Post # 1
I was raised in a household where when you were done with a dish, you washed it right away. DH’s parents, however, wash dishes maybe every 2-3 days. I heard that and went, “Ick.” We clash on this quite a bit–I am obsessive about getting them done, but he likes to let them pile up for a day or two. But really–how hard is it to just scrub it down with a little soap and warm water? It’s not like you have to fill the sink up every time. Eeeeeeeeegad.
So, how often do the dishes get done in your house?
Post # 3
Eww, I’m like you. I could NOT do them every 2-3 days!
Post # 4
We fill the dishwasher after each use, but run it only when it’s full which is like twice a week.
Post # 5
Dude, I’d kill for a dishwasher…our apartment sucks that way.
Post # 6
We run the dishwasher every day. I swear every morning starts by me unloading and reloading the dishwasher. I’ve come to resent it some days 😉
Post # 7
We use a washer and only run it when it’s full (1 to 2 times a week). Sometimes some dishes pile in the sink when we don’t have time to empty the cleans. Personally, I’m more icked out by touching dirty dishes to clean them!
Post # 8
We do them about every 2 days. Only because we have a dishwasher and we dont use enough dishes in one day to run it without it being wasteful. Once we use a dish it goes into the dishwasher though, it rarely will hang out in the sink unless it needs to soak.
Post # 9
Once a day. The only meal we really eat at home during the week is dinner, so after I cook dinner, he loads the dishwasher.
Post # 10
we wash after every meal, when we’re lazy it’s once a day…but dishes NEVER stay in the sink over night. yeck.
Post # 11
We have a dishwasher but its a pain in the ass since it takes like 5 hours to complete a full cycle so I normally just hand wash the dishes. I’m pretty good about getting them done as soon as we’re finished using them but this week I’ve been kind of lazy. We currently have a pretty good size pile accumulating in the sink. Hopefully I find the ambition to deal with them tomorrow.
Post # 12
When I lived in an apartment during undergrad I lived with two other girls. They shared their dishes and I had my own. We each took over one side of the sink. I got obsessive about rinsing mine off so I could just do them once a week so as to not waste water. Now we do have a dishwasher but FH is a little more stringent on what goes in the dishwasher than I am, so we still have a sink full by the end of the week. However, again I am very obsessive about rinsing them off so they don’t stink and so they’re not so gross to do. I HATE with a filthy passion icky water!
Post # 13
Well we also load the dishwasher as we use dishes and then we run it when its full, so a couple times a week!
Post # 14
Never………….because it’s my husband’s job. 🙂
The rule is they have to be cleaned before he goes to bed and he empties the dishwasher in the morning so that I can try to fill it as I cook.
Post # 15
About every-other day. Basically whenever the dishwasher is full.
Post # 16
@Mrs Grape: Well, dishwashers are few and far between where I live, so there is a lot more involved than just a little water and soap. We do them probably every other day, sometimes longer. I wish we did them more often, but it’s really time consuming, so we tend to try and do a bunch all at once. Rent on an apartment without dishwasher = $1400, rent on one with it: $1800+. Scary.