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    16 Dishwashing Hacks That'll Make The Worst Part Of Cooking Way Easier

    Stick tiny objects in a mesh shower bag so they don't fall through the racks.

    1. Place your dish rack on top of your plastic containers to keep them from flipping over and filling with water.

    2. Get a washable sponge so you don't have to replace yours every single week.

    3. Hang a wire shelf over the sink so your dishes drip into the sink instead of onto the clean counter.

    4. Save eggshells to give your sponge some extra scouring power.

    5. Put lids and other small items in a mesh laundry bag to prevent them from falling through the racks.

    6. Hold on to orange peels so you can use them to clean stained mugs.

    7. Soak plastic cutting boards in diluted bleach to get them really clean.

    8. And scrub your wooden cutting board with a lemon wedge and salt if it's developing an unpleasant odor.

    9. Soak your pots and pans with a dryer sheet and hot soapy water to easily clean off grease stains and baked-on food.

    10. Sprinkle baking soda — and maybe a few drops of essential oils — in rubber gloves to deodorize them.

    11. Keep a bowl of soapy water by the sink so you aren't wasting dish soap.

    12. Blend soap and water to clean the inside of your blender without cutting your fingers on the blades.

    13. Soak your knives in lemon juice if they're getting a bit rusty.

    14. Stick the dirty dishes in a bin so you actually have room to clean in the sink.

    15. Unload the bottom rack first so you aren't splashing all of the water from the top on the bottom.

    16. Let your sponge dry out on this adorable sponge holder to make the experience a bit more fun.