Unloading a dishwasher is one job no one loves, but you can make it a whole lot easier by just assigning the space next to it for storing plates, knives, cups and other everyday items, says Myquillyn of Nesting Place.
While renovating her kitchen recently, she planned for the dishwasher to be right next door to the storage for the stuff that she washes in the dishwasher. Of course, this needn’t be a task you only take up during remodelling. If there is a storage space next to your dishwasher, then just move stuff there.
Now, everything but pots and pans can be unloaded from the dishwasher without even taking a step. Dishwasher unloading takes about 90 seconds and even the 16-year-old thanked me for planning out the kitchen to make unloading the dishwasher super fast and non-dread-inducing.
I had a moment where I wondered if the silverware should be closer to the table since that’s where we use it. But then I figured it would be best to cater to the chore I dread the most. Which isn’t grabbing the forks to put on the table, but rather putting away the forks from the dishwasher.
It might not be storage next to the dishwasher that works well for you. Myquillyn’s basic advice is to look for what task you dread the most in the kitchen and rearrange your space so that it becomes much easier — an idea we’ve talked about before in our geek’s guide to rebooting your kitchen.