The House Rules
Every household has its quirks. From sleeping schedules to shower timings, some families or shared properties have a lot of decisions to make with each other. With a home dishwasher, however, many people don’t think about how to make everyone’s lives easier. Here we go through some ways that could save you time and energy, as well as stress.
Rule 1 – The Unloading Rota
There’s always someone in a household who does the bulk of the chores. Without proper discussion of duties this could lead to some frustration, particularly as unloading a dishwasher requires a lot of bending over! To help remedy this, make up a weekly or monthly rota of responsibility for everybody to get involved in unloading the dishwasher. Everyoneshould load their own dishes, but if not this could also become an easy rule for shared responsibility at home.
Rule 2 – Setting a Washing Timetable
Deciding when the best time to put the dishwasher on can save a lot of hassle. This will depend on a few factors:
1) When will people need to use the dishes?
2) Who will put the dishwasher on?
Usually, the best time to use the dishwasher is overnight (or just after dinner), or after breakfast. This is because most people won’t be in the house at these times, but they will need to use what is inside the dishwasher at breakfast, and dinner. This could change a little at the weekends.
Also, the timetable means you can decide on who should put the dishwasher on, put in the dishwasher tablets. For families it may be a step up for kids to take over this big responsibility!
Rule 3 – Plate Stacking
Some may like large plates placed at the back of the dishwasher, others may just put things in the most convenient place. Some may place each kind of plate or bowl next to each other while others may just put things in a line of what was last used. It’s good thinking to discuss where to place things, and how you can maximise a load by putting similar dishes next to each other. Bowls and small plates can stand on one side of the washer, with bigger plates on the other. If everything has its own place, it will make loading and unloading that much easier.
A final quick tip, only turn the dishwasher on when it’s full! Regardless of how often you use it, you’ll get the most efficient wash if you put all your plates into one cycle.
Every dish. Every time.
Love your Dishwasher. Give it Finish.