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    K9 Owned
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:58 am
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    Question for you all.

    After each meal or snack do you clean up completely or do you save it for when there is enough to bother with.
    You can tell by the word bother which way I go icon_lol.gif

    After dinner... do you clear the table, wash and dry all of the dishes, pots and pans, clean the sink and counters so you wake up to a sparkling kitchen ? OR
    Do you take one look at the mess, pour a glass of wine and develop temporary amnesia until the following morning?

    I would love to wake up to a sparkling kitchen but it seems way too much effort at the time. On the other hand I have just finished getting it all sorted out and spanking clean. It makes me want take out and paper plates for at least a day. icon_wink.gif
    Dib's
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:38 pm
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    If the kitchen is spic n' span clean I tend to keep up with the dishes after dinner. I let that drop off after about 3 or 4 days. Counters are always done after dinner.

    Unless.

    The dishes, pots and pans won't stack nicely in the sink in which case I will do them. Keith has been on a grilling kick for about 2 weeks now so it's been easy.

    Dishes and Laundry. I hate them both.
    HalfBakedCappy
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:13 pm
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    I fix myself breakfast in the morning. DH is on his own. We both go home for lunch. So, by the time we are done with dinner there are quite a few dirty dishes. Most of the time I do them that night because I hate to wake up to dirty dishes. However, there are nights when I say "the hell with it" and leave the kitchen trashed. If I do that I try to get the dishes washed or in the dishwasher before leaving for work. If I don't, I hate walking in the door in the evening because I have to clean up before I can trash it again! icon_evil.gif icon_rolleyes.gif

    HBC = not the best house keeper in the world.
    So Cal Gal
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:32 pm
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    I usually stack the days rinsed off dishes in the sink, then do them (by hand--we don't have a dishwasher) after supper...because I don't like to wake up to a messy kitchen. And since I just bought some new dishes (Corelle Callaway and Corelle Chutney), and am totally distracted by their awesomeness ( icon_biggrin.gif icon_exclaim.gif ), doing the dishes isn't as much of a chore as usual right now.

    Edited to add: I also clean the counters, scrub the sinks, take out the kitchen trash, etc., after doing the dishes. Awesome dishes deserve an awesome kitchen (or the other way around icon_lol.gif ).


    Last edited by So Cal Gal on Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:46 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Becky in Wisconsin
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:03 pm
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    It all depends on how many dishes are used for supper. If we are grilling there doesn't tend to be too many dishes. So we hold off until the next day. If I'm cooking something with lots of pots and pans, then, I like to get them done after supper. However, DH sometimes insists, yes insists, we leave them until the next day so HE can do them. He says it gives him motivation to get up and get moving in the morning. I sometimes let it go, but I just hate walking past a sink full of dishes all night. (You have to go past the sink to get to our only bathroom in the house). I don't mind clean dishes in the drainer, I just don't like dirty ones in the sink and on the counter.
    conniecooks
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:10 pm
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    We try to clean up at night, and do most of the time. If I drink wine, forget it, I definitely will not feel like it.
    Saralaya
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:17 pm
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    I wash up after meals but the clean dishes, silverware etc go into a dish rack until they are dry......they MAY get put away then...or they may love in the dish rack for awhile! The pots and pans, serving dishes etc get washed, dried and put away.
    Connie Lea
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:22 pm
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    I wash the dishes after we eat, although sometimes it is a couple hours later. I'm waiting on the repairman to order a part for my dishwasher so have been doing them by hand for the past two weeks. It's not that I'm a great housekeeper, just can't stand dirty dishes sitting around or clutter or unmade beds. Dust and dirty floors is another matter - I can live with that for awhile.
    racrgal
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:14 pm
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    Dirty dishes go straight to the dishwasher. Can't stand looking at them. icon_cool.gif
    Olive*
    Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:01 pm
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    racrgal wrote:
    Dirty dishes go straight to the dishwasher. Can't stand looking at them. icon_cool.gif


    Same here! I hate having dirty dishes sitting in the sink or anywhere else. I will put them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand. I always clean up as soon as we are done eating.
    racrgal
    Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:03 am
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    Olive* wrote:
    racrgal wrote:
    Dirty dishes go straight to the dishwasher. Can't stand looking at them. icon_cool.gif


    Same here! I hate having dirty dishes sitting in the sink or anywhere else. I will put them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand. I always clean up as soon as we are done eating.


    I'm one of those "clean as you go" cooks. By the time the meal is on the table about all that is left to clean up are the actual pots and pans plus whatever dishes and silverware we use. I'm so excited about replacing my ancient dishwasher so I can quit rinsing dishes before they go in the dishwasher. icon_cool.gif
    Krislady
    Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:08 pm
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    racrgal wrote:
    Olive* wrote:
    racrgal wrote:
    Dirty dishes go straight to the dishwasher. Can't stand looking at them. icon_cool.gif


    Same here! I hate having dirty dishes sitting in the sink or anywhere else. I will put them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand. I always clean up as soon as we are done eating.


    I'm one of those "clean as you go" cooks. By the time the meal is on the table about all that is left to clean up are the actual pots and pans plus whatever dishes and silverware we use. I'm so excited about replacing my ancient dishwasher so I can quit rinsing dishes before they go in the dishwasher. icon_cool.gif


    I am too. Which drives me nuts if we're having something that'll need to be drained - almost without exception, I'll go to drain pasta or whatever, and I have to let the water out of the sink first. :?

    I grew up with pots and pans being left overnight "to soak" - that drives me bat-snot crazy now!

    Obviously, it doesn't take a lot to drive me nuts, does it? icon_wink.gif
    Dib's
    Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:26 pm
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    I am the dishwasher icon_sad.gif

    Last night I made it a point to do the dinner dishes icon_lol.gif
    racrgal
    Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:08 pm
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    I'm right there with you Krislady. I don't deal well with "left to soak". Sweetie is a fan of soaking everything! icon_sad.gif
    Connie Lea
    Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:56 pm
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    I am so happy - the repairman fixed my dishwasher yesterday. So now the dishes immediately go into the dishwasher, Now all I have to wash by hand are the pans that are too big or knives. Happy, happy, happy. Ok I admit I watched Duck Dynasty.
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