So, I wanted to share with everyone (all 3 or 4 readers), why I find doing the dishes to be one of the most under appreciated tasks one can do at home. I thought I would share a few of my thoughts about why dishes are so important.
Money — Doing dishes saves money, and in my opinion lots of it. So, for example, at least as far as I’m concerned I found out long ago that the reason I didn’t cook or didn’t want to cook at home was because it was a hassle, the reason it was a hassle was because I found it to be time consuming to get around to cooking. Usually, I found that when I was hungry and wanted to cook something I first had to do the dishes because either I skipped it the night before, or morning before and therefore had no clean pots and pans to properly cook a good meal. So, I either microwaved something quick, without bothering to do the dishes or I would just eat out, going to something like Chipotle or perhaps a hamburger somewhere. I would spend money when I clearly had food to cook, but the cooking part was not the part that bothered me as most good home cooked meals can be cooked in relatively good time, however, the part that most people I think object to is having to first clean, then cook. Usually most people I believe only get around to cooking when they are hungry and by that point most people don’t want to first clean before they cook. If you can have clean pots, pans, and cooking material all ready to go when you are hungry it may save you in the long run. If you cook all your meals versus eat out for breakfast lunch and dinner it can save you hundreds if not thousands if you have a family to feed.
Health — Making all your own food is much healthier and you can much more easily control the entire supply chain of your final meal, ingredients and much more easily control the quantity. “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” –Peter Drucker. If you can’t control what ingredients go into your food, the quantity or quality you can’t manage what you eat, and the key to do this is of course the dishes.
It may be the most under appreciated part of running a home/household that does not get enough credit.
Maybe, just maybe……..we are slaves to the dishes….and they are all smarter than us.