Whether or not your dishwasher works, it’s still your friend. Even when mine has been cleaned out, it’s a great place to hide things. Table’s cluttered? Grab a plastic bag, and take everything off your table and stick it in your dishwasher. Shut the door-and viola- out of sight, out of mind! Counter cluttered from snacks your kids left out, with no more space in the pantry? Stick them in the dishwasher.
I recommend doing this when no one is around. You don’t want your 3 year-old getting into this habit (other wise you might find that your dishwasher is now the automatic car wash), and if you have company over they might think you’ve finally gone off the deep end.
You can also use your washer and dryer as “hide the clutter” stations. Dryers are great for hiding left out toys, especially stuffed animals. Just don’t run the dryer! Washers are great for just stashing dirty clothes on the floor. Don’t worry about sorting or over stuffing. Before you use it, pull the clothes out again and re-sort.
But in all seriousness-
**THESE ARE JUST SUGGESTIONS. DO NOT PUT THE APPLIANCE IN USE WHILE HIDING YOUR CLUTTER!!!**
Once your company leaves, or your husband turns his back, you really do need to take out your clutter and put it away for good. You don’t want to run your monthly bills or magazines through the dishwasher. It might be bad.
If you run your dryer full of those plastic little dolls, they will melt. You will ruin your dryer, and your child will be sending you a therapy bill in the future.
I’m just sayin’.