More Organized Dishwashing

by Amy Gordon
(last updated August 18, 2017)

Dishwashers have made life so much easier than the old fashioned hand washing. What was once a chore that could take what seems like hours a day has turned into a simple process of placing the dishes in the dishwasher, adding soap, pressing the right buttons, and turning the right knobs. Using the dishwasher can be a hassle, however, when it is not emptied in time. Then the dishes will pile up in the sink, and it will take more than one load to clean out. So the next time you are doing the dishes, try these hints to make the whole experience quicker and less of an annoyance. It will make emptying your dishwasher even easier than loading it up.

The most important thing you can do is organize the dishwasher while loading it. Since washing the dishes to prepare them to go into the dishwasher, as well as the actual process of placing the dishes in the dishwasher, takes so little time, you might as well spend just a minute or two putting the dishes together in an organized manner. Although it may seem obvious, make sure the plates of the same size and type go together. Do the same thing with the bowls and any other flatware you have to wash. If your dishwasher is as organized as your cupboards, you'll find that cleaning out the dishwasher is no longer a matter of sorting things out, but only of putting things away.

Even more helpful than organizing your plates and bowls is organizing the silverware and cutlery. I have found that getting the silverware into the right place can be a huge hassle, since I will usually just throw it into the easiest-to-use slot. Since virtually all dishwashers have multiple slots for the cutlery, put the different types of silverware into different slots. Put the spoons in one slot, the forks in another, knives in another, etc. Taking this time to sort everything out while washing the dishes will only take a little longer, and will make unloading the dishwasher so much easier.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...


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