Friday, November 5, 2010
How do you load your dishwasher?
I thought I would share with you today a household tip of mine. Do you load your dishwasher randomly? Do you just open the door, and land the dish, cup, or utensil in the first empty space you see? I'll admit, I'm a little OCD when it comes to my dishwasher. :) However, there is a method to my madness.
For instance, on the bottom shelf, I load my plates and dessert plates in an alternating fashion of big plate, small plate. I don't know why I do this exactly. I just feel like the big messier plates get cleaner when the smaller dishes are in between them rather than all the large plates together.
I also keep all like bowls together. Then, if I have a casserole dish I just put that in the extra space.
Now, I'll move up to the top shelf and come back to the bottom in a moment.
Now, back to the bottom shelf. Here's where you might think....Hmmm....she wasn't kidding about that OCD comment. :) Each utensil has an assigned slot. Do you think I've totally lost it yet? Just hold on, and let me explain before you send me to the looney bin for homemakers who've cracked! I arrange the utensils from front to back in the order of my divider in the utensil drawer. This makes for very easy unloading! Just grab one section at a time, and put in the utensil divider. No sorting each individual knife, fork or spoon to find the correct slot. Anything that makes my day more efficient or fast is good in my book!
So what do you think? Crazy? or Brilliant? ;) How do you load your dishwasher?