It. Was. Bad.
Time For Change
Around the same time, I came across a hashtag on TikTok about something called the #flylady method. I was impressed by the motivation of these ladies so into cleaning with this method. I'll go into my thoughts on it in another post sometime. But my main takeaway immediately was that all these women made a clean clear SHINY sink a huge priority.
I figured. Maybe I could start there and see if I could manage that.
For those of you who are new here, I'm a single mom of two boys (5 and 7) so all major chores around the house are on me.
Here's What I Did
These new habits allowed me to have smaller loads to handle, since I was washing and putting away more frequently. Smaller loads are SO MUCH nicer to work on than a sink full!
More Than Dirty Dishes
Some decluttering and re-organizing of the space was long overdue. Here is what I did.
1. Replaced the big white plastic drying rack with an IN SINK stainless steel rack
2. Organized small items on a two tier lazy susan
3. Moved water bottles to another area in a nice woven basket
4. Added a faux plant
5. I keep dish pods and tea out in these glass canisters
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Malia was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii and graduated from Azusa Pacific University. She spent the majority of her career as an Early Childhood Education Teacher/Administrator.