Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Works for Me Wednesday 3

My tip for "Works for Me Wednesday" is how I organize my silverware in the dishwasher. I put all the small forks in one section, small spoons in another, knives in one, big forks in another, and so on. When I unload the dishwasher, it saves a lot of time sorting silverware...each section of silverware I pull out of the dishwasher has its own section in the silverware drawer organizer. (This doesn't always work as efficiently if I've cooked several things that day and have lots of "odds and ends," but it still saves time by sorting somewhat-like things together.) Works for me!

Disclaimer: You might get the idea that I am super-organized. This is not the case. I have very few things that "work for me" and most of them I didn't not think up on my own--this one included! I am perfectly okay, however, stealing other people's organizational tips and trying to apply them to my semi-organized life! :-) Thanks to my friend Rhonda at church for this one...



Go check out all the other great tips at Shannon's blog

21 comments:

GranolaGirl12 said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tip. (By the way-- we have a 9 month old too!)

Peach said...

Great idea. My DP loads our dishwasher, and he has trained ME to do it this way!

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lammyann said...

:-) Great idea--and don't apologize----Let people think you are super organized! WORKS FOR ME! LOL
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Katrina said...

Great idea! (I've been known to steal organizational ideas, too - you have to do what works!) :)

stephanie said...

That's a great idea! If I had a dishwasher, I would definitely try that! :)

Rabbit said...

I do that too! SO much easier to unload. Great minds think alike! :)

Amy said...

Great idea and would definitely save us a little time. Thanks for the idea!

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

a good idea! :)

Shalee said...

We sometimes do this, but with the kids helping me now, I am just happy to get them in the washer! It is a great time saver, so we will teach them this one too.

Gabriela said...

I like your idea, anything that makes life a little easier!

Mom2fur said...

I really like this one. I'm going to try it next dishwasher wash. I have also heard it's a good idea to alternate spoons right side up or upside down so they don't 'nest' against each other.

Sandra said...

OMG I can't believe I never thought of this LOL

This is brilliant, thank you SO much....I was just about to start a load of laundry too, now I am going in there to reorganize the silverware :)

Great tip :)

Mama Duck said...

Great idea! Now if my little guy didn't rearrange my silverware constantly, we'd be all set ;).

Heather Smith said...

That is a good idea! I'm not usually on dish duty, but I'll remember this when I am!

Joy said...

What a good idea! You shouldn't have told us you aren't super orgazined...you'd have had us all thinking you're a regulare Martha Stewart over there!!
Have a great day!!

Anna said...

Great idea! I love all of these "works for me wednesday" blogs!

Crystal said...

That's the way we do it here and you're right it is quite a timesaver!

Mary said...

You know, sometimes it's the simple things that really work well for us! I have another silverware-related tip. When I just cannot face loading/unloading the dishwasher, I start with the silverware and tell myself that's all I have to do! Then, when I'm finished with that, it's easy to just keep going! It seems a little cheesy, but when I struggled with depression and had a hard time doing very simple every day tasks, this was very helpful!

Glass Half Full said...

I am SO late checking on WFMW's!! I love your idea - easy grabbing and putting away!!

Can I call you MARTHA STEWART?? (Just kidding)

Wendy said...

Love this idea. This will help so much because my kids help me unload our dishwasher.



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