Tuesday, December 18, 2007

WFMW - Washing Dishes

I just love all the neat tips I've been reading about every since I first discovered and started reading blogs. Now I'm excited that I get to participate too. Check out Rocks in my Dryer for tons more tips from other blogs. You all rock!

We don't have a dishwasher so we have to wash dishes by hand. We (my husband and I both) have a tendency to wash the easy dishes (plates, cups, utensils) and run out of steam before we get to the hard dishes (pots, pans, and other larger items). I have found that if I wash the pots, pans, and larger items first I'm more likely to finish washing all of the dishes.

Here, in the photo, the larger items are completed and the easy dishes are soaking.

After the larger dishes are done, I usually either dry them and put them away. It only takes a few minutes. If I only have a few pots and pans, I'll put them on the stove burners (turned off) to finish drying while I finish up. Then I whip out the easy dishes and put away the now dry larger things and enjoy the fact that they are ALL done Yea!


Lylah Ledner said...

Roses to you for having such a small space to work in. No, a few dozen roses to you! blessings! lylah

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I like that idea. We always end up leaving the pots for last too. Things have gotten easier since we bought a portable dishwasher that hooks up to the faucet, but we handwash 75% of the time anyway.

Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love to hear from other moms...I glean SO much!

I buy the Rejuvanate at Home Depot!

Merry Christmas!

Scott said...

Point of clarification for myself: it's not that I run out of steam after the alleged "easy" dishes...it's that I only do that main load!

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

Hi!! I've just spent the longest time reading your blog. Your distractions are my distractions! LOL I found you through the 12 of Christmas contest. Great blog!

Kerry said...

I use my stove top as a drying rack, too! We do have a dishwasher, but I always handwash the big stuff.

Thanks for coming by my blog to visit. I'm going to check out yours!