July 19, 2006

WFMW


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!

6 comments:

Susanne said...

Great idea! This is so good when the kids start to do the dishes as part of their chores!

Shalee said...

Great tip. And I agree with Susanne; this is something to start with the kids now that they take care of the dishes.

Glass Half Full said...

Communication - a good thing!!!

Overwhelmed! said...

We have this same problem! I'm going to give this a try.

I've posted a WFMW tip as well. Stop by and take a peek. :)

Mama Duck said...

Ah, great idea, I'll have to use that when my little guy stops flipping the dishwasher on and off and all that, what fun a toddler is, eh?

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Can you tell me what you mean by "dish tab"? I think the idea is great if I can figure that part out. We do this too often. Sometimes i have to rerun them all.