Necessary Cleaning: The Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink gets a lot of use in most homes. In it, you wash everything from fruits and vegetables to dishes and toys. Considering everything that touches it—including your hands!—germs are bound to show up.

A quick rinse of your sink as you go through your house cleaning routine might make it look nicer, but it won't kill the germs. When you're done washing the dishes every day, take a few minutes to clean the sink to prevent germs for you and your family.

There are two methods, depending on which cleaner you want to use. Keep reading to see which one's right for you!

Quick Clean Guide to the Kitchen Sink

With Vinegar:

Step 1: Fill the sink with water and ½ cup of vinegar. Soak for 15 minutes.

Step 2: Drain the sink and scrub with a damp cloth.

With Dish Soap:

Step 1: Soak a cloth or rag in warm, soapy water.

Step 2: Scrub the sink. If you want to avoid streaks, use a circular motion.


Step 3: If you have stubborn spots or stains, sprinkle some baking soda on the stains, then rinse and wipe off.

Step 4: Wipe down the faucets and handles in the same way you wiped down the sink.

A clean, germ-free sink is better for everyone in your family, and if you quickly wipe down the sink every day, you will only need to clean like this once a week. Your sink will stay really clean!

Also, if time isn't on your side, but you want a clean, germ-free house, call maid services.