Wednesday, April 09, 2008

WFMW - The Dishes

Welcome to another edition of Works For Me Wednesday! Each week hundreds of people from around the world gather at Rocks in My Dryer for WFMW and share their tips. Please take a look when you have finished here. Thanks & I'll see you again next week.

I heart doing dishes, is the title I put in the WFMW post. I love to do dishes. I do. I am one of those mutant types that loves to have my hands in hot soapy water. M
y tip for you all this week is one that I've known about for a very long time. Wash the dishes as you go. I know, it seems so easy and so impossible all at the same time, but if you wash the dishes as you cook or at least fill up your sink with hot soapy water and toss items in the sink as you use them, you will find that your kitchen stays cleaner and your clean-up time is so much less.

I have a dishwasher and I only use it a few times a year...I run it to make sure it still works lol I hand wash all my dishes. I do it because I like the water, the soap, the time to reflect on the day. I also get to admire my dishes that I picked out so lovingly. It's one of the few times each day that I actually finish a project. All the dishes get done, the counters washed off, the room smells good and it is clean. End of project...well, until someone wants a snack, but for a brief moment in time the kitchen was completely cleaned up.

This is a habit that you need to work yourself into, I don't think you can just all of a sudden be a cleaner-upper while cooking dinner if you haven't before. So, fill your sink with hot soapy water even if you don't end up using it. Keep doing it and pretty soon you find that it is really helpful. You might even get a family member to do the dishes while you cook - that soapy water will just look inviting :0) (I know, I know, I'm dreaming!)

Have a Great Day!


We are THAT Family said...

I have NEVER met someone who hearts dishes-so I just had to stop by :D

I'm going to try this, because I SO DO NOT HEART dishes!

Mzzterry said...

you should meet my mother-in-law! She <3 dishes also, so there are two of you in this world!!

Heart of Wisdom said...

I try to do this....but....

Thanks for your post.

Tara said...

I am going to try and do that. My word last night both sinks were full from baking. I was so overwhelmed and mad haha.

Thanks for your kind words of encouragement you left on my blog. I appreciate it. :)

Mrs_Scotsman said...

I think that I could fill up my sink with soapy hot water. That would help me so much!

ttelroc said...

I'm glad to see that a few of you brave souls posted your thoughts --- no one even threw tomatoes!

A sink full of soapy water is a true blessing, try it, you'll like it!

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Well, all those nay sayers just haven't tried it yet. My dishwasher recently broke down and I have learned that doing dishes by hand is faster, better and NOT a chore! It is so relaxing and a time to think if you have a sink full, but most of the time I just clean as soon as something is dirty and it takes no time at all. My son even helped me with the last sink full and we TALKED the whole time. How's that for an extra benefit? I was just talking to one of my friends about this and found out she too rarely uses her dishwasher. She PREFERS hand washing. And guess what else? You'll never have the chore of bending down for loading and unloading that dishwasher again. You'll never have a dishwasher full of dirty, smelly dishes.

ttelroc said...

Yay! another hand wash believer :^)


Marie said...

I do that, and it is really nice to always have a lcean kitchen, but I still don't enjoy it. :P

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

I LOVE the idea of this, but I fear to be one of the people that would REALLY have to work to love DOING it!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your kinds words. I do hope you'll visit again!

Hadias said...

One day I got fed up with disliking a job that had to be done evryday so I found a way to make it more enjoyable.
Cleaning as you go is an inavaluable habit. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my bog.