I hate doing the dishes. More than that, I hate doing dishes that have dried oatmeal/cereal/soup rings/tomato seeds stuck on them. I don’t know about you guys, but I have yet to find a dishwasher or a dishwasher detergent that truly does eliminate the need to rinse the darn things!
Since I also have not found a way to have the dishes never get dirty, nor to just not feed the family for a few days to avoid the chore altogether, I now fill up the sink with hot (really hot) soapy water, first thing in the morning. This requires, of course, that you have a double sink. Or you’d be really irritated for the rest of the day. And a disposal, or you’d be calling the plumber to snake out the gunk.
Anyway, my kids and husband know that when they clear their dishes, they scrape into the trash can, and then gently allow their dishes to sink into the suds. Everything is automatically soaking!
I know it’s a silly tip, but it works for me. Go see what Debra’s tip is for the week.