How-To Save Money in Your Home: Wash Dishes More Efficiently
When you are trying to save money without leaving your home, then there are a few simple steps you can do to do just that and have some extra money left over in your pocket. The big thing here is to know how to wash your dishes as efficiently as possible. Time is not of the essence here, saving money is. Washing dishes out by hand may not be fun; however, you do save money by not running your electric dishwasher which would in turn use your electricity causing you to have a high electric bill each month.
So what I do is try to wash as much dishes out by hand…if not all of them, as often as possible.
Here are the steps.
1. Start with the smallest dishes first and then work your way up from there. So let’s say you have some silverware, plates, and pots and pans. Wash the silverware out first, then the plates, and then the pots and pans last.
2. Only use one drop of soap per dish. When you are just starting out (with the smaller dishes first) then you could even skip a dish or two since the sponge will already have plenty of soap on it from the previous small dishes.
I usually recommend a dish soap that is highly concentrated and one that is not necessarily the cheapest either. You usually get what you pay for.
By following the two simple steps above, you are saving money in several ways…
1. You will not be running your electric dish washer. So you will have a lower electric statement each month during bill time.
2. You will not have to be purchasing dish soap as often, since you are only using one drop or less per dish.
Saving money can be quite fun and quite rewarding.