ipe clean your mind; unlearn yourself of all you know. Start the hot water. Turn on NPR. Wash coffee pot first, using pot suds to make sink suds, and start the coffee as the sink fills:
it will be done when the dishes are done. Use enough detergent for luxurious suds or you'll fry your hands and your dishes won't dry. Under the sink are two drainers. Put one in the right sink, the second on the counter, with a drip pan under it. Throw all silverware into the water: wash them last. If the dishes have sat awhile, add a few drop of bleach to the sink
(a capful is too much). Do cups first: sink them, use a brush underwater; work fast. If you miss a spot, you'll see it later. Drop soapy cups into right drainer: do not rinse until all cups are washed, then rinse them each under hot water, placing upside down on third drainer. Rinse just enough to get the suds off
; if you overrinse, you'll remove the surfactant and the dishes won't sheet dry. Do the dishes and bowls the same way, stacking them in the right sink, still soapy. By the time it's full, your cups are dry. Put them away. Now quickly rinse the soapy stuff and place items in third drainer. Do remaining pots, and put away items as soon as they're dry. Wash silverware with soft brush, underwater, two at a time, churning the water; turn to get both sides; dump in bowl. Lift a handful of soapy silverware and rinse under hot water, turning the bundle; set bundles vertically, ends up, in drainer. Lay clean towel flat on flat surface: array silverware generally along length of towel; fold over ends; roll up, shake.
Unroll: your silverware is completely dry. Grab all forks, put away, spoons, knives. Return drainers under sink. Before letting out water, scrub the sink with the brush; drain. Spray all surfaces, including sink, with chlorine.
In a one-liter spray bottle, add 5 drops of bleach to water. Wipe all surfaces often, especially where people touch (light switches, handles, faucets). Your kitchen sparkles. Clutter is gone. You are not relieved or proud. You are unconscious of the dishes as work or aggravation. Instead, when you see a new crop, you realize how good it would be to have a fresh pot of coffee smelling up the house and revving your engine. The fact that your kitchen is obviously microbe free is a miracularity over which others will marvel. For you, it's just another one of the many satisfactions of coffee.