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some questions about your kitchen and its' abuse
Poll #1367061 Household anthropology

How many people live in your dwelling?

How many forks are in regular circulation?

And how many glasses, say full size tumblers and pint glasses?

Does anyone non-resident clean the kitchen or do dishes?

Yes, the housecleaner is here weekly or more often
Sometime guests wash dishes
No, never

Is there a functioning automatic dish washing appliance?

It's here but doesn't work.

Garbage disposal (in sink?)


Kitchen waste goes ?

In the waste bin / garbage can
In the compactor
Doesn't seem to move without help

What relation, if any, do any of the following have on who washes the dishes and pots after food is made: who cooked, who ate, who pays rent, who did it last, fnord?

Feel free to comment with any additional remarks and thanks for taking the time!

Current Location: kitchen

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xantha From: xantha Date: March 17th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am currently in an interesting situation. Septic system, well water. This means no disposal -- so we have a recycling bag, a trash can, and a compost bin (usually a cardboard milk carton).

We also have no dishwasher, so all washing is done by hand, and there is a drying rack. Every evening before dinner I put the dry dishes away, wash whatever is in the sink and put them up to dry, and prep for dinner. ;)

[this is very different from our previous location, where we had company-paid-for biweekly cleaning and our house back in VA where we had a dishwasher and disposal.]
polychromatic22 From: polychromatic22 Date: March 18th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I should also probably mention that the dishes get washed once to twice a day, as the kids need the bottles to be clean.

Dishes are almost never left in the sink overnight. I absolutely believe the heart of a clean house is the kitchen, and the heart of a clean kitchen is the sink. Everything else emanates from there.

Keeping the dishes clean-as-you-go keeps me from falling behind utterly in housework.

It's also way easier to spend 5 minutes here and there (as the dishes are used) cleaning dishes then it is to spend 30-40 minutes cleaning dishes. Even a big nighttime cooking only usually takes about 10 minutes tops to clean up that way.

IIRC, I learned this method from scyllacat.
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