Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Works for me Wednesday


Do you ever find yourself with a dishwasher that needs to be run, but it's not really full? I hate to waste that space!
When that happens to me, I have a few things I regularly run through the dishwasher.
One is the glass tray in the microwave. While it's being cleaned, I spray the interior of the microwave, for an easy clean up.
Also - did you know that the grates, from a gas stove can go through the dishwasher? They can get so messy, and this is an easy way to clean them up.
What about that glass that sits in your bathroom? It needs a regular run through the wash too.
I also have a vase with dry branches in my dining room. From time to time, I fill a dishwasher spot with it.
Making good use of my dishwasher space works for me. For more tips, visit Kristen at We are THAT Family.

21 comments:

mommaof3 said...

some good tips

Betty said...

The grates from the stove! What a good idea, never thought of that. I will do that next time I have room to spare.
Thanks for the tips!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great tips Mari! I have also thrown in the glass globes from light fixtures as well as certain knick knacks.

~ Tracy

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Good ideas!

Bonnie said...

you always have the best WFMW tips !

jenniferw said...

These are great ideas! I do that too ... so many things can benefit from a splish-splash in the dishwasher. If I could, I'd put my whole kitchen floor in there.

Momma Roar said...

Great ideas!! :)

With 3 little ones, I feel like I rarely feel like I have any extra room, but I'll remember these when I do!! :)

Eden said...

Wonderful ideas! Thank you. I've done the cups from the bathrooms, and even the water cup for the kitties. But somehow never thought about the plate from the microwave and I also like Ms. Bake-It's idea for the light fixtures.

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Connie said...

Good ideas!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

those are great tips, and I'd be sure to employ them ...if I had a dishwasher!
i like to do everything by hand...dishwashing for me is very soothing and theraputic! i don't know why! lol

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Angel Muly said...

great ideas, I usually hand wash those things and run the dishwasher sometimes not all the way full. Never again. Thanks

Brooke said...

excellent tips - also thanks for the reminder to put a glass tray for the microwave on my "to buy" list. the previous owner must have broken it or taken it with them when the left.

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Excellent tips! You can also wash the glasses from your light fixtures or hurricane lamps in the dishwasher as well and toss in your sponges too to disinfect them.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

septembermom said...

Mari, you have the best tips!!

Sandra said...

Good tips! Sometimes I'll do my husband's hat. I have a hat rack just for that.

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Great tip. I rarely have an empty-ish dishwasher, but one day...one day I'm sure I will. :-)

Life with Kaishon said...

Great tip about the microwave oven tray! Smart.

Kim said...

You always have such great ideas!

All I need now is a dishwasher. LOL

Tricia said...

Great ideas! Those are the kinds of things I don't often think about really cleaning...grill rack going in tonight's dishwasher load!

Thanks!!

Cyndy said...

Great ideas! I also throw the bath toys into the top rack when I have extra room because everything can use that REALLY hot cleaning every now and then.