Dear Home-Ec 101,
My house is a wreck. I’m scared to open the fridge, I swear something growled at me the last time I grabbed a soda. I think a dust bunny ate the baby.
Don’t Know Where to Start.
I begin with the kitchen sink, it’s a small area and it can be conquered!
Empty your sink of all dishes, fill it with hot water and a little bleach.
Come back and read for a few minutes or empty the dishwasher, if you’d prefer.
After the hot water has had time to loosen the crud, drain the sink, and use a non-abrasive cleaner to scrub it. Don’t be afraid to use a little elbow grease! Now, if you have a sink like mine, you may have to use a mild abrasive like Bar Keeper’s Friend, or in a pinch, baking soda.
Finish by shining the faucet with a little window cleaner and wipe with a paper towel or soft cloth.
It’s a lot easier to face the day when you don’t have to shovel dishes out the way to brew a pot of coffee.
Now go find that baby!
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