How to Avoid Washing Dishes

So you’re a college student or other person and don’t want to waste time doing the dishes. Here are some tricks of the trade to avoid washing dishes.

  • Use paper plates, plastic forks, spoons, cups, etc.
  • Eat out of the can when possible. It makes a great carrying case too.
  • Save and use a 2-liter bottle from soda. This is also a great way to make Kool-aid (a college staple.) Just fill it partway with water, put the sugar and Kool-aid in, fill the rest with water, and shake it up.
  • If you’re cooking something in the oven, for example, on a cookie sheet, use enough aluminum foil so you can just remove that and put the cookie sheet back in the cabinet when you’re done.
  • For microwave, you can often simply put what’s being microwaved on some wax paper. Fold it to double its strength. Also, you can place the wax paper on a plate or something. So the plate doesn’t get dirty.
  • For steak, ham, chicken, etc., consider eating it with your hands. It’s so much easier, safer, and more natural than using a fork and knife. This is college, so no one cares about etiquette.
  • If you have clean hands and wash your hands often, you can often get a drink from the faucet using your hands. Cup them together so no water gets through and keep them far enough from the faucet.
  • It’s use after a dish is wrapped. When the water supply is cut off, this is an also convenient idea. When throwing away wrap after eating, the time when a dish is washed can be saved.

Tips

  • Some people will think you should use dishes. Ignore them. But it’s also useful at a breakdown of unexpected waterworks.
  • Things that come in their own wrappers are great. This includes pastries, health bars, bananas, fruits in general, etc.
  • Consider saving a can from soda. This makes a good container for water, and adds that oh-so-flavorful combination of coke and water.
  • This will help a lot in particular if your dishes are washed by hand. Often when dishes are washed by hand, they aren’t completely cleaned, so avoiding using any dishes will help keep you clean from any germ build-up on them.
  • Be unconventional in thinking of new ways. Watch animals eat. They have some pretty good ideas.
  • When making a sandwich, if you can get a squeeze tube of mayonnaise or mustard, that will cut the need for any knife or fork. You can spread the condiment around with the sandwich meat, or the other side of bread.
  • Consider using a napkin or a paper towel instead of a plate (not for heating up food obviously.) For example, fix up a sandwich on a napkin instead of a plate. Or if you’re really good, just hold the bread while making the sandwich.
  • Another good trick is to use a paper cup to eat your cereal out of. You can fill it twice to equal a whole bowl. Also, there’s less chance of milk spilling this way.