According to Cilley, the key to a sparkling kitchen comes down to one thing: making sure your sink positively gleams. “It’s amazing what it does. Clean is contagious,” says the author of, appropriately, Sink Reflections. Basically, if your sink is spotless, you’ll be hard-pressed to sully it with dirty dishes or ignore a crusty countertop. And once your counter is clean, blackened stovetops and crumby floors simply won’t do. And if your kitchen is that clean, shouldn’t your bathroom be clean too? Of course, mess is contagious too. So don’t let minor muss grow into something major.