Monday, May 27, 2013

Just a little tip: Dishwashers

For quite some time now, Keira has been helping with chores. Nothing set in stone, some days are better than other, and some she is more prone than others to actually do with minimal prompting. These include putting her clothes in the hamper, helping to clean up her toys, and emptying the dishwasher.

Unfortunately, that last one cause a bit of aggravation. Or it did. Until my sister showed me a fantastic trick. You see, our dishwasher's buttons are on the front. And Keira knows how to turn it on. She just hasn't quite mastered the 'when'. Many a time, I have to quickly stop it from running empty. Now I don't have to worry at all.

Wondering what the secret is?

Yep, just an old toothbrush. We just lay it on the top of the door and that's it. It's small enough to allow it to close, but still enough to stop it from latching. And because it isn't latched, it won't start. Crazy simple, huh?