Flylady always says to start with a shiny sink. The kitchen is the one place I NEED to be tidy. I can’t work in there, or concentrate if it’s not, so no matter what’s been going on, the first thing I do is head into the kitchen and get it, if not sorted, then bearable.
Over the last 4 years it has been the first thing I do, and sometimes, the only thing. I’ve learned it only takes 15-20 minutes to empty the dishwasher, restack it, wash up the few bits leftover, take the rubbish out and put things away. And really, isn’t that all there is to do?
I’ve even discovered, in my crazier moments, that I actually enjoy washing up by hand. And often times it’s quicker too.
And as a kind of follow on from my last post, a clean kitchen provides endless opportunities. For baking, cooking, bulk cooking (still a passion – although a necessity these days), being creative and so, so much more.
Last night, before bed, I took 3 loads of rubbish to the bin, emptied and re-stacked the dishwasher, and did a load of dishes. Today, everything can get put away, I can give the benches a good scrub down, and my kitchen will be filled with possibilities.
Or, I’ll probably note how clean it looks, and ban anyone from setting foot in there for at least a couple of days.