Post # 1
Let me start with, I HATE not having a dishwasher. It is a must have for our next house.
But, I feel like I am doing dishes everyday. Literally, if I skip a day it gets out of control. But I just feel like that is much more frequent than it should be.
How often do you find yourselves doing dishes?
Post # 3
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
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
@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
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
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
On average 3 times a day.