Our kitchen sink is awful. It only has one basin, it was disgusting when we moved in, and seems to love hanging onto water spots. We have a dishwasher but a lot of our dishes have to be hand-washed, and that’s usually my job.
Since I despise washing dishes I came up with a couple ideas to make it less awful…
- Use a dish soap I like (I use an environmentally friendly, unscented brand).
- Place said soap on a nice dish or coaster to prevent water stains on the sink.
- Use a really good dish cloth (and launder it every day). I’m partial to little dinky crocheted ones.
- In between uses of the dish cloth, keep it on another pretty dish or coaster so water doesn’t run all over your counter.
The coaster I use for my soap bottle was given to me (in a set) by my mother-in-law. We have so many sets of coasters so I decided to use this one in the kitchen. The plate under my dish cloth was a 25 cent yard sale find from my mom.
I know it probably seems like a really pointless thing to do, but having those few nice things really does make dishwashing more enjoyable.
Oh, I also like to blast some music while washing!