January Habit #18 Reformed Sink Rebel

Dear FlyLady,Januaryhabit

First–THANK YOU! I have been FLYing for about five years now, though it seems that I am “jumping in where I am” more often than I’m sticking to my routines.

Even with that, my home is beautiful compared to five years ago.

I have to admit to being a sink-shining rebel. The kitchen is my “husband’s job,” and in my stinkin’ thinkin’ head I had decided I was NOT going to do HIS work!

But today I relented, realizing after five years of FlyLady (am I a slow learner or WHAT?) and even more years of CHAOS that my way was not working.

After dh left for work, I moved the dishes from my 1950 white sink to the counter and scrubbed it, a 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 dds, cookbooks and paper clutter (I’m working on that!) on another counter, sacks of stuff on the floor that hasn’t been swept for two days, a remote for our living room stereo (what is THAT doing in there???)…you get the idea.

But a funny thing happened. My friend stopped in unexpectedly and, after getting a glass of water in the kitchen said, “Wow! Your kitchen is really clean.”

WHAT??? I am now a REFORMED sink rebel and a true believer in the power of a shiny sink.

Thank you FlyLady!

A Kansas sink-shining FlyBaby

Our Rubba Scrubbas have 101 uses. I keep one in every room of our home and in the car.

rubbabogo2017blueHere are a few random uses. Now you get two for the price of one!

  • Cleaning out bottles and jars
  • Scrubbing dust off of baskets
  • Cleaning silk off of ears of corn
  • Cleaning crumbs from between keyboard keys
  • Cleaning bathtub
  • Cleaning paint trays, paint rollers and paint brushes



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!

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