When you want things to change and you don’t know where to start, doing this one thing is something that will make a real difference in your life. You will see and feel something happening. You will begin to realize that something is really changing.
Forming new habits are imperative to becoming organized.
The habit you are forming right now in tip #1, is to wash your dishes every time you use one. No more dropping things in the sink till later.
If you have dishes now that need to be done, do them…
Take all the dishes out of the sink and fill it half way up with hot sudsy water.
Then put your dishes in it and let them soak for about 5 to 10 minutes. If you have a dishwasher, soak them, then put the soaked dishes in it, and start it up.
Put the dishes away as soon as you are able to, you can let them air dry.
Right now start making it a HABIT to be ultra conscious of dishes. Anything you cook with, or eat with, need to be washed right away.
Tell yourself it is no longer acceptable to leave dishes unwashed.
If you don’t have a dishwasher, wash the dishes and put them in the dish drain. You don’t have to dry them right away.
When they air dry, or in the morning, be sure to put them away.
YOU MUST PUT DISHES AWAY IN THE MORNING BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE.
You must be sure that dishes are done before bed. Before you go to bed you need to be mindful that there are NO dishes in the sink. If you have a dishwasher, go to sleep with the dishwasher running. When you wake up, put the dishes away before you leave the house.
You have experienced the full sink with the dishes piled up on the counter top and you know how much it stinks. You know how it feels to need a dish or a fork and have to dig in a dirty pile of dishes to get one to wash and use.
You want things to change, you have to do things differently or they will stay the same.
If you think that adhering to this one tip will not make a difference, please believe me, it will!
To recap Tip #1
1. Do dishes as you use them.
2. Don’t go to sleep with any dishes in the sink.
3. Be sure that dishes are done, or dish washer is running before bed.
4. Put away the dishes before you leave the house in the morning
What Rose said:
“I am doing this Tip # 1 now. I mean I am doing it daily. I have been told “just do the dishes” from tons of people, but it never made sense. I felt like no one understood how I felt. BUT, hearing it from one of “us” made it “click”. So happy that God pointed me in your direction Kathy. Much love 🙂 Rose Gallant
If Rose can do it, you can too. Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!
Much Love to you!
The Tidy Tutor