Shining Your Kitchen Sink Brings You Joy

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
Dear Friends,
Today we are practicing one of the most important routines you do each day — shining the kitchen sink. This one routine starts your day off on the right foot when you do it as a part of your evening routine.
If you have had a few rough evenings and not shined your sink at bedtime, you know how it feels the next morning when you walk into the kitchen. I do not want you to have that feeling. I want you to feel joyful and happy each morning when you walk into the kitchen.
Last year we did a kitchen remodel, and I did not have access to my kitchen or kitchen sink for a week, and I found myself using the bathroom sink to wash the few dishes we used each day. (I tried to use disposable plates, cups, and utensils when I could.)
It was such a hassle to use the bathroom sink, and it made me appreciate having a kitchen sink to shine even more! If you have been without power this week due to the snow storm, you have my sympathy!
Here are the steps I use in shining my sink:
1)      Empty both sides of the sink
2)      Clean the drain screens that keep food from going down my drain
3)      Wipe the sink with a wet cloth
4)      Sprinkle baking soda and splash a little water on it
5)      Wipe the baking soda away
6)      Rinse the sinks again
7)      Towel dry with a dish towel
I have an aluminum sink, so this procedure shines it well. Some people use lemon juice to clean their sinks. Some people use BarKeeper’s friend. Some people use window cleaner. It depends on the surface of your sink and your preferences. I like baking soda because it is not a chemical and does a good job.
Once a month, I also put a little baking soda in the drain and wash it down with a splash of white vinegar. Be careful with the amount you use though. There is a reaction when you mix these two items.
Spend a few minutes shining your sink today and don’t skip the step of making sure it is empty before you go to bed tonight.
Today’s Zone Mission is to shine your kitchen sink.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is homemade pizza and salad.
Have a great day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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