question. Let me know!

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  7. GabbyD
    November 21, 2008 at 1:39 pm (11 years ago)

    thanks for taking the time to explain!

    You’re welcome.

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  8. lady cess
    November 21, 2008 at 9:52 pm (11 years ago)

    a fellow pinay flylady fan! hi there!

    lady cesss last blog post..Because Oprah Said So

    I love Flylady! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hello hello! :)

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  9. kai
    November 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm (11 years ago)

    hydrogen peroxide daw is a good bleach alternative for laundry..

    kais last blog post..bye bye baby, bye bye!

    thanks kai!

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    July 2, 2010 at 10:50 am (9 years ago)

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