I think you hate dishwashing! And I would tell you the reasons why you should wash dishes after every meal?
Clean dishes and utensils are important for our family’s health.
For us, one of the big tasks in keeping a kitchen clean is washing those dirty dishes that seem to magically pile up after every meal!
Bacteria grow on dishes and utensils that have not been thoroughly cleaned, rinsed, and dried.
Dirty dishes, utensils, and food scraps left sitting in the kitchen can attract cockroaches or other pests.
I like dishwashing, my best chore among other worst in my home ☺️.
I know washing dishes isn’t anyone’s favorite chore. If so these dishwashing tips and hacks may helps you.
And although you can’t escape it, you can make it a little more enjoyable.
So if you would like to escape from this I would say you should do the dishes after a meal.
Do you know the reasons why you should wash dishes everyday?
This saves your future lovely time in the kitchen.
If you don’t have a dishwasher either, or perhaps delicate glasses mean you have to do the dishwashing by hand.
Either way, here are some helpful tips for getting your hands dirty and the dishes perfectly clean!
Top Reasons Why You should Wash Dishes after a meal
1. It’s better to do it now
I would say that Keeping up with dishes is better than catching up because it is a tedious task to complete once your kitchen sink is filled with the entire dish you have.
Moreover, I find it very difficult to cook food for the next meal times. You can’t do the cooking as you wish as you will be scrubbing near the sink.
It’s something I have to remind myself of all the time because I never actually want to keep up with things.
If my kitchen is top on dishwashing tasks, then it will make my kitchen all-time clean.
2. Dishwashing will save you money
Now you will be wondering how is it possible to save money to do the dishes immediately saves you money?
It is nothing but the extra water and cleaning product needed to get that sticky food on your plates and utensils.
How many of us have opted to eat out instead of cooking in because the kitchen was too disastrous?
I always tend to buy outside.
Cooking at home is a huge way to reduce your spending.
Being able to keep up with your dishes ensures that you can cook at home every night, pack lunches for work, and even do picnics for family outings.
Yet another way that keeping the kitchen clean daily can save you money!
Cleaning up prep dishes while your meal is still cooking not only saves time but prevents your dishes from piling up in the sink.
3. Dishwashing always welcomes unexpected guests
A good dishwashing routine always puts your kitchen together on short notice, and my best tips for welcoming your guest.
If you don’t have much time to clean dishes, all you need to do is scrape any solid food into the bin or compost before stacking your dishes.
When you get rid of the waste and give them an easy rinse with water can help your kitchen sink smell better.
4. Immediate Dishwashing makes your cleaning routine much better
The very core of your home routine should consist of dishes and laundry.
Everything that you do in your home stems from those two things.
It’s imperative to have both a laundry routine and a dish routine that works to have a well-run home.
It might not be as fun as it sounds, but this method of washing your dishes could save you some serious cleaning time.
For a clean kitchen, dishwashing is a must, after that a clutter-free clean counter.
Here you have 4 reasons why you should wash dishes after every meal.
How to wash dishes by hand
Here’s how to do dishes (and fewer of them!) without spending hours scrubbing and sweating over your kitchen sink.
- Prep – scrape off food
- Fill – get some clean, hot, soapy water
- Wash – scrub them, under the water
- Rinse – wash off all suds and residue
- Dry – air dry or towel dry
Detailed dishwashing tips and hacks make your dishwashing chore much easier.
Here are details on each step to make the job as easy
Scrape dishes to remove leftover food – use a rubber spatula or paper towel.
For stuck-on foods, soak dishes/cookware before washing: add detergent and fill with hot water or normal water; soak for 15 to 30 minutes, then drain.
Fill sink or dishpan with clean, water. Add dish soap to the water.
Stack a few dishes in the sink at a time, this allows a few minutes of soaking time while you work on washing.
Slip cooking tools and utensils into those hot baths to prevent anything from crusting on them.
Wash the dishes in order, starting with lightly soiled items.
This usually includes glasses, cups, and flatware. Washing these items first followed by plates/bowls and serving dishes.
In general, dishes wash easily if you keep them under the water while scrubbing them; as you work, pull each dish out of the water to check for missed spots.
End with cookware/pots and pans; if you soaked pans with baked-on foods, washing will be easier. Don’t forget to wash the bottom of the pan.
Remove suds and residue with clean water. Rinse by dipping in a rinsing sink or pan, passing under a stream or spray of hot water, or placing them in a drying rack and pouring or spraying water over them.
If you have a double sink, use the second sink to rinse off washed dishes.
For me, air drying is easier than towel drying. However, wiping with a clean towel is helpful when glassware or flatware is spotted or filmed.
Make sure the towel is clean, and change the towel when it becomes damp. Paper towels work well for drying pots and pans, especially if they contain traces of grease.
Be extra careful when handling kitchen knives! Don’t pile them in the sink; instead, wash them one by one and immediately place them handle-up in the drying rack.
Remember to clean up when you’re done. It’ll make tomorrow’s task easier! Wipe down the sink, dish drainer, and dishpan.
Rags, dish cloths, and sponges should be left out to air dry, or laundered in the washing machine. Remember to replace sponges and rags frequently.
there is a right and wrong way to hand-wash dishes. You should go from cleanest to dirtiest.
Wash glasses first to ensure that grease doesn’t get stuck on them. Finally, don’t soak items such as cast iron or wood, but do soak pretty much everything else to make them easier to clean
If you can manage you dishes daily then I think you must try this quick kitchen cleaning routine.
Create a dishwashing machine system
If you’re using a dishwasher, first figure out how you can fit the most in the machine without anything breaking. Then, load by the groups already established in the sink.
For some people like me, dishwashing will be an ok task, some people may hate it.
Whatever our likes or dislike I believe that we have to do it for easy and stress-less tomorrow, like cooking, cleaning, laundry or any other daily home chore.
There is no meaning to fetch all the tasks together and find them as a life burden for waiting until tomorrow’s arrival.
Today will die with today’s task and tomorrow will always bear new tasks to completion.
If you are a busy mom like me I think all these good habits will be adopted by our kids and make some so independent.
The dinner dishes are a great time to teach children responsibility, cleanliness, and all about how doing the dishes now is so better than doing them later.
It isn’t difficult for each member of the family to rinse their plates.
So now you may have understood reasons why you should wash dishes after every meal?
I hope you like these reasons behind dish washing job!
Do you like dish washing or which is your worst chore in your home? Let me know in the comment box down below.
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