There are some things I do to make dish washing more fun (?)........I bought this little container at the SPCA thrift store.....Billy charged me too much for it, but that's another story. If everybunny puts their dirty silverware in it, then when it's time to do dishes, all the silverware is in ONE place. I hate to have little unsteady piles of dishes waiting to be done.....like some sort of game....and this seems to help. We also stack plates and bowls........this also makes shorter piles and less tipping and tumbling. The kitchen, by choice, does not have an automatic dishwasher. If you have LOTS of dirty dishes, that means you have lots of help to do them. It kind of evens out. If there are only two of you, then there are only two people getting dishes dirty.
I also buy fun dishrags. I do like the netting on one side, and cloth on the other. These were from Ross.....I don't go into that store very often because it's usually a mess. When I went a week or so ago, the racks were practically empty from Christmas shoppers! Don't use faded, pitiful dishrags. Get some pretty ones. You'll be glad you did! My favorite dish-soap right now is: Dawn/New Zealand Springs Scent. It's aqua colored and smells like....well, New Zealand Springtime!