My mother-in-law has been a professional housecleaner for over 20 years. It was a little intimidating as a new bride, having her over. I thought she'd be looking for the spot of dust that I missed or the crumb that escaped the vacuum cleaner. But you know what? I never once saw her look out of the corner of her eye to see if I had dusted the ceiling fan (which I only do about one a year) or run her finger over the mantle (I DO dust that weekly). She's the kind of mother-in-law that let's you be who you are without trying to improve you.
I asked her one time how she kept her stainless steel sink looking so shiny. If you have a stainless sink, you know how dull they can get after a while. She gave me her trade secret, and you know what? It works like a charm. Yes! I'll share!
First of all, scrub your sink with the cleaner of your choice. I like to use Soft Scrub with Bleach. The combination of grittiness and bleach removes bacteria and any stains.
Landon: Um... mom, what are you taking a picture of?
Me: The sink.
Him: Why? (This must be read with the right inflection of voice - one that conveys the thought that that is the weirdest thing to take a picture of.)
Me: For my blog.
Him: No comment, just a quick raise of the eyebrows. Turns and walks away...
Enjoy your shiny sink!