August 28, 2012
The Secret to Keeping Up with Laundry (and Dishes)
I learned this tip by observing my mom. When my mom visited me when I was a newlywed she would always ask if she could turn on the dishwasher when it was only half full. It used to drive me nuts! It seemed wasteful to run it half empty! A year or so after I was married, I went to her house and was struck by how she has never has dirty dishes piled up in the sink, and there is never a pile of dirty clothes in front of the washing machine. I finally made the connection. She doesn't have dirty dishes and clothes everywhere because she runs the machines when there is only a little bit to wash! The key to staying on top of laundry and dishes is to wash smaller loads. Don't wait until you can load it completely full, because then chances are, there are other things that need to be washed that won't fit!