Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dishes, Dishes, and no More Dishes

I used to feel like I was always in the kitchen. Cooking and cleaning...I don't mind the cooking part, but I spent so much time cleaning in the kitchen, several times a day. Well, a few weeks ago, I decided to make a new house rule. Are you ready? Here it is:

No one is allowed to put anything in the kitchen sink. If you do put anything in the sink, you have to wash it by hand.

So simple, but yet so effective.
Of course, this requires some cooperation on my part as well. I make sure that I run the dishwasher everynight. And unload it before breakfast in the morning, so everybody can put their breakfast dishes in the dishwasher. After dinner, all I do is put my plate, fork and glass in the dishwasher along with the pots I cooked with. Everything else is done for me!

Would you believe that for about three weeks now my kitchen has been CLEAN! At first, Lylah Grace thought it was cool to have to wash dishes by hand but that got old quick. Now, to conquer their bedroom!

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