We have one of those wooden folding contraptions, and it seems like it is NEVER empty. I tried to put it away and see how we did with a "wash, dry and put away immediately" rule, but it just didn't happen--we ended up laying dish towels down and setting all the wet things on them. And then no one ever puts away the dry stuff!
What's your solution? Does anyone have a dish rack that sits inside one side of their sink? I wonder if this is less of an eyesore, even if dishes still hang out there on a daily basis.