Tuesday Tip – Dishes

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Do you have a dishwasher? I don’t. Some days this can be very frustrating as the dishes start to really pile up. I love cooking, and I do find washing dishes to be semi relaxing. When the get this piled up though, it just becomes overwhelming.
That’s right! I’m showing the real, almost every day look of my kitchen sink! You know what is crazy though, I just did all the dishes yesterday afternoon, to end up with this halfway through today. We made cookies, chicken cordon bleu, and had cereal for breakfast.
So how do we stop this nonsense? Today’s tip comes from my mom. Before you start cooking, fill your sink with hot water and soap. Than as you cook, toss each dirty dish into the prepared sink. The get a soak while you finish the cooking. Now a lot of foods require some “wait time” where you have nothing to do. Start on those dishes!
I really need to put this advice into effect over here. It would make such a huge difference in the feel of our home.

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip – Dishes

  1. My sink seems to always be full of dirty dishes too. And I have a dishwasher. LOL. I need to get into a better habit in that area. My life would be a lot easier if I didn't let the dishes pile up so high!

  2. This is great advice. Our new home doesn't have a dishwasher, but the last one did.. it is taking some adjustment, but with a strategy like this it will make it a smoother transition. Thanks 🙂

  3. I don't know what I would do without my two dishwashers! Yes, I have two! One of the electrical kind….and the other is my husband : ) He just happens to have an OCD about dishes in the sink so if he sees one…he cleans it. : ) But if he is not around I try to live by "Clean as you go." OR at least rinse as I go.

  4. I do have a dishwasher, and a hubby that actually "ENJOYS" cleaning the dishes…says it's relaxing??? Not me!!I try to clean up while I am cooking, because I hate a full sink even more than I hate doing dishes….;)

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