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How to simplify dishwashing: actionable tips and tricks

Yulia PoteriankoLife
A pile of dirty dishes scares the brain, but you can trick it a little

On the list of your least favorite household chores, washing dishes will definitely be one of the first. It's a tedious chore that has to be done every day. Even a dishwasher doesn't solve the problem completely, because plates and pots need to be washed from food residue before loading.

But, as OBOZREVATEL found out, there are a few psychological tricks that can make washing dishes a much more enjoyable experience. You may even love this task!

Just one soapy sponge

The biggest resistance in our brain is the sight of a pile of dishes to be sorted. Efficiency experts advise dividing such unpleasant tasks into stages. A trick called "one soap sponge" can work with washing dishes. Apply a single dose of detergent to the sponge and use it all without adding a drop. When the soap runs out, turn off the water and do something else to take a break. The next time you come back to the dishes, the pile won't be so daunting. Do as many rounds as you need until you're done.

The easy case

Wash all the dishes that do not require washing with a special liquid or gel right away. For example, if you measured out cereal for porridge with a measuring cup or drank water from a glass, don't put it in the sink, rinse it out and put it back in place right away. It takes a second, but this approach helps to significantly reduce the pile of dishes that you have to clean up afterwards.

Free sink

All the dirty dishes piled up in the sink look intimidating. Moreover, it is more difficult to wash them when the pyramid reaches the tap. So don't dump everything in a pile. Put some of the items you need to wash near the sink on a special rubber mat. For example, do this with items that are not stained with grease and are therefore easy to clean. The brain will perceive the organized appearance of dirty dishes with less resistance, and it will be easier for you to cope with washing.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to arrange the dishes in the dishwasher to wash them in the best possible way.

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