Saturday, May 22, 2010

Why I love doing the dishes

In the Airstream, our solution to no dishwasher was very few dishes. Two plates, two cups, two forks--it was Noah's dinner party. In our new apartment, like in the Airstream, we don't have a dishwasher, but unlike in the Airstream we have plenty of room for dishes. And plenty of room for dirty dishes.

Enter a great idea from cousin Kelly via FlyLady.
If you don't have a dishwasher, don't worry. A dishwasher is just a dirty dish disposal. Clean out a place under your sink and put a dishpan in there. Teach your family, that instead of putting their dirty dishes and glasses in the sink, place them into the dish pan.

It's amazing how effective this is. Now our sink is always empty. And doing the dishes each night is a fun family chore. And our kitchen stays super clean.