Wednesday, July 03, 2013
I don't have a dishwasher, and I try not to complain, but there are days when I just don't have time or really, want to wash dishes and since I own about 20 sets of Corelle, the dirty dishes can really pile up. The other day I tackled a week's worth and as I washed, I thought about camping. Yes, camping, where you bring just enough dishes to eat on, and then they get washed and are ready for the next meal. (btw, I LOATHE camping).
What a concept! I think this could work. I also have a detergent wand, which leaks, but still, could be used to add suds when needed.
So I put away all the excess bowls and plates and have just four of each on my open shelves. I put the scrubber in an empty plastic ice cream bucket and even tho it leaked all the soap contents into the bucket, it still works. The proof is in the drainer. I put away all the just washed dishes in less than five seconds. I think I'm on to something!
I did ask Dave for his cooperation on this challenge, which doesn't mean he will wash his own dishes, but hopefully he will bring the dirty ones down from his room, daily. He's a nighttime eater. Sigh.
On another note: It has been such a rainy summer THANKFULLY. And I don't have that task of trying to keep everything alive by hand watering.
But the lushness of the garden has spawned the nastiest eaters. My newly blossomed coneflowers are just hanging on with tiny black caterpillars and grasshoppers feasting on them. Grrr.
at 8:45 AM