Dishwashing------ Wait for tomorrow!

Dishes - Dirty Kitchen Utensils!
@cloud31 (5811)
May 11, 2010 3:07pm CST
Do you have your habit let dishes stay over night in the sink? A pile of dirty dishes waiting tomorrow to be wash? There are times when I need to be away from home for sometimes and when I come back I found my sink is full of stuff as my house keeper has a habit of letting the dishes stays over night and It make me sick.I really don't like dirty dishes stay in the sink over night, I always make sure it has to be wash before bed time as it can attract insects, and other creature in the kitchen. How about you guys? Do you have this habit or did you do it sometimes?
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May 10
NO! They need to be washed right away. We used to have a dishwasher and would just fill it and sanitize all but now we don't so our only option is to wash in hot water and not let them set for long.
@cloud31 (5811)
12 May 10
Hello celticeagle, Yeah its proper to have it done right after the dinner was over,your way of cleaning them is the best in substitute of dishwasher we can soak into hot water and also known a powerful and good way to get rid of greases. Thank you for sharing and Good day
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
12 May 10
Yes, soaking in hot water is a good idea. And using gloves so you can be sure of good and hot water too.
@cloud31 (5811)
14 May 10
I love your advice and Thank you so much! Have a great weekend!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 May 10
I cannot stand having my dishes left over night. The only time I will let something stand in the water is if it needs to be soaked and if it is still crusty the next day will get out the vinegar and baking soda. If one leaves the dishes piled in the sink or even in the dish washer, what happens is it is harder to get them clean. It is also healthier and makes me feel better.
@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hi there, Exactly,I find that's really the result of leaving dishes undone and let stay overnight,you are right to say it gets harder to cleans them up when it stays over night as it turns sticky and oily.For hygiene sake we have to make it done before bed. Thanks for sharing and Good day!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
14 May 10
If I have to leave my dishes overnight, I will soak them in water. It is the lesser of two evils. Most of the time, I will wash before I go to bed because I am not exactly a morning person.
@cloud31 (5811)
14 May 10
That's nice to know,Thank you for sharing your views ! Have a great weekend!
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
11 May 10
When I was younger I would do this, I'd even wait a few days even because I was lazy to wash the things. Now though I am older and we put things in the dishwasher so that the only thing in the sink are usually there to be soaked overnight, which is usually the dog dishes.
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hi SomeCowgirl, Most of us when young felt lazy with this chores I even find myself being that way too, since I'm the youngest sibling I usually run away after dinner so I won't be obliged doing so.But now I learned that it has to be done before bed time for hygiene sake.I'm glad good to know you doing the same too. Thanks and Good day ahead!
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
12 May 10
It is better to get things done then to procrastinate about them. I've found that you worry your whole day a way with mindsets like "Oh I'll do it in a few minutes" and then a few minutes later "Oh I'll do it at blah blah time". Right now I need to hop to and get some chores done, so I am procrastinating and being a hypocrite all in one sitting, talk to you later, and I appreciate your comment back to me.
@cloud31 (5811)
14 May 10
Thanks for that wonderful advice from you Ms SomeCowgirl, Have a happy weekend!!
11 May 10
This one of my habit sometimes I'm lazy to wash the dishes and I let it stay over night and in the morning its a all dishes dried up with all sauce over it.lol.This happened when I'm tired and no mood to do household chores.
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hi there, I really can't stand dirty dishes in the sink,even how hard exhausted I am I really need cleans them up.Thanks and Good day!
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@pabreen (237)
• Philippines
12 May 10
Before I go to bed I see to it that all the dishes are clean together with my gas range so that when I wake up in the morning I will find my kitchen tidy and it brings me a feeling of freshness when I see everything in place. I too can't sleep if I know that I have an unfinished job waiting.
@cloud31 (5811)
14 May 10
@pabreen, That's good to know,that's exactly everyone should do,observe cleanliness and hygiene at home.Thanks for your response!
@yumanal (143)
• China
12 May 10
I love food,so an impulse,but also fear fry cook.T try to do their own vision of the food,bu also a great leasure in life.The only dishes,which was a real torment. Cooking,the stomach is empty;dinner ready,you can imagine and enjoyed some,the spirit of change could not help but greatly enncouraged.And dinner is done,people are lazy, do not want to move,so look greasy or fishy look pots and pans,goingg to wash them,put neat,really harder than climbing. A frend said she dished from childhood,to the practice of it,she loves washing now .Unfortunately,ah,can not marry her,or I can be much less suffering.
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@cloud31 (5811)
12 May 10
I don't get you so far but anyway its kinda confusing what the meaning inside your statement if you could make it clear for me then it would be better.Thank you and Happy mylotting!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
12 May 10
Hi cloud! I am afraid to admit that although I hate to leave dishes in the sink, I am sometimes at fault for doing this too! I usually eat kind of late in the evening and sometimes I just don't feel like washing the dishes, especially if the pots are really messed up and need to soak! I know I shouldn't do this for fear of insects too! But, I do sometimes leave them until the next day! I know that now that the weather is going to get warmer I will definitely have to stop this habit or I surely will have "creepy crawlers"! But, then again, I don't do much cooking in the warmer weather!lol
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@cloud31 (5811)
12 May 10
Hello ms Opal, There you are .Well, sometimes when we feel not doing even how many days we can keep it till we feel we need to do it.lol.especially when you are living alone or maybe you seldom having meal at home it kind of lazy chores and leave there for several days. Its good I believe you will start washing from time to time but of course if its not really convenient for you then don't over work yourself,keep safe and take care of your health .Good day ahead!
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
11 May 10
I hate waking up to dirty dishes so I very rarely leave them!
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@cloud31 (5811)
12 May 10
Absolutely, I agree with you..Thanks
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@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
11 May 10
You have to tell your housekeeper what you want. Indeed, it is not good to let unwashed dishes stay in the sink the whole evening because all sorts of dirty creatures like roaches, mice, etc. will crawl around and even leave their dirt. That's very bad for your health. You have to tell your housekeeper this. I think she's the lazy type. I never leave dirty dishes on the sink overnight. As much as possible I want the dishes washed immediately after use. That is what our housekeeper does.
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@cloud31 (5811)
12 May 10
You are right, I did told her about this before but when I'm not at home she may might forget doing so finally I find it out[em]lol[/em.But anyway I agree with you it has to be done before bedtime its not really right leaving things in the sink as I have said its really unhygienic and it can be the reason to catch diseases. Thanks and Happy myLotting!
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@rain28 (50)
• Canada
11 May 10
I don't have to wash dishes I'm using disposable wares and its burden free.lol
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
That's good for you, hope you disposable will not run out of stockkidding.
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• Philippines
11 May 10
I don't really wash the dishes. It has been always my brother's job and he does that. He always leaves all the dishes overnight and washes it the next day. It's kinda annoying but all of us don't mind. As long as he does his job, then that's fine. =)
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hi seventhblue, Nice reason for that, you have a good point its not your obligation and its not even your job to cleans up so, you let it manage himself .Anyway keep clean..Nice day ahead!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
11 May 10
I do not mind if the dishes sit in the sink and wait until tomorrow to get cleaned up. There's not that many dishes in my house so that may be why. If there were lots of them I'm certain that my wife would wash them before we went to bed as she doesn't like dirty dishes in the sink either. Maybe it's a woman thing
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
That's good to know your wife will have it done and of course women always think about proper hygiene and that's pretty good.Thaks and Good day!
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@ericpapasit (1276)
• Philippines
11 May 10
ewwww! it is a bad habit cloud I may say... there are reports here in our city that people get sick due to rats because they left their dishes overnight.
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hi eric, You are right, its really a bad habit,that's exactly what my meaning is,keep dirty dishes over night attract insects,rats and bugs and that will of course spread out diseases so its a must to have them cleaned before retiring. Thanks and Good day!
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
11 May 10
I do sometimes let dishes set, but it is a bad habit, and one I wouldn't want a housekeeper to have. You are totally correct that it attracts insects and can also make a stink. If I were paying someone to keep my home clean, I would expect them to have the dishes done before they retire for the evening.
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hi there, Yeah we can consider that's really a bad habit,she used to do that when I'm away but of course I can't blame her for that she may want to relax sometimes so she forget doing so,lol.But its not really my kind leaving dishes undone.Thanks for sharing and Good day!
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@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
11 May 10
I can't go to bed with dirty dishes in the sick..I will let them airdry overnight and put them away in the morning though..ewwww. just the thought of bugs and other things...
@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
There you are I know you are that kind, I believe you can cleans up mess before bed time.Thanks and Good day!
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• United States
11 May 10
I always have a habit of doing this. When my husband does the dishes he keeps up with them. We take turns doing the dishes as well as the other chores around the house. I remember when I was living at home with my parents my mom would get mad at us for letting them stack up.
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
That's really a good habit,I can say you are a clean freak and that's so sweet taking turns with your hubby for this stuff, its really an inspiring couple.Keep it up and Thank you for sharing!
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@jugsjugs (13045)
11 May 10
You are lucky that you have a house keeper.I have a dish washer that keeps breaking down and i detest washing up,but i could never leave all the night befores washing up for the next morning.My dishwasher broke down today and for the first time i have only got to wait until tomorrow to get it mended.
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hello jugs, Oh that's really bad,yeah my house keeper will leave the dishes usually when I'm not at home but of course when I'm there she won't be able to do that. We really can't leave dishes in the sink and so we tried to have it done and for the dishwasher I used to have one but it keeps breaking as well I guess its better for us for manual washing.lol. Thanks jugs,Great day ahead!
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• United States
11 May 10
Wash everything cooking or eating related as soon as you are done with it. While cooking waiting for this or that to be ready, time is used cleaning up. After eating clean dishes and, Ta Da!
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
That's a good advice from you, its a good thing to cleans up mess after the cooking and eating is over.Thanks for that! Happy myLotting!
• United States
11 May 10
lol, I have this habit cloud sometimes even not over night its a day and more,I'm living alone and I'm lazy to wash dishes.lol
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hi there, Oh that so sad to know,because your lazy then it would be more hard to had it done when things become harder or sticky, right maybe you could start doing now .Thanks.
• United States
11 May 10
I try to always wash my dishes before I retire for the night. It's not that I mind them sitting there until I can get to them. IT's just that I hate getting up to a dirty kitchen in the morning!
@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Hi ms mac, That's very good habit of yours.I can't even stand that myself.Thanks for sharing Good day!
• Iran
11 May 10
hey i feel same,sometimes i think I am a dirty man when I sow my kitchen. good luck with your dishes
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@cloud31 (5811)
11 May 10
Sure you don't like to get things all mess yah? Get it done everytime. Thanks