July 19, 2006
With all the goings'-on in my house, sometimes I don't unload the dishwasher for a day or so (shocker, I know!). There just isn't time. And, depending on what we're doing, sometimes it takes a couple of days to create a full load of dishes to wash.
Inevitably, my husband or my daughter would put a dirty glass in with the CLEAN dishes (UGH!), or think a DIRTY glass was clean and use it (EEWW!) Then I read this tip somewhere (I think Fly Lady), and it's really worked.
The minute all of the clean dishes are unloaded, I put a dish tab in the washer. This signals that any dishes inside HAVEN'T been washed yet. If the detergent compartment is open, we know the cycle has already run & we have clean dishes.
It works for me! If you want other great WFMW tips, visit Shannon's website. She's made it easier for us to flip thru all the wonderful ideas!