A week ago I had the opportunity to attend BYU-I Education week. I looked and looked through all the classes and the ones that stood out to me most were the house cleaning and organization classes. I don't think that I am ready for "nesting" yet, but I sure have been in the mood for cleaning and organizing lately. We have been doing a lot of moving rooms and changing things up lately, so I was really excited for these classes.
I thought that over the next few weeks I would share a tip or two that I have put into practice, that actually work (at least for me and mine)
So the tip for this week is really a very simple one.
Have your dishwasher unloaded first thing every morning.
I know, I know. What kind of tip is that?!? But, I swear to you, it really works like magic. I started this exactly one week ago, and for one week my kitchen has been clean ALL DAY LONG!! I am not even joking. I told all family members that they were in charge of loading all their dishes after every meal. Now, I have to say, when (and this has not always been very often) the dishwasher is empty everyone was in charge of their own dishes, but because I always slacked, there was never an empty dishwasher, because I always chose to empty it right after dinner. But seriously, just because I changed the time I unload the dishwasher my kitchen is clean. When we finish making breakfast everything goes in, when lunch is done everything goes in, and while I am fixing dinner, when I finish with a spoon or bowl I load it, and all the sudden....WALLA... my kitchen is clean even before I sit down to eat dinner. When everyone is finished with dinner and all dishes are loaded all I have to do is put soap in and push start. I have even been unloading the dishwasher before I go to bed every night so we start each day off fresh!
I seriously cannot tell you what a HUGE difference this has made in my house and with my mood and stress level at dinner time.
My sweet hubby, who tries not to critique my house keeping skills even commented on how big of a difference it has made. He thinks it is great that he never has to wonder whether the dishes are clean or dirty.
Anyway, I hope that you will try out my simple tip to keep your house a little more organized.