Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Yours 'Til the Kitchen Sinks

Now that I operate without house help, I can appreciate the size of our apartment. New as I am to housework, it’s really better (easier, anyway) for me to take on small spaces. I’m not really obsessive-compulsive about neatness (with a two-year-old in the house, I can’t be; I’d be a nervous wreck), but I do like seeing gleaming floor tiles (which last in that state all of five minutes before my daughter starts spilling sticky stuff on them again), smudge-free things (TV, fridge door, walls, etc.), crumb-free tables (especially since with the crumbs come those minuscule ants), and shiny metal stuff (mostly from the kitchen). Not to refute the claim of being non-OC, but I really enjoy the look of an empty kitchen sink, the dishes recently washed and the stainless steel of the tub and faucet scrubbed clean and shiny. A clean kitchen sink really gives me a sense of accomplishment, lol. I don’t know if you would agree, but kitchen sinks can be an important focal point in the room. Most people would probably dismiss them as purely utilitarian, but they can complete the look you desire for your kitchen. They can come in different shapes, sizes, and number of bowls, but they are always best when you know you’ve just used and cleaned them.