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The One Kitchen Cleaning Mistake Making Your Life Harder

A person wearing rubber gloves cleans their sink with a cloth.

Cleaning the kitchen is something we all have to do. There’s no escaping it and no point in procrastinating. But what if I told you there’s a common kitchen cleaning mistake that’s making your kitchen harder to clean?

Here’s the truth: if you’re not cleaning your sink last, then you’re making more work for yourself.

We often forget the importance of the sink when it comes to cleaning the kitchen. You use it to soak dirty dishes, wash small appliances, rinse your cleaning cloths, and so much more. If you don’t save your sink for last, you’ll likely end up cleaning it multiple times.

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How many times have you emptied your sink of dishes, scrubbed your sink till it sparkled, and then turned around to see dirty counters, a forgotten pot on the stove, or some other surface in need of a scrub? It’s a frustrating routine mishap that can leave you feeling defeated.

By tackling the sink last, you can fully clean all the other areas of your kitchen without worrying about undoing your hard work. Think of the sink as the grand finale in your cleaning symphony, where you can witness the transformation of your entire kitchen.

Implementing this simple shift and saving the sink for last will make your life easier, your kitchen cleaner, and your cleaning routine less frustrating. Happy cleaning!

Abbey Ryan Abbey Ryan
Abbey Ryan is a storyteller, preferably of stories in written form. Across the 5 years of her professional writing career, her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Amazon, The Medical News Today, and more. When she's not writing (which is rare), she's likely traveling, painting, or on the hunt for a good snack. Read Full Bio »
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