(Closed) Are you OCD about your dishwasher?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes – and Darling Husband doesn’t do it right. Haha!

But in all seriousness, he doesn’t organize things in there efficiently.  So when he thinks the dishwasher is full, I can rearrange and it is only 1/2 to 2/3 full and doesn’t need to be run yet.

Post # 4
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m not allowed to load our dishwasher b/c I am just like your DH!!! Drives my Darling Husband insane ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used to! Like CRAZY!

But… then my mom started a home for women, and over about a year I had to get over it b/c I was constantly going behind the reseidents and re-loading the dishwasher. lol

Now, I don’t care as long as they get clean… if for some reason I notice that they aren’t then I’ll say something.

Post # 7
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

omg.. I have a super specific way of fitting everything in there and I can’t stand it when it’s not done right. If FH loads it after a big dinner, I may rearrange things so that more can get in there, because I HATE washing dishes with a passion. 

Post # 8
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I totally have to go behind him to rearrange. But I hate doing dishes and loading them in the first place. So we’ve worked it out–he load, I rearrange, he unloads. Slowly over time, he is starting to load the way I do.

Post # 9
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Wonderwoman217: I don’t let him load the dishwasher. He kept putting things that would melt if they went in the bottom rack (instead of the top rack), putting knives down instead of blade up, putting bowls on top of dishes so they don’t get cleaned, etc.

It was driving me absolutely nuts! Such a waste of space, water and heat. I just do it now; it takes me 6 minutes to load it vs. 15 for him to do it haphazardly. 

Post # 10
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yes I am OCD about my dishwasher. 90% of what I own is antique so I hate it when someone uses my dishwasher. They ruin my stuff!! Like last night wahhhaaa!

Post # 11
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Darling Husband loads it!  I’m hands off on that one!

Thought I’d share this from the new Oatmeal comic:

What we should have learned in our senior year of high school:

Post # 12
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MademoiselleL: Yep, sounds about right, lol!!!

I let Darling Husband load it, and then I go back and reload it. Somehow the guy can manage to fill up the dishwasher with two plates and a glass, I don’t get it. For a while I tried organizing the cutlery so it would be easier when I took it out, but then I realized maybe that was going overboard and stopped. Plus it’s always gross when the spoons stick together.

Post # 14
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

lol, this is so funny!!!

Darling Husband and I were seriously just talking about this 10 minutes ago when he was being sweet and loading it up and I was coming behind and saying, “no put the glass on the bottom and the plastic on the top. No you can’t put that in their or it will melt. See if you put them this way they can all fit….” blah blah

He does it mostly right and I think most of my OCD with it is just because my mother hammered it into my head so strongly when I was young ๐Ÿ™‚

I just read the thread to him and we laughed about it though. I told him, “It’s okay. You did it 90% right.” And he said, “Oh good, I got an A” lol

Post # 16
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@bakerella: I love you. Totally think we would be friends IRL! I also thought about sorting my cutlery, but know that it’s better to mix it up just for the reason you stated. But I have to fight the urge to make sure that there is at least one kind of each type in each slot- big fork, little fork, big spoon, little spoon and a knife. ๐Ÿ™‚

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