(Closed) Bees without a dishwasher: How often do you do dishes?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: How often do you do dishes? Who does them?
    More than once a day : (61 votes)
    29 %
    Daily : (68 votes)
    33 %
    Every 2-3 days : (48 votes)
    23 %
    Every 4-5 days : (8 votes)
    4 %
    Every 5-6 days : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Once a week : (8 votes)
    4 %
    More than a week, less than 2 weeks : (0 votes)
    2+ weeks : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I always do them : (11 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    When I didn’t have a dishwasher, I washed dishes after every meal. I can’t stand having dirty dishes in the sink — personal pet peeve of mine!

    Post # 4
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    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    We wash dishes at least once a day. We don’t want them in the sink or lying around. You pretty much have to keep up with them as you use them because then it’s not so bad.

    Post # 5
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    5371 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    We do the dishes everyday or every other day depending on how many there are. Usually I do them since my FI hates doing dishes even more than I do ahah.

    Post # 6
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    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    The only things I wash in the sink are pots and pans so I only do dishes when we cook a big meal basically. Some stuff we make we don’t need pots/pans and only use something that can go in the dishwasher. 

    Post # 7
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    11353 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    This is what my mother has done for her entire life. She has never had a dishwasher and really doesn’t think she has room for one in her kitchen. I really wish she had one.

    I HAVE a dishwasher, and, when everyone (DH, two stepchildren, and me) is here, I load it at least once — sometimes three times — a day.  I really do not like to hand wash anything if I can possibly avoid it. I am very, very, very thankful for my dishwasher. I hope you are able to have one soon.

    Post # 9
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    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I hate doing dishes.  Hate, Hate, Hate! I will let them pile up, then just do them all.  So, when my schedule isn’t so bad, I do them about twice a week.  My Hubby and I finally gave in and bought a portable dishwasher, which he is picking up right now.   Yey for me!, and for the pile of dishes in my kitchen right now.  :O 

    Post # 10
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    2164 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I can’t imagine not having a dishwasher…but, having anything in the sink at all, is a total pet peeve of mine, so I can confidently say I’d always do dishes after every single meal. This may sound too anal, but when I think of plates or silverware in the sink, I think of it attracting bugs and freak out. 

    Post # 11
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have lived in 4 houses/apartments since moving out of my parents, and none of them had dishwashers, and I always said, “I don’t care if I live in a dump, it BETTER have a dishwasher!” I think I hated doing dishes more than anyone else on this planet. One time, when I lived with 2 other roommates, it was my turn to do the dishes, and I put it off for so long, we had no clean dishes left to use. So instead of just washing them, I put them all in a trash bag and drove them over to my parent’s and had them put them in their dishwasher! Omg, looking back it was such a horrible thing to do, but now that I FINALLY have a dishwasher, I vow to never handwash a dish again. Luckily I have a FI who loves me and will wash the stray dish for me!

    So anyway, I definitely relate. Doing dishes everyday is not realistic, for me atleast, or for anyone who has a job or life. I always tried washing every dish RIGHT after each meal, but it just never happened…..

    Post # 12
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    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

    My husband does them 90% of the time — I put them away, he washes. But we both can’t WAIT to buy a house and get a dishwasher.

    Post # 13
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    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @auggiefrog:  This is how I am! Our dishes are piled up in the sink as I speak… and we’ve actually been using paper plates in order to not add anymore to it. I have to do them, I know. Other things just get in the way sometimes. Lol.

    Portable dishwasher though? I have never heard of that! How much are they and where can I get one?!? 

    Post # 14
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    2254 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We have a dishwasher, and we never use it. It’s probably bc we’re Asian but growing up neither of our families ever used them except for storing dishes. lol Usually we do dishes about 1-2 times a day. It’s not that big of a deal bc there’s only two of us.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have a dishwasher and dishes still end up piling up in the sink. I may not be washing the dishes but loading and unloading the dishwasher is still a pain in the butt , I actually find hand washing easier sometimes. Quite often I end up having to load the dishwasher and then hand wash the remaining dishes just so that I can catch up and have an empty sink and there is only two of us

    Post # 16
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    557 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    On average 3 times a day.

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