Day #24 – Busy Mom’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

day24Hurrah!  It’s the last week of this challenge and, to celebrate, today’s challenge is a two-in-one!  Day #24’s task is to clean your kitchen sink and dishwasher!

To Clean Your Sink:

  1. Remove any cups, soap bottles, or sponges and thoroughly rinse your sink.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda over the sink’s surface and scrub into a paste (don’t forget that often-gross garbage disposal flap!)
  3. Rinse your sink out with water and dry with a soft, dry rag until it shines!
  4. Clean your soap bottles and sponge holders thoroughly with soap before returning them.

To Clean Your Dishwasher:

  1. Place a dishwasher-safe cup with white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Use the hottest water setting available and run the dishwasher through a full cycle.   Other than the cup of vinegar, the dishwasher needs to be empty.
  2. Next, sprinkle a cup of baking soda around the dishwasher’s base and run it through another short cycle on hot.

Extra Credit Ideas for the Super Motivated:

Sink: If you have any discolored caulk or dirt-catching cracks along the side, clean that with a bit of baking soda paste and an old toothbrush.

Dishwasher: Take a soapy rag and clean the inside and outside of your dishwasher door.  Don’t forget to wipe down the buttons and display window too!

30 day


11 thoughts on “Day #24 – Busy Mom’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

  1. Belita says:

    I got this done last week 🙂

  2. Taryn says:

    Sink and surrounding items are clean and done! Dishwasher is running on second cleaning cycle!

  3. Lauren Johnson says:

    I did this on Saturday. I love getting rid of that “old food” smell!!

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Don’t forget littles can help…a paper towel and a few squirts of something clean on the dishwasher door and you have your own dishwasher-washer!

  5. Candice says:

    all done!

  6. Kaylee Trammell says:

    I clean my sinks pretty regularly, but they have been a little neglected since I’ve been doing some (ahem) other cleaning. 🙂 And I did pull out a few q-tips. Now they are sparkling again.

  7. Jillian says:

    Done! I wish I had a dishwasher to clean but unfortunately I do not.

  8. Stephanie says:

    All done.

  9. Alina says:

    Aaaannd…. Done!

  10. Megan says:

    Yay, done

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