Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: No dish drainer on the counter
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Please accept my apologies for the tardiness of this post; we have been away for a few days! My brothers are also here visiting us right now. I'll share pictures from their visit later! :)
Okay, today's kitchen tip is just coming out of the experimental stages. ;)
If you've seen my kitchen pictures, you can see that I was used to having a plastic dish drainer sitting on the counter at all times. While I like the dish drainer, it seemed to be a constant puddle and unloading it was my least favorite thing to do!
I decided to try experimenting with just not having the dish drainer out. Instead of stacking my hand-washed dishes in the drainer, I put a towel on the counter and put them on that.
Somehow having a few dishes on a towel is more motivating for me to get them quickly put away so that I can then have full use of my kitchen counter -- without an empty dish drainer in the way! :) (I used to intend to put the dish drainer under the sink when it was empty but somehowI didn't usually get to that step!)
And of course, I can easily throw the towel in the wash if it's stayed wet or has been used for a few days. This wouldn't have worked before I had a dish washer, but now that I do have one this seems to be the best setup! :)
What do you do for clean wet hand-washed dishes? Do you dry them? Let them air dry? I'd love to hear what works best for you in your kitchen! :)
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