Let’s face it none of us really like doing the dishes, but for some, it just never happens.
Whether you’re a student, share a house, or just have a hectic lifestyle, dishes are a fact of life, and for lots of reasons, including aesthetics and health, simply can’t be ignored.
Here at Dishmatic we thought we’d have a bit of Facebook fun and invite you to tag a friend, flatmate or partner who doesn’t pull their weight in the washing up department. If, you know a perennial offender here’s your chance to name and shame.
We also recently read the disturbing statistic that three in ten divorcing UK couples blame arguments over the washing up and their other halves not pulling the weight around the house for the demise of their relationship. *
With that scary thought in mind, we’ve put together these top hacks to help get those dishes done whilst keeping the love with family and friends.
A well-known golden rule - whoever cooks doesn’t do the dishes.
Make dishwashing a team effort. One in the sink, a couple with tea towels; turn up the music and catch up on the day’s news.
Washing up is so much easier with super hot water and the right tools – remember your Dishmatic friends are all designed to get the job done. If your water isn’t hot enough – add a kettle full of boiling water.
Make washing up an act of random kindness. If your flatmate has had a full-on day (exams, important work meetings, busy time with the kids) why not offer to do the dishes? This generosity of spirit will be remembered and who knows, may even be reciprocated.
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Whilst taking on the washing up challenge, go a step further and blitz the whole kitchen. Waking up the next day to everything sparkly clean could just be the kick start needed to keep it looking that way.
Remember, only make a mess if you’re happy to clean it up. The kitchen is the heart of the home and needs to be treated as such.
Don’t put food in the washing up bowl. Urghh! Scrape any food debris into the bin as soon as you’ve finished eating. Don’t give yourself an excuse to bail before you’ve started.
A good soaking works wonders. It’s then just a case of grabbing one of your Dishmatic friends to finish off the job.
Head to our Facebook page now and tag your washing up worst offender, but then give them our helpful hints, sit back and watch their transformation (hopefully).
We’d also love to hear if any of our tips strike a chord with friends, flatmates and family, as washing up is not worth falling out over.
Always on hand, the Dishmatic range has a tool for every type of washing up. With new colours always being added to the range there’s even more choice to get you excited about the dishes!