Monday, March 11, 2013

The Dishwasher Dilemma

Has the uncertainty surrounding the clean/dirty status of your dishes ever caused you problems? Have you ever put the dishes away, just to find out that it hadn't actually been run, it was just that one time where they had all been really well rinsed and you weren't sure, but you didn't question it until you were mostly done putting them away and then you confirmed with your spouse that no one had run it, but the dishes were already put away and you couldn't exactly tell which ones had been in there anyway, and they had looked really clean (mostly) so you just left them put away?

No? Me neither.

Anyway, this uncertainty is a pretty big issue. The general lack of communication is bad enough, but when you combine it with parenting-related memory issues it can get downright dangerous . That's why I finally bit the bullet and created a "system." It's not exactly crossing into rocket science territory, but I'm still pretty proud of it.

The trick? Put more soap in immediately after taking the clean dishes out. That way, if there is ever soap in it, you know that it's dirty. Simple. Logical. Efficient.

I know, right?

If you see this, put the dishes away.
You may need to wipe the extra water out of the soap holder  first.
Fill 'er up and let 'er run.
You're all welcome. Nobel Foundation, feel free to leave me a comment below if we need to coordinate me getting to Sweden next summer.

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