Hack 1: How to get off stuck-on food
Use a spoon or rubber spatula to scrape off stuck-on food scraps from plates into the compost, garbage disposal, or trash.
Hack 2: How to fill the sink bath
Place a stopper in your sink drain, and stack your dishes in the sink — put large pans on the bottom and smaller dishes and utensils on the top.
Fill your sink with warm water. Add a few squirts of dish soap to the mix, and you’ve got a sudsy bath for washing dishes.
Hack 3: Wash from lightly to heavily used
Using a clean dish sponge, wash from least dirty to most dirty, starting from the top with lightly used dishes like glasses, cups, and silverware, moving all the way down to heavier plates and pots.
If you have enough space, keep the dishes underwater while scrubbing for a better clean.
Don’t forget this often-overlooked spot: the rim and edges of glasses, cups, and pot lids. Give these spots a good clean.