I do whatever washing-up I can before I start eating (i.e. after finishing cooking). The number of times I've been in a shared kitchen only to find the stuff I want to use is in the sink and I have to do someone else's washing up: it makes me cranky.
Does doing the washing up before eating not make your food go cold?
I can tell you have never done this. No, washing up is really really quick and easy when it's fresh. It's when everything is dried that it becomes slow and laborious.
2008-07-26 01:31 pm (UTC)
My bird does the washing up as I do all the food-preparing/cooking.
Perhaps I need to add this to my OKCupid profile: "Chef seeks washer up." or similar.
bb i just looked you up on okcupid, why is your key questions 'i would still love someone if they were awful in bed'? this is Not A Good Sign.
also, you used my comment about your eyes! aw.
Is it? I hadn't noticed that. I don't remember asking it to show that.
how is new flat are u unpacked yet?
No! But you should come round and look at it, and you can pick up that scanner if you still want it.
i will do! ar you within cycling distance of the north london line? otherwise, UNFRIENDED!
Erm, H&I is reasonably nearish. What else is there?
I should add that one of the "couple of times a week" is when the cleaner comes and I've usually left her a nice load to be getting on with.
Mu dust bin is full cause of of my hate washing up. I even do pipi in :) It is all net
I eat off paper towels using those little wooden forks you get from the Chinese.
I totally agree about the bus timetable thing. Fortunately, there are an embarrassment of buses going past my house where I live now, but I have been that guy, waiting for the 8.27, and it does feel a bit ratracy. Of course, tube trains work to a timetable too, but apart from the first and last ones, no-one really knows what it is.
All I will say is, if you're not going to wash your stuff up straight away/the same day, DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE SINK. When someone who isn't a lazy t0sser comes along to do it for you, the first thing they have to do is lift out armfuls of wet, greasy, festering crockery.
Why do people do that? More specifically, why does my housemate do that?
the only lj post of mine that ever got over 50 comments was the one about How To Do The Washing Up Properly...
I hope you had "Glasses first, in the clean water so they don't go greasy" or it wasn't proper.
I hate hate hate things being left in the sink. I thought I was the only one. This is why I now live alone.
Agreed! It is acceptable to leave 1 soaking pan in the sink, but nothing else.
Anything without a lot of grease or oil in it should be soaked if possible (especially anything involving scrambled eggs, mashed potato or porridge - these should never be allowed to dry). Greasy things should never be soaked because a) it doesn't do anything to it and b) a great deal of the grease becomes detatched and coats everything in the water making it harder to clean. Generally I leave greasy things at the side and wash them last because they tend to make the water unusable afterwards.
I do the washing up as soon as I've finished eating. But when I cook G does the washing up and his pattern is number 2 on your list.
You need an option for "once a day, in the evening", right between the first two choices. I leave it till then because I'm too much of a lazy ass in the mornings.
Yeah - I'm assuming everyone's demographic is like mine, single person household with only one lot of cooking done most days.
I do the washing-up whenever I can. I hate dishwashers - collosal waste of money and electricity and symbolic of how decadent we've become (ooh, get me). The average household should only really need to use one a few times a year when there's a genuinely overwhelming amount of dirty crockery. Generally a few plates and associated cutlery can we washed in about three minutes.
Somewhere inbetween 1 and 2. Generally the washing up will get done once a day, and usually just before or while food is cooking - for a more than one person household, I suppose that's closest to option 2.
My single complaint about my current (non-boyfriend) housemate, who is otherwise smashing, is that she leaves all her washing up in the sink. Not in water, at least, so you can get it out again reasonably easily, and fair enough it's a badly-designed sink with only a very tiny space to put pending stuff next to it, but even so.