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Old 03-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #101
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I want my dishes scraped, rinsed and stacked beside the sink. I wash my dishes in a certain order. Glasses and cutlery first. Then the dishes, serving dishes, pots and pans last. And please don't try to help me. It makes me feel as if you think I can't do my own housework.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:02 PM   #102
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I want my dishes scraped, rinsed and stacked beside the sink. I wash my dishes in a certain order. Glasses and cutlery first. Then the dishes, serving dishes, pots and pans last. And please don't try to help me. It makes me feel as if you think I can't do my own housework.
Doesn't everyone do them in that order?
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #103
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Doesn't everyone do them in that order?
I also wash down the stove, front of the fridge and counter tops.

One of my biggest pet peeves is sugar granules or salt on the counter. It drives me crazy. I want to be able to run my hand over a CLEAN counter and not feel anything. Just one of my idiosyncrasies.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:15 PM   #104
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I think we all have a quirk or two.

No one is allowed to load my dishwasher. I do it a certain way. After a dinner party, I try to load one rack of the DW at a time. Bottom or top first depending on what's up front. Fill one the go to the other. Silverware is usually last. Then I group and separate silverware by type in the baskets. It often takes more than one load to get it all done, but that's what the next morning is for.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:37 PM   #105
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One of my biggest pet peeves is sugar granules or salt on the counter. It drives me crazy. I want to be able to run my hand over a CLEAN counter and not feel anything. Just one of my idiosyncrasies.
YES!! Couldn't agree more!! There is nothing worse than putting your hand/arm down on a sticky or crumb-filled spot on the counter. My fiance is horrible when making toast for breakfast. Leaves bread crumbs everywhere, to the point where it looks like the toaster threw up. He knows it bothers me - his solution? He uses his hand to sweep the crumbs UNDER the toaster.
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I have a tiny little whisk broom and dust pan for counters and tables.
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YES!! Couldn't agree more!! There is nothing worse than putting your hand/arm down on a sticky or crumb-filled spot on the counter. My fiance is horrible when making toast for breakfast. Leaves bread crumbs everywhere, to the point where it looks like the toaster threw up. He knows it bothers me - his solution? He uses his hand to sweep the crumbs UNDER the toaster.
Does the urge to kill some days become stronger than others? I know it sounds snotty of me, but I use a plate to butter my toast. And for that very reason. CRUMBS.
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Does the urge to kill some days become stronger than others? I know it sounds snotty of me, but I use a plate to butter my toast. And for that very reason. CRUMBS.
We have a wooden bread board for when you don't want to use a plate to butter toast. If someone doesn't like all the crumbs on the bread board, it's easy to walk to the compost bin or garbage (depending on time of year) and dump them.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #109
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I have a tiny little whisk broom and dust pan for counters and tables.
I use a scrubbie sponge to wipe up messes on the counter top. I place my cup right next to the sugar bowl on a paper towel. And no matter how careful I am, a few granules always escape to the counter top.
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I don't mind a few crumbs on the counter but, please keep them out of my butter dish!
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