Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WFMW: Kitchen Organization

This week's edition of Works-for-Me Wednesday is all about kitchen organization. Now, I am not, by any means, an expert on organizing anything, least of all the kitchen. But here's what works for me...

I unload my dishwasher first thing in the morning, while the kids are eating breakfast. Then, all day, as dishes get dirtied up, they go directly in the dishwasher. Then, before I go to bed, I start the dishwasher. (Now, please do not lecture me about the dangerous perils of running the dishwasher while we sleep. Our dishwasher is LOUD and really heats up the kitchen.) This way, my kitchen sink is never piled up with dirty dishes (which is a huge pet peeve of mine), and it doesn't take so long to unload and then reload.

For more great kitchen tips, check out rocks in my dryer.


  1. I run my dishwasher while we sleep too. My 10 year old DD empties it for me as part of her chores!

  2. Great idea. I never think of the little things like this that will help in the long run!

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  3. I do the same thing. I hate walking into the kitchen to a pile of dirty dishes...

  4. I try to do the same thing. Such a great idea.

  5. I try to do the same thing and it's the best system, in my opinion!

    I set ours on delay so it starts after we're asleep so no one could possibly be bothered by the noise. (Ours is very noisy!)

    The only downside is that if I'm lazy in the morning then I'm in trouble because I start the day with breakfast dishes on my counters! So I can't be lazy! :)


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