Author: Whitney Parnell | @whitneyellenparnell

If you're joining this series in progress, allow me to catch you up:  I asked our contributors for hacks for loving life at home and I got such brilliant responses that I decided to put them to the test for a month and see how they worked.  Hear me when I say: my house has been significantly and embarrassingly cleaner than normal for the past month. It’s true. Just ask my husband. So, for the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some of my favorite (and now tried and tested!)life hacks from the She.ology contributors. Maybe you’ve already heard and tried some of them for yourself, but hopefully you’ll find something here that helps you stay inspired!   Last week, we looked at tips for beautifying the bedroom, this week...how to love your kitchen.  Happy hacking! -Whit

FOR THE KITCHEN: These were two GREAT tips I got from one particular contributor who’s a self-professed “recovering OCD housecleaner” (Go Kim, go!). These tips were tougher to implement but they were made easier by the “consistency” tips that are coming next week, so be on the lookout for those if these don’t come as naturally to you.

Clean and wipe down your kitchen counters DAILY. This makes the biggest difference in the immediate appearance of your home. (Trust me, I feel like a KWEEN when I get this one right!)


Never go to bed with dishes in the sink. WOWZERS. Is this one true or what? I worked really hard on this one and didn’t always get it right, but it actually wasn’t as hard as I would’ve thought, and I don’t even have a dishwasher. Seriously, if I can do it, you can do it.

PUT IT TO THE TEST: Take before and afters! Snag a picture of your house this week and take pics each morning to see how you did the night before!

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