A tip for the energy and water conscious: buy yourself a set a plastic dishes and cups. When its time to use the dishwasher, DON’T. Place your dirty dishes in with your dirty clothes come laundry time, and kill two birds with one stone! Your clothing will provide soft and regular abrasion to the dishes, just like you would if you were washing them by hand with a cloth or sponge. An added bonus: you no longer need to feel like a slob if someone spots bits ‘spilled food’ on your clothes. Instead, tell them that it must be from your dishlaundry machine – problem solved!
Give this a try at home and start saving energy now!
-Courtesy of me and my grandpa. (We’re going to save big bucks on this one.)