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Old 08-18-2022, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default What time of day do you load and unload dishwasher?

And how often do your children do this chore with or without help?

How often do you run it?
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Default Re: What time of day do you load and unload dishwasher?

My children unload it in the morning. We run it daily or sometimes twice. My 18 yo fills it and my 15 yo starts it.
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No dishwasher here, just hand washing. And I'm kind of picky about how it's done so I prefer to do it myself.
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My children unload it in the morning. We run it daily or sometimes twice. My 18 yo fills it and my 15 yo starts it.
What does that mean? The 15 year old watches for it to be full and runs it whenever it is?

Have your other kids ever helped? Just got more annoying to have multiple helpers?

My little one likes to help, and the big ones complain. I'm adding chores until they stop complaining about being functional members of this house.

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What does that mean? The 15 year old watches for it to be full and runs it whenever it is?

Have your other kids ever helped? Just got more annoying to have multiple helpers?

My little one likes to help, and the big ones complain. I'm adding chores until they stop complaining about being functional members of this house.
Mostly it just has to be run every night. Running it a second time is unlikely. If it needs to be run midday we have to tell them to. The more people are responsible for something the harder it is. 12, 9, and 5 all unload the dishwasher (one does top rack, one bottom, and one silverware). They can’t eat in the morning until they do it or they get an extra chore.
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Default Re: What time of day do you load and unload dishwasher?

We run it every evening and I empty it before I got to bed.


Early bird has a visceral reaction to the smell of dishwashing detergent and will not go near a dishwasher after it has fun.

Every one loads there own plates exc in to the dishwasher.

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I run it in the evening (not right after dinner since people sometimes snack), then unload it myself in the morning. I used to have my kids unload, but as they started to sleep later, I just preferred to do it myself and get on with it so no one (including me) has an excuse to put their dishes in the sink instead of straight to the dishwasher.
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I unload in the morning. For some reason all my kids dislike that chore. I “cheat” and put some stuff that is harder to put away into the dish rack. The kids don’t mind unloading that.

I try to run it nightly.


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I run it at minimum twice a day, but usually 3 times.

It gets unloaded first thing in the morning, loaded throughout the day and run when it's full, then unloaded late afternoon, before dinner.

I load and we rotate who unloads - along with wiping table/counters, sweeping the floor, and emptying the compost bucket. (Each kid has one of those jobs each week.) The dishwasher gets run so often that I usually help out whoever is supposed to do it. I put away the high stuff for the vertically challenged ones.
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Dc used to empty it but with even crazier schedules (sports, jobs, friends, etc) - usually dh or I empty it. Sometimes a dc will still but less often - they do other less time sensitive chores.

If it runs overnight, Ill empty it when I make lunches in the am. Dh is in charge of dishes during the week and I am in charge of dishes on the weekend.

We run it when full. No time of day.
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I run it in the evening (not right after dinner since people sometimes snack), then unload it myself in the morning. I used to have my kids unload, but as they started to sleep later, I just preferred to do it myself and get on with it so no one (including me) has an excuse to put their dishes in the sink instead of straight to the dishwasher.
This is exactly how it is handled in my house.
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I run it in the evening (not right after dinner since people sometimes snack), then unload it myself in the morning. I used to have my kids unload, but as they started to sleep later, I just preferred to do it myself and get on with it so no one (including me) has an excuse to put their dishes in the sink instead of straight to the dishwasher.
This is the pattern we've developed too. Though I'll have someone help if they happen to be available.

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I run it whenever it is full, minimum once a day, sometimes twice. Children alternate unloading it, but DH and I will do it if they're not around or sleeping. DS sometimes leaves an item or two on the counter if he's unsure where it goes or can't reach, otherwise completely independent.
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While I do enjoy having a dishwasher I miss the rythm and fewer dishes I could have when we had washed. It was a lot easier to get little kids ( we didn't have a dishwasher from early bird being 2.5 to 6.5) to stay in the kitchen and help wash dishes while I cleaned up so we could all move on together then when they wanted to just take care of the one plate and fork they used and leave the rest to me.


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12yo unloads the breakable items, 8yo unloads the non-breakables, 10yo loads/runs it, and 15yo does all of the handwashing each evening (pots, bulky items, non-dishwasher safe items, etc). Unloading is typically done after breakfast, then run when full. We run it once or twice a day.
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