How to Ignore the Dishes in Your Sink ALL DAY

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Want to save some time in your day by skipping the dish washing? Here’s how to get it done!

How to Ignore Dishes in Your Sink All Day

How to Ignore the Dishes

Note: This article is part of a new series here on Little House Living where we will have a bit of fun and laugh at this thing called homemaking. This article is meant to be satirical.

Step 1: Make more dishes dirty.

It’s easy to see a few dishes in the sink and want to just get them taken care of. The more dishes you add to the sink, the less likely you are to want to wash them.

Add as many dishes as you can to the sink. Don’t make one-pot meals, dirty every single one of your pots and pans every time you cook.

Another thing that helps is to let the kids use as many cups as they want to during the day. They regularly do this anyway, so this is an easy way to accomplish this task.

Step 2: Go outside.

Out of sight, out of mind, right? If you go outside more during the day, you won’t see that growing mass of dishes in the sink.

If you can’t go outside, go to the basement for the day, take a bubble bath, and find other ways of staying out of the kitchen.

Dirty Dishes

Step 3: Find ways to mask the smell.

One of the main issues with leaving dishes in your sink all day is that they can start to smell after a while and remind you that they are there.

To overcome this obstacle, light a candle in the kitchen, use an air freshener, or maybe even dump baking soda all over the dirty dishes. All of these things should help you get rid of that smell.

Step 4: Share all about it.

We all know that when we share our pictures on social media we get the support of friends, family, and even strangers. Go ahead and share pictures of your dirty sink on your favorite social media channels and encourage your friends to do the same. Be sure to use the hashtag #relatable in your post!

Need more humor for your day? Read my post on How to Deorganize Your Cupboards.

Feel free to share this with your friends on social media so we can all laugh together!

I’ll be back next week with another edition of imperfect homemaking!

Me and Kady

Merissa Alink

Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple and frugal life on Little House Living since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to freedom on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.

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  1. I like it we do use a dishwasher but sometimes we don’t load it until the end of the day we are procrastinators 😂

  2. One more tip—give those dishes a quick rinse with the sprayer before leaving them so bits of food splatter and get stuck to the sink. Scrubbing old, crusty food off your sink is not only a mood booster but a great arm workout! 😉

  3. This is great!! Now I won’t feel so bad about ignoring the dishes. Please come up with a way to ignore the laundry which is definitely not my favorite thing to do.

  4. These articles are great. They bring a smile and make me laugh although I know of households who use every pot and pan when cooking along with those whose children dirty every cup in the house.
    Oh well, to each hid own but for me, dishes have to be done (that’s just how I grew up).
    Have a great week ahead.

  5. No dishwasher here other than my husband and me. I have accomplished all your above directives. Today, I may make a snowman, outside, and ignore my dishes again! Digging out poison ivy roots outside, in February, is to be preferred instead of dishes.