Raise your hand if unloading the dishwasher is something you LOVE to do! (Insert crickets chirping…)
Me neither! If I have to do it, I want to get it over with in a flash!! Although we didn’t have a dishwasher when we were first married, I still have at least 20 years of dishwasher unloading experience behind me! Let me share a few tips to get it done FAST!
I LOVE these dishes by Corelle! We’ve had them almost 24 years – they haven’t stained or broken, they’re amazing! Another great thing is that they are light weight. I can just grab a bunch in the dishwasher like this and pull them all out at the same time. I set then set the plates on the counter above the dishwasher.
Same with the bowls. Grab and stack on counter.
After putting these items away, I head to the silverware compartment. I set it on the counter above my silverware drawer, grab a handful…
and sort it as fast as I can above the drawer-until it’s empty!
It’s nice that our kitchen design has the silverware drawer right across from the dishwasher- that speeds up the time too!
Now, on to the top rack! The top rack always take most of my time because there is such a variety of items to unload!
In case you wondered, this is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves….glasses with bottoms that collect water- ugh!!!
I first put away all of the drinking glasses that belong in the cabinet above the silverware drawer. Next, I stack all of the kid cups that belong across the room.
I gather all of the mugs by the handle and put them in their home, and put away the measuring cup and custard cup.
If you REALLY HATE unloading the dishwasher, here are some other tips.
- Make it a game- play “beat the clock.” Set a timer for 3 minutes and see if you can beat it!
- Unload the dishwasher during the commercials of your favorite show!
- Play upbeat music while you unload!
- MY PERSONAL FAVORITE…..Delegate the job to one of your kids!! AMEN!
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