I'll be the first one to raise my hand and say I hate to do the dishes. Its just not a fun task, I actually really love to unload the dishwasher and put everything away in its very specific home (o.c.d much?) but scraping food off plates and rinsing nasty milk cups that have been sitting for a day (worst mom job every by the way) I kind of hate. My solution is to ask Matt to do it and have the best dishwasher detergent on hand so all the left on yuckiness comes off and my dishes come out sparkly. I used to use whatever off brand was the cheapest but I recently purchased Finish and love how much cleaner the results are. I also have another issue with the dishes and partly its because I might be losing my mind- I can't remember if the dishes have been washed or not, or someone else in the house can't tell if they've been washed or not. So I created this free printable to download and make into a magnet so you can remember when the dishwasher is so fresh and so clean, clean. :)
At Walmart there is a rollback on Finish detergent and you can print off the coupon below for $1 more off and pay only $10.97! I usually run my dishwasher once a day which means the box of Finish will last me for 3 months. I know I have been going through at least 2 jugs of liquid detergent a month, so I like the change to where I only use one powerball. I will definitely be saving money and we all love that, right?!
After I made this fun dishwasher magnet I figured out the easiest way to use it. As soon as you turn the dishwasher on to clean flip the magnet to the clean side and then right after you unload it flip it to dirty, pretty simple. I like that I no longer have to answer "are these dishes clean or dirty?" the magnet says it for me.
You can download the printable for free HERE. After you download it print it off in color on your home printer. Then laminate it, I got a laminator for my birthday (yay!) but any office supply store will gladly do it for you.
With your hot glue gun (or E6000) glue a craft magnet to the back of the printed and laminated circle. Pop it on your dishwasher and you're done!
Like I said I kind of hate doing the dishes but at least I can make something about it enjoyable! This printable makes me happy every time I look at it (oh and it makes me start rapping...)
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