In a recent post about cleaning my sink, I realized that the sink and the house in general just seem to turn back to a mess by night time.
It’s discouraging to put in so much effort into cleaning and it seems as if the house just keeps getting messed up.
I didn’t want to scrub my sink that much every day but I do want my sink clean.
Then it occurred to me after thinking about that quote,
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
I decided to change part of the process that just kept messing up the sink. Before, the sink was a cluttered mess. Utensils, plates and random bowls could be any where spattering ketchup, egg and other food products all of the sink.
After thinking it over a bit, I decided to contain what I call “sink clutter.” It reduced the time I spent scrubbing the sink for good. I call it the sink clutter cure. I spend less time scrubbing the sink and cleaning dishes with this trick. Whether you do it by hand or pop the utensils straight into the dishwasher.
Cleaning Games: Sink Clutter Cure
1. I repurposed a plastic yogurt container (for free) and filled it with warm, soapy water.
2. Every time a utensil enters the sink, it has to go into the container with the handle side up. This way any condiments or random pieces of food can soak in the container if someone chooses not to rinse it off in the moment. It cuts back on food particles splattering every where in the sink and sometimes out of the sink.
The Bottom Line
No matter what you do, working to improve on being more efficient when cleaning saves you time. sometimes, a free simple trick is all you need.
Here are other challenges I completed.
Day 7 I took a day off.
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