(Closed) How often do you do dishes?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: We wash the dishes
    After every use : (42 votes)
    24 %
    Once a day : (72 votes)
    41 %
    Once every two days : (31 votes)
    18 %
    Once every three days : (19 votes)
    11 %
    Once every four days : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Once every five days : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Once every six days : (0 votes)
    Once a week : (4 votes)
    2 %
    Less than once a week : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Eww, I’m like you. I could NOT do them every 2-3 days!

    Post # 4
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    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We fill the dishwasher after each use, but run it only when it’s full which is like twice a week.

    Post # 6
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
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    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
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    2397 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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
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    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
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    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    About every-other day. Basically whenever the dishwasher is full.

    Post # 16
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @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.

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