Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Taming the silverware

Do you hate doing the dishes? I know I'm not the only one, however, after hand-washing dishes during the 7 days I was in Africa that I am VERY thankful for my dishwasher. I have to say that even with the convenience of the dishwasher, loading and unloading it is still one of my least favorite chores.

Of course, this little man is always willing to "help."

If you're like me, you will try any tip on making a dreaded task quicker and more efficient. Well, here's one for you-

When loading your dishwasher, separate your utensils by like items. For example- all the forks together, all the knives, together, all the kiddie silverware together...I think you get the idea. This is something I saw my mother-in-law do once and I know it's not mind-blowing and maybe everyone else in the world was already doing this, but what time it saves when you go to put them all away. It also makes it easier for the kids to help out.

So, for the chance that someone else out there never thought of this simple tip either, I'm sharing it with you!

Have a great one!


Mandi said...


Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I love the dresser that you have it is awesome! Also something that you may be interested in on Fridays I am going to host "Look What I Found Fridays" where you can link up with all of your thrift store finds....hope to see you there!!

love your guts

Lindsey said...

Vanessa - thanks for your nice comment on my blog:) I am a huge fan of my peacock as well! And what a lovely blog you have - I seriously love these cleaning tips! I had a roommate who insisted we do this silverware thing once - worked like a charm!