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Monthly Habit: January – Shining Your Sink

…ady Last note: Be sure you don’t mix cleansers like Comet with Windex (or other ammonia based cleaners); you can create dangerous gases! It is worth repeating: rinse well between each step! Testimonial – Oh! You meant “Shine the sink!” Hi, Marla 🙂 Oh! You meant “Shine the Sink!” I just read the note from the reformed lady and had to laugh. I uploaded the toolbar, which I love, a week ago and clicked for the first time on…

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…t through repetition, I will eventually start flying. – A” fly baby wannabe” attorney from Louisiana 46. Get a Feather Duster At first only do flylady’s basic morning and afternoon routines (make bed, shine sink) and concentrate of decluttering by the zone of the week. After you’ve got your house decluttered (may take 2 or 3 months), cleaning really does become easier. I am now concentrating on the weekly home…

Why Shine Your Sink?

…ig hug, but I know how good it feels to see yourself in your kitchen sink. So each morning this is my gift to you. Even though I can’t be there to pat you on the back, I want you to know that I am very proud of you. Go shine your sink! – FlyLady Shiny Sink 101 Many members have asked “How do I clean my sink until it shines?”. So, just for you, we have posted FlyLady’s “Shiny Sink 101” essay. Here’s…

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FLYing Lesson: Shining Your Sink

…g hug, but I know how good it feels to see yourself in your kitchen sink. So each morning, this is my gift to you. Even though I can’t be there to pat you on the back, I want you to know that I am very proud of you. Go shine your sink! – FlyLady Shiny Sink 101 Many members have asked, “How do I clean my sink until it shines?” To answer this question, FlyLady wrote an essay on it, “Shiny Sink 101.” Here’s…

Shine Your Sink for the Future

…u make cookies you will be excited about teaching them. This is such a blessing to you and to them. They will be learning skills that will prepare them for their future. You will be passing down your traditions. I learned to shine my sink from my grandmother. Are your ready to FLY! FlyLady I have had my hands in a lot of hot soapy water lately. Today I started using our Rubber Dish Brushes. They are going to keep my hands from getting dried and…

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Shine Your Sink For The Future

…. There will be many hours spent in the kitchen preparing gifts, treats and magnificent feasts. I have some tips to help you not get overwhelmed in the kitchen. Put out a fresh dish towel and dish rag every evening after you shine your sink. Whenever you go into the kitchen to cook; start with a sink full of hot soapy water. Prepare one item at a time and do not multi-task. That is how things get burned. As you get something out of the…

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Kitchen Sink Procrastination

…u make cookies you will be excited about teaching them. This is such a blessing to you and to them. They will be learning skills that will prepare them for their future. You will be passing down your traditions. I learned to shine my sink from my grandmother. Are your ready to FLY! FlyLady I have had my hands in a lot of hot soapy water lately. Recently I started using our Rubber Dish Brushes. They are going to keep my hands from getting dried…

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Kitchen Sink Procrastination

…u make cookies you will be excited about teaching them. This is such a blessing to you and to them. They will be learning skills that will prepare them for their future. You will be passing down your traditions. I learned to shine my sink from my grandmother. Are your ready to FLY! FlyLady I have had my hands in a lot of hot soapy water lately. Recently I started using our Rubber Dish Brushes. They are going to keep my hands from getting dried…

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Kitchen Sink Procrastination

…u make cookies you will be excited about teaching them. This is such a blessing to you and to them. They will be learning skills that will prepare them for their future. You will be passing down your traditions. I learned to shine my sink from my grandmother. Are your ready to FLY! FlyLady I have had my hands in a lot of hot soapy water lately. Recently I started using our Rubber Dish Brushes because I am wearing my fitness tracker. They are…

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My Sink is Shining, But

…plain it to him easier? I would love to hear your advice. Thank you, FlyBaby A. Dear FlyBaby A. I really hate to say this but your husband is right. The Shiny Sink 101 treatment with the bleach is for the very first time you shine your sink. You see, when our homes have been messy for a while, our sinks are usually really bad and need to be sterilized. Once you have gotten it the cleanest it can possibly be; then all you have to do every evening…

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January Habit #12 Shine Your Sink? Really

#12 Shine Your Sink? Really Dear FlyLady, “Shine your sink“….really? YES REALLY! So I’ve been stalking, if you will, the boards and reading the testimonials/emails and website for quite a while thinking how lucky these women were who could have a company ready house all the time. I even changed up a few of the things we did around the house using ideas from the emails. For example, I use to toss laundry on my bed to be…

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How Do You Get Your Sink So Shiny?

…ess steel sink was installed in 2000. We have kept it clean and shiny over these years. The first sink I shined in our home was installed in 1976. Robert and I married in 1996. It was in 1999 that I made our that 23 year old sink shine like a brand new penny. It had a solid coat of calcium deposits as well dirt. It needed scrubbing. Most metal will shine if you scrub it. I used a cleanser and a scrubby pad like the one on the side of my sink. It…

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January Habit #6 I Never got the Shiny Sink

…me time working on the linen closet. The day before it was clean, so I baked a batch of cookies for the kids’ after school snack. Anyway, I thought there might be other people like me who were freaked out by the “shine the sink” thing. Mine didn’t start shiny, just empty. It took me years to figure it out, but I finally got there! A FlyBaby ********** FlyLady here: This is your first household chore. Many of you…

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January Habit #20 Don’t Skate Past Your Shiny Sink

…ky water in my sink had always been gross. So when I joined, keeping my sink clean and shined didn’t make much sense to me. Why bother? My sink IS clean I thought. What difference could doing all the steps to clean and shine sink really make? Well I’ve borrow your book from the library over the holidays. I do enjoy the e-mails etc. But I’m an old fashioned girl who needs a book in her hands from time to time. I borrow it a…

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Rise and Shine

…childhood Sunday School song; Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory! As the water filled my tub I sang at the top of my lungs. Don’t you just love to sing in the shower. You probably have noticed that I tell you to go shine your sink. I don’t say wash the dishes or scrub the sink; I motivate you to get up and SHINE it. What happens is this shiny sink reflects what is really inside of you! When you walk into your kitchen in the…

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Rise and Shine

…childhood Sunday School song; Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory! As the water filled my tub I sang at the top of my lungs. Don’t you just love to sing in the shower. You probably have noticed that I tell you to go shine your sink. I don’t say wash the dishes or scrub the sink; I motivate you to get up and SHINE it. What happens is this shiny sink reflects what is really inside of you! When you walk into your kitchen in the…

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January Habit #4 Shine That Sink

…ll the lid wasn’t on very well; the pasta (ALL OF IT!) fell into the sink AND the big bowl I had soaking w/soap. My first thought was – IF YOU’D ONLY SHINE THAT SINK AMY! Now I’m not saying that if my sink was shined I would have kept ALL the pasta, but maybe some of it could have been salvaged! But you can’t really salvage any pasta in a dirty sink or in soapy water:-)! Lesson learned – SHINE THAT SINK or it…

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January Habit #1 Shine Your Sink: Get your Gold Star

sink clean and shiny! This is all about you not feeling overwhelmed at the beginning of your day. Hope of a better day than yesterday! It all starts with shining your sink! Keep up with your shining sink habit by putting a “Gold Star” on your calendar! We all loved to get Gold Stars when we were little. Here is our video about sink shining! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTUvl7I4PR0 Now go shine your sink! It doesn’t take…

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January Habit #4 My Sink is Gleaming

…back to work from winter break. I am a teacher and have a sink in the storage closet in my room. I’ve ignored the sink except for rinsing out my mug. When I got to work and turned on the light in the closet the lack of shine on the sink overwhelmed me. It’s a double stainless steel sink. I had some scrubber in there. I ran the hot water and started scrubbing. The sink is gleaming now. It felt so great to start with a shiny sink in a…

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Let Your Light Shine

…aged paper off of your lampshade and see a little light shine through. You have the ability because you are creative! As we peel away those layers of negativity your beauty will shine! You knew it was there all the time! Go shine your sink! This is not a metaphor. Take this action and see that little ray of hope for yourself! Your shiny sink is just the beginning! Let your light shine and see the beauty that is you! FlyLady In our book Body…

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January Habit #7 I Never got the Shiny Sink

…me time working on the linen closet. The day before it was clean, so I baked a batch of cookies for the kids’ after school snack. Anyway, I thought there might be other people like me who were freaked out by the “shine the sink” thing. Mine didn’t start shiny, just empty. It took me years to figure it out, but I finally got there! A FlyBaby FlyLady Rebecca here: Do you have a Shiny Sink Story? Let us know, and send an…

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I Want to Shine For You

…done in 15 minutes, BUT I WAS!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost melted in purple puddles all over my kitchen. Thank you for this gift FlyLady. My counters won’t ever get stacked again. 15 minutes SURE beats 2 to 3 hours!!!!! Flying in Iowa, Valorie! ************************************* FlyLady here: Shining my sink is one of the greatest gifts I ever gave myself. Go shine your sink and find out this joy for yourself….

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Shine Your Sink – Get a Gold Star!

…clean and shiny! This is all about you not feeling overwhelmed at the beginning of your day. Hope of a better day than yesterday! It all starts with shining your sink! Keep up with your shining sink habit by putting a “Gold Star” on your calendar! We all loved to get Gold Stars when we were little. Here is our latest video about sink shining! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TUNjS6MVPQ Now go shine your sink! It doesn’t take…

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January Habit #9 All Because I Shined my Sink

…going to save so much money on groceries. So now my pantry is clean? My hot spot is gone? I know what we’re having for dinner? I’m saving money at the store? My grocery list is ready? And it’s all because I SHINED MY SINK! Michelle Flying Higher in Ohio! ********** FlyLady here: When I got organized I started with shining my sink. I picked this one habit out of all the others because my husband asked me to keep one side of the…

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Back to Basics Mission #05 Shine Your Sink

BACK TO BASICS! Mission #5 SHINE YOUR SINK! Dear BACK TO BASICS! Buddies! You knew I was going to tell you to do this! I know you have been procrastinating! GO SHINE YOUR SINK! THEN SEND ME A PICTURE OF IT! Send to FlyLady@flylady.net with SHINY SINK in the subject line! Or post it on your Facebook Page. I want to see a lot of shining sinks and smiling faces! If you can’t take a picture just send an email saying I did it! You can do it!…

March Habit #10 I Felt Ready To Shine My Sink

…then, I found FlyLady. The shiny sink was the first babystep and yet, that was not where I chose to start. I chose to get dressed to the shoes, including make-up and fixing my hair. After a few days of that, I felt ready to shine my sink and things have just gone up from there. I have not had a bout of depression in almost two years and haven’t needed my meds in over a year. I would never suggest anyone just give up their meds. I still…

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January Habit #19 Shining the Sink by Candlelight

…range-yellow candlelight making my sink glow and flicker. The more I shine the sink, the bigger the glow. It’s like a sunset. I know I can’t see well enough to get rid of all the hard water marks but I do my best which definitely looks good enough in the softness of the light. I rinse and dry the stainless steel, stand back and smile. I think I might always shine my sink by candlelight from now on. Flying in Oxford, England…

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That Shiny Sink is the Beginning of FLYing

…d the power to go home; that it was always inside of her. This is how I feel about FLYing! Your love is just waiting for you to open up the doors and windows then let the sun shine from within you to light up the world! Love makes the world go round, it is the energy that keeps us moving when all is lost. Love is always with us, we just have to start with babysteps to rekindle the love that we have locked away. Start now. Go shine that sink of…

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That Shiny Sink is the Beginning of FLYing

…d the power to go home; that it was always inside of her. This is how I feel about FLYing! Your love is just waiting for you to open up the doors and windows then let the sun shine from within you to light up the world! Love makes the world go round, it is the energy that keeps us moving when all is lost. Love is always with us, we just have to start with babysteps to rekindle the love that we have locked away. Start now. Go shine that sink of…

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January Habit #3 My Sink is Gleaming

…back to work from winter break. I am a teacher and have a sink in the storage closet in my room. I’ve ignored the sink except for rinsing out my mug. When I got to work and turned on the light in the closet the lack of shine on the sink overwhelmed me. It’s a double stainless steel sink. I had some scrubber in there. I ran the hot water and started scrubbing. The sink is gleaming now. It felt so great to start with a shiny sink in a…

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January Habit #26 What Have You Done to the Sink?

…8217;s a must!). I’ve always hoovered,dusted and polished at least once a week and I swish and swipe my kitchen as well as my bathroom every day. My sink is (usually) empty but this is where my problem lay. I had never shined my sink following your shiny sink 101 method. Feeling a little bereft once all the children had gone back to school after the Christmas holidays and with my husband away working I had some time on my hands so decided…

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January Habit #18 Reformed Sink Rebel

…task which took about 10 minutes because the sink was speckled with dried-on soup and whatever-else-that-was. I instantly realized how much easier it would have been to KEEP it clean than to GET it clean. After whitening my sink, I shined it’s new brushed-nickel faucets, dried the entire area and hung a clean towel. Mind you, my kitchen was still a mess: 16 tubes of paint on the counter from a painting project I did last week with my 3…

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January Habit #10 The Habits do “Sink” In

…tep at a time, out of the CHAOS! Bless you FlyLady for all the words of wisdom and encouragement – I finally feel that I am beginning to FLY! Sally, Cumbria, North West England FlyLady Rebecca here: Do you have a Shiny Sink Story? Let us know, and send an email with MY SHINY SINK STORY in the subject line to flylady@flylady.net! We are running low on one of the items in this package. On Wednesday at Midnight the FlyLady’s Favorites…

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More Than One to Shine

…very one of your is special to me! My goal is that you will feel this worth for yourself. If you outsides look good, your insides feel good. If your insides feel good, you can do anything! The Sky is the limit! I want you to Shine too! Are you ready FLY along with me! FlyLady Check out some of our fun tools to help you keep that SHINE in your home: Swish and Swipe Rubba Package Rags in a Bag Laundry Sorter This week we have been in Zone 4, our…

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More Than One Way to Shine

…very one of your is special to me! My goal is that you will feel this worth for yourself. If you outsides look good, your insides feel good. If your insides feel good, you can do anything! The Sky is the limit! I want you to Shine too! Are you ready FLY along with me! FlyLady Check out some of our fun tools to help you keep that SHINE in your home: Swish and Swipe Rubba Package Rags in a Bag Laundry Sorter This week we have been in Zone 4, our…

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I Want to Shine for You

…h anything that I started. Well, that shiny sink has just been bothering me until I could take it no longer. It kept calling my name, and it keeps saying, PLEASE, CLEAN ME UP. I WANT TO SHINE FOR YOU! Finally I listened. The sink (I only have a one-hole sink) had gotten so stained (it has white enamel), that it looked like it was actually that old brown color that used to be chic? Only this wasn’t chic, this was gross. I got it all cleaned…

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FLYing with Baby

…o fit my new, but wonderful life. I made tiny little magnets with my routines on them: “Dressed, hair, make-up, SHOES,” “Make Bed,” “Unload dishwasher,” “Scrub toilets,” “Shine Sink,” “Work in the Zone,” “Charge Cell Phones,” “Plan Dinner,” “Make Dinner,” etc. You get the idea. I have two columns on my decluttered fridge. The first one is…

January Habit #5 Shining my Sink

#5 Shining my Sink Dear Marla, Quite some time ago, I wrote about a product that worked to shine my VERY old stainless sink. My asthma wouldn’t allow me to continue using it without distress, so just did the best I could. Then, in a recent email, there was a letter from someone who worked at a fast-food place that said they finished up the day by scrubbing all the stainless with a Fels Naptha bar wrapped in a Scotch Brite. This…

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Clean is Contagious

…shiny sink until one day when I’d just had it with the mess. I cleaned and shone the sink and left a note telling everyone that I had joined “a support group for messy people” and that the first step was to shine the sink. I cleaned out a basin and put it under the sink for dirty dishes. My roommate Patty, who is much more messy than I am, said, “YOU’ve joined a support group for messy people?” She…

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January Habit #11 What Have You Done to The Sink

…217;s a must!). I’ve always hoovered, dusted and polished at least once a week and I swish and swipe my kitchen as well as my bathroom every day. My sink is (usually) empty but this is where my problem lay. I had never shined my sink following your shiny sink 101 method. Feeling a little bereft once all the children had gone back to school after the Christmas holidays and with my husband away working I had some time on my hands so decided…

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