If there’s one thing that makes a lot of homes look untidy and unclean then it’s that lots of people don’t do their washing up regularly enough. The problem is that we decide to leave it until later and this then means it becomes too much of a pile to do quickly. That then means the surfaces in the kitchen get covered in plates so we start leaving them in the other rooms meaning the whole house becomes untidy. Then flies get attracted to the old particles of food on your plates and the smell and generally it’s not a good scenario.

But staying on top of your washing up can be a lot easier if you know how to organize yourself. Here we will look at how you can make this much easier.

Wash Up Right Away: Everyone will tell you this, but really do it. It only takes two minutes to wash up your plate after a sandwich and you don’t even need to worry too much about soap or hot water as there hasn’t been anything raw on the plate and it’s not going to be terribly unhygienic. Make a rule to do it right away, or if you can’t bring yourself to do that then set a specific time every day when you will be able to do it – such as first thing in the morning when you’re making breakfast.

Set Out The Draining Board Well: One of the reasons we often don’t do the washing up is because it can be a pain to have to pile it up, or it can take ages to dry up as we go. Make sure then that you have a draining board that is large enough and empty enough to easily stack all the things you wash as you go and this will make your life a lot easier and mean you’re less likely to put it off.

Don’t Be Petty: You know that thing you do where it’s not your turn to do the washing up so you stubbornly leave it, cutting off your own nose to spite your face in the process? Well yea, don’t do that… This will only ruin your property too, so just be the bigger man/woman and do it when it’s necessary. And if you get fed up then just make that your job and give the other person something else to do that doesn’t matter so much.

Tools: As well as a good draining board it can help to have other good tools and cleaning utensils – cleaning out glasses is very frustrating, but only when you don’t have a sponge on the end of a plastic handle which makes this much easier and again stops you from putting it off quite so much.

Put the TV On: At the same time you can also make yourself dread doing the washing up a little less by making it fun. That might sound a little too naïve and Mary Poppins-esque, but if you have a good TV program on and can see the TV easily, or if you have a sing and a dance with your favourite song on then this can be a lot less painful.

Thanks to Simon Jones who is a West Oakland, CA based home renovator and  Carpet Cleaning Service provider for this post. If you need any protective clothing for your washing up visit our shop for the best prices!