I don’t know about you, but chores like cleaning your kitchen sink, are one of those chores that I just despise, yet can’t stand to neglect. My kitchen sink takes quite the hit since I prepare all my foods from home. My goodness, does it get a workout! It also gets really dirty quickly, and I always seem to notice its “wear” more in the morning hours when the sun is bright and dirt and grime are more visible. This is the best time to clean the sink of all, but luckily, even if you’re rushed, it doesn’t take too long with a few tips. Try my favorite ideas for cleaning your kitchen sink quicker and easier, and in no time, you can be on your merry way, and get on with your day.
1. Clear the Sink
First, before you can being cleaning your kitchen sink, clear everything out of it. Dishes should be cleared, and either washed, or put in the dishwasher to get them out of the way.
2. Spray It
From food bits, to liquids, to gosh knows what else, all kinds of stuff can find itself in your sink. Spray off any debris first with warm water, which will remove it easier. If you have small pieces of food stuck to the sink lining, be sure to remove it as best you can before proceeding. It helps not to leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight, when they have time to harden, and food has time to adhere to the sink lining.
3. Sprinkle Baking Soda
One of the first, and best tips for cleaning your kitchen sink, is to use one simple ingredient: baking soda. No toxic or pricey cleaners needed. They actually don’t work as well as baking soda anyway, surprisingly. Sprinkle baking soda across your whole sink and around the sides. Then, leave it alone, and go do your makeup, or have breakfast!
4. Wait 10 Minutes
Let the baking soda sit 10 minutes in your sink. The longer it sits, the better job it will do at cleaning your sink for you, reducing scrubbing time. You can leave it longer if you like, but I find 10 minutes is a good amount to remove even the toughest stains.
5. Choose a Soft Pad or Sponge
Don’t use one of those abrasive scrubbing pads to clean your sink. Why? It actually eats away at the finish on your sink’s surface which can make it stain easier next time, and make it harder to clean. Instead, use a soft pad like a soft sponge, or a Mr. Clean pad, which I love! Mr. Clean pads also help whiten your sink even further as a bonus.
6. Start to Scrub
Now, begin scrubbing your sink, and you’ll see it starts to whiten quite easily. This only takes about 2-3 minutes to do. Start with the sides, and work your way around the bottom, making sure to get in the corners.
Now, you just need to rinse it away! You can use a vinegar wash first if you want to enhance the cleaning results further. Just pour some white vinegar all around your sink, let it sit for 1 minute, and rinse off to finish. Or, if you don’t have vinegar, just rinse with warm water thoroughly. And you’re done!
I promise, these simple 7 steps will help you clean your sink faster, and it’s toxic-free, inexpensive, and works like a charm! Do you have any tips for cleaning your sink quickly?