Tell your kitchen sink “goodnight”. Take a few minutes before you go to bed to make sure the dishes are clean, put away, and your sink and counter are wiped down. You’d be amazed at how brighter your day starts with a tidy kitchen! (or the sink, anyway). And if you’re a non-morning person like me, anything that helps mornings go smoother, or help my mood in the morning be even a tad better is welcome!
I know life is crazy, and we’re all tired, and it’s not always possible to do a last minute dish round before bed. If you find yourself unable to do it every night, try to at least do it Sunday night. Starting off the work/school week off with a clean, tidy kitchen makes a big difference.
Lastly, you don’t have to do it all yourself! If your kids are old enough, get them in on the action, too! They can help load the dishwasher, scrape food into the bin or disposal, and help wipe down surfaces.