Why You Should Sprinkle Flour In Your Sink Before Guests Come Over

sources: The Krazy Coupon Lady / Create Good Sinks

When you’re expecting company at your home, you probably do things like clean the floors, dust, and tidy up your belongings. Your home is a direct reflection of you, after all, and you want to feel proud and comfortable entertaining in your space. And so, I have another (very simple) chore to add to the above list.

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When you think of flour, you probably think of something you use to bake with – not a cleaning product. However, those small flour particles actually act as a slight abrasive. And they’re perfect for cleaning and shining up a stainless steel sink! First, start by doing a quick clean of your sink. Use a rag and hot, soapy water to wipe the sink down before rinsing.

Next, wipe the sink down so that it is completely dry. If the sink isn’t 100% dry, you’ll be left with quite the mess. Then, sprinkle some flour all over the sides and bottom of your sink. Use a clean, dry cloth to buff the flour using circular motions. When you’re done, it’s time to remove the flour from the sink. You can either use a rag to wipe the flour out of the sink, or use a handheld vacuum to suck up the flour (probably the easier method).

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It’s integral that you get all of the flour out of the sink. If you wash the flour down the drain, the flour and water combination will start to create a dough. And that doughy mixture will end up clogging your drain. Once you’ve practiced these steps, your sink will be polished and shining like a new coin! It’s simple yet effective touches like this that really make your home look and feel ultra clean.