It’s become common knowledge that using an energy/water-efficient dishwasher is better than scrubbing and cleaning dishes by hand. But not everyone has a new state-of-the-art dishwasher at home, so what do you do to minimize the waste? You can fill a small plastic tub in the sink with warm soapy water and let your dishes, utensils and glasses soak. Then rinse them clean after you’ve given them a good soak and scrub. Using a plastic tub helps protect more delicate items, such as dishes and glassware, from chipping against the hard surface of the sink.
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