I seem to be doing a lot of challenges this week. I must learn to say no. I think Graham would like me to learn to say no. He looks happy enough in this photo, but believe me he isn't impressed.
MoneySuperMarket asked me to take part in their One Week Energy Challenge. I haven't done any kind of challenge like this for years, but somehow I ended up saying yes. They wanted me to give up something for a week to save energy and money.
I decided to sacrifice the dishwasher.
Graham is not happy!
Graham does the dishes.
I use a lot of dishes.
GRAHAM IS NOT HAPPY!
So how was the week? There were a lot of dirty dishes. Graham spent a lot of time doing the dishes each evening and apart from a dog walk little else was done. He is so slow at doing dishes, you wouldn't believe it.
It also took a few nights to realise we also needed to buy a basin as the water kept gradually draining away taking even longer. He did not have a happy face and there was lots of muttering. I am not popular.
We undoubtedly used less energy, but it took so long and we had to buy a basin so it wasn't a good saving. I definitely want my dishwasher back. Graham really, really wants the dishwasher back!
We love our dishwasher and here are some more reasons why:
15 things you wouldn't expect to wash in a dishwasher .......
- Dishwashing cloth (throw it in the top tray with the dishes)
- Hairbrushes and combs
- Make up brushes (in a net bag)
- Action figures (in a net bag)
- Garden tools (not the ones with wooden handles)
- Potatoes and other dirt caked veg (no cleaning liquid and just a rinse wash)
- Lego (in a net bag)
- Dustpan and brush
- Fridge shelves
- Salad drawer
- Gas cooker burner caps, pan supports and grill pans
- Rubber garden clogs
- Car floor mats
- Toothbrushes and tooth brush holder
So do you wash anything unexpected in your dishwasher?
The MoneySuperMarket One Week Energy Challenge is about highlighting how we take prized possessions for granted and what happens when we don’t have those items anymore.
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