Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

Frugal Friday: Dishes

Whether you have a dishwasher or wash your dishes by hand, it’s an activity that requires a lot of water, energy, and time. We have a shallow porcelain sink with no garbage disposal and a small dish rack. Instead of scraping remaining food into the trash, soaking and scrubbing dishes and utensils, and waiting for plates to air-dry, we’ve found it best to let the dogs clean our dishes.

No need to scrape plates clean, the dogs act as a pre-wash, happily disposing of our crumbs.

What we consider a chore, the dogs perform with gusto- never complaining about their household duty.

In the end, our dogs do a better, more thorough job washing dishes than we do!

Note: We don’t actually do this- April Fools!

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6 responses to “Frugal Friday: Dishes

  1. josh April 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    tell me you use soap!

  2. Mom April 4, 2011 at 11:50 am

    My kitchen floor needs sweeping, can you all come over soon? Miss you all.

  3. salllie April 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    They do dishes and vacuum too? Can they sort dirty laundry? Make the bed?

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