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Old 11-15-2007, 06:51 PM
 
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Wow! Best ideas are always the simplest! I just tried it out and it works just great!!!! Thank you, my kitchen tonight took 5min to clear after dinner. Off to empty the dishwasher now and I'll have the whole evening to myself! THANK YOU
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I'm glad the tips are helping, and I have learned a few more by reading thru the posts. My sister was visiting last weekend, and I kept clearing, washing, and loading the dishwasher throughout the day, and she finally asked if i was ill or something, she had never seen my kitchen consistently neat before. More tips please!
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This was such a great idea - thank you for posting it. I have a hard time staying on top of the mess as it's being made. I played this with my kids like a game yesterday and they loved it. We call it "Erasing the Clues." I think by posting this you may have just made a huge difference in the way I manage clutter! Thank you.
Ooh Ilove the idea of "Erasing the clues" I might have to post this as a motto for us.

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Thank you for the tip. I have a closet kitchen too. I have try to employ some of these methods, but i never realy follow all of them. After the holidays I ma turning over a new leaf and trying to become more steamilned im my approach to housekeeping.

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Thanks for the simple ideas!

My problem is that I *hate* emptying the dishwasher - I have no idea why.... A few months ago, I timed myself, and I can unload it in 3 minutes. It is kind of hard to really hate to do something that actually only takes 3 minutes.... Knowing that helped me get over that silly hurdle.... Most of the time....
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I've been going around as I cook dinner chanting quietly "...leave no evidence...leave no evidence.." My husband is looking at me like I'm a bit nuts, but he likes the results! I'm getting there! Thanks!
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Found a cool dish drainer called the 'dish turtle'.

http://www.casabella.com/Merchant2/m...gory_code=5100
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We just got rid of our last grotty dishrack - nothing ever fit quite right and it took up so much room - and went to dishtowel only and it's great.

I've been focusing on the kitchen for several months, but haven't gotten things going really smoothly yet. I'm going to go and practice "no evidence" dinner prep right now!
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I've been using a dishtowel too and love it! The sink seems to stay much cleaner. I'm not there yet, but getting much better in the kitchen!
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I did this for Thanksgiving, and my kitchen is CLEAN this morning. CLEAN!! After cooking 8 dishes for 8 eaters. I wasn't overwhelmed by mess, my counters were usable, and I didn't feel hectic throughout the day. Amazing!
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I can't say mine was CLEAN, but it was much easier to cook in w/o all the extra stuff lying around. Our electric went out during coooking, so i was kinda thrown off. DH was still amazed at how clean it was.
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