This is the last week of my cleaning challenge for February and the areas I worked on were the sink, light fixtures, and window. This week was a quick cleaning challenge and it’s a good thing my 94 year old Gram had a fall and most of my time has been spent at the hospital.
I started with my light fixtures first, they are very easy to clean all I do is give them a quick dusting with a microfiber cloth and while I’m at it I take the bulbs out and give them a cleaning too. It’s hard to believe but lightbulbs gather plenty of dust and do affect how much light is given off, so don’t forget to give them some care also. My kitchen light fixtures are designed to be in a barn, but I loved the looked and the price was right so I went for it. (In a later post I will give you more details on the lights.) From there I washed the window on the inside, no cleaning on the outside until this Arctic Blast passes.
Next spot was the sink. I have a black Silgranit Sink and it’s very hard to tell when it’s dirty, which is a good thing, but I do make sure and give it a good scrubbing every day. The method that works best for me is to use Dawn dish soap and a soft scrubbing cloth, wipe it dry, apply mineral oil to a cloth, and wipe it down. The sink looks just like the day I purchased it every time. I find the mineral oil lasts for about a week, and when I notice the water not beading up on the sink any longer I re-coat it with mineral oil. I love this sink and would purchase another one if ever need be, not only is it huge it always looks beautiful.
I am proud to say my kitchen is in order, and I enjoyed challenging myself with the tasks. Next month I have scheduled the Laundry Area to clean. It’s not to late to jump on board and follow along with this series. I plan on cleaning my way through my home in less than 30 minutes a week.