Top Ten Things I’ll Do Before I Actually Break Down and Do the Dishes.
- Sort all the silverware, stack the cups, plates and pans in separate piles.
- "Soak" everything. Soaking can go on for several days.
- Finish my taxes.
- Organize my clothes by color. There’s the black stuff, and then the other three pieces.
- Put the dishes in an innocuous brown shopping bag and shove them under the utility table, have a glass of wine, and reconsider the wisdom of eating on anything but disposable paper.