Reader Daniel sent us the following suggestion:
Hi! I just want to share with you a little project I did after a huge amount of motivation from this blog. The thing is I really wanted to diminish the presence of dirty dishes in my apartment. We are two people here and have very little spare time, so cutting on dishwashing time was a very tempting thought. The thing is, we took a drastical step, putting away every piece of dishware not strictly necessary for us both. We ended up with two plates, two spoons, two forks, and so on. Everything else is now in a place uncomfortable enough not to tempt ourselves to grab a hold of them, but accesible enough to reach if someone comes to have dinner or something. The result is great. The worst scenario right now is to clean a few dishes and that takes a minute. The kitchen hasnt been as clean or as neat before and we really cut off the clutter on our very, very small kitchen. I hope you can appreciate my thankful words and once again my appreciation to you guys for the inspiration.
I love this idea, especially for people without dishwashers in their kitchens. Thank you for the terrific suggestion, Daniel!