Honestly, I never understood why people make such a big deal when someone mentions “doing the dishes”. True, it is not the most exciting thing in the world; but then again neither is going to work or having to stay in line at the grocery store. This however doesn’t mean that you should skip on your dish washing responsibilities. The reason why people have such difficulties cleaning the dishes, is because they don’t know the fine intricacies behind the process. You don’t just grab a plate and start rubbing like a madman; it is more complicated than that. Remember, the more effort you put into your endeavor, the less motivated you will feel as time passes by. Of course none of this would be a problem if you had a working dishwasher; but assuming that you are reading this article, you are probably living without one. Here are some tips that would alleviate the need for a dishwasher, and will make your life a little more bearable. Let’s take a look.
Use Less Dishes
A golden rule when cleaning anything, is not getting it filthy in the first place. Do you really need five plates for a meal that could be fitted into one? And when cooking; have you ever though about using the same pan/pot twice (in a single cooking session that it)? Sure, you will have to clean it once before suing it again, but that is a much better alternative to cleaning two pots/pans, right?
Avoid Using Plates
We all want to eat from porcelain plates, that much is certain. But have you ever considered using paper plates? The good thing about paper plates is that you can dump them right in the trash, once you are done using them. I do consider this solution ‘wasteful’, but then again I have no problem cleaning my plates when I am done eating.
Of course, you cannot be asked to pay extra attention to things like dishwashing, and proper washing procedures, on the account that you simply don’ care that much. It is okay, most people don’t. All I ask however, is that you understand, that congealed food (salty, greasy etc.) is hard, very hard to clean. Taking care of the dishes as soon as you are done using them will save you a lot of time. Also, when you see some tough, burned stain (like burnt milk), don’t shove it in the sink and then forgetting about it altogether. Pour some liquid soap on top while it is still hot. The detergent will work its magic over night, making it so much easier to clean later on.
Organized Dish washing
It is hard to imagine doing the dishes alone. I suggest finding someone that will help you in this department. You can have one person handing you the plates, you scrub them using detergent, and a third person rinses the plates with water. If you have a forth, he can help with the drying and storage. This way you will get the job done in almost no time at all (although you will have to ask other people for help, this is the best way of doing things) and would still have enough time to do everything that you previously didn’t have time for.
Author Bio: July Minor knows a lot about home improvement and cleaning. She works for Deluce Cleaners and has a lot of skills and knowledge.