Of all the chores that need to be done around the house, washing the dishes seems to be the one that can be tricky to stay on top of. Good thing we have 40 awesome hacks to make washing dishes easier. DIY Now shares all of these awesome cleaning tips with us so that we can effectively get the dishes done and get on with our day. Throughout the day you may find yourself so busy or you may be at work all day. So usually you may come home to a pile of dishes which doesn't really put you in the mood to cook a nice dinner or anything. When you get home from work, you just want to relax and kick back, so sometimes doing the dishes gets put off for days. That is until you absolutely have to do them because you have no cutlery or plates left to use. It can be hard to get in a good routine of doing the dishes, which is why many people purchase an electric dishwasher to do their dishes for them. But if you don't have a dishwasher, you just have to create a routine that will make dishwashing the easiest it can be for you and your family.
Incorporating some of these awesome tips is a surefire way of getting those dishes clean and put away by the end of the day. If you are just living on your own, cleaning up after yourself is quite easy. Just quickly wash your plate with some dish soap and hot water and put it in a drying rack to air dry. If you live with a partner or one room mate, you could work out a similar routine where each person washes their own dishes after their done with them, but often it doesn't go this way. With roommates or partners you can work on developing a dish washing schedule that works for both people, and if you have kids you can teach them how to help out with the dishes when they're an appropriate age. When it comes time to wash the dishes, run yourself a nice warm sink full of water with some dish soap in it. Many people use natural dish soap because it's a healthier and more environmentally friendly option. Since natural dish soap has no chemicals in it, you can feel safe about your dishes being germ free and chemical free. The warmer the water, the better, but don't make it so hot you can't reach into it comfortably.
Many of the cleaning tips on this list from DIY Now come from other websites like Martha Stewart and The Kitchn, so you know you're getting the best advice. One great tip that's on the list is to always wash your glass wear first. This ensures your glasses will be the cleanest since they will use the water first. Then, you want to wash your cutlery so it can also make use of the hot, clean water. After that, do your plates and then the dirtiest items like pots and pans last. Another great general tip is to drain your water if it gets too dirty and refill your sink with dish soap and water as needed. It's also handy to have a good light over top of your kitchen sink so you can see exactly what your'e doing and catch all of the grime and gunk on your dishes. There's even a cool idea where they install a drying rack above their kitchen sink to save space. Have a look at all 40 of the cleaning tips and see which ones you'll implement into your cleaning routine.***