I prefer having no unwashed (rinsed-only) dishes in the sink dish drain at bedtime. Sometimes it happens though, if I am too tired, or if I haven't unloaded the dishwasher yet, or both. Emptying the dishwasher right away helps, but is not always possible. Usually I run the dishwasher in the evening without the heat-dry feature on, leave the door ajar overnight, and put the clean dishes away in the morning.
Sounds like you don't have a dishwasher, Sabine...? I didn't for 14 years and I hated it. I feel for you, if you don't - esp. having 2 kids (at home) and a hubby too! I'd probably have to wait until the a.m. too. I'd be too tired. There would be a big risk of cooking coming to a screeching halt if we didn't have a DW. It took a long time for me to stop dreading washing dishes when planning a big meal after we moved into this house.
I also take out the garbage, sweep the floor, run a clorox wipe over the table and countertops and in and around the sinks before bedtime. Clean slate in the morning.
I wish I could be like those people who vacuum everyday, but I'm not there yet.
Last edited by MsSmith; 10-01-2013 at 12:48 PM.
Paleo Diet: 8-25-13 Wt: 185 BF% 27
Primal Diet (Lower Fat/Carb): 9-27, Wt: 176.4
Potato Hack Diet (Rotation): 11-12, Wt: 171.2
Primal Diet (LF/C): 1-23-14, Wt: 159.6
CW: 159.8 GW: 130 CBF%: 24.38
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