Advanced search

Settle a washing up argument please

(93 Posts)
Wheresthattomoibabber Fri 24-Feb-17 19:13:27

If you have stuff that has to be soaked before being washed do you:

a) fill it with water and leave it on the work surface next to the sink (risking spillage)

b) leave it in the sink in the washing up bowl (meaning you can't fill the kettle)

Please vote now. My marriage is in jeopardy. We need to know who is being unreasonable it's DH

toffeeboffin Fri 24-Feb-17 19:13:49


Moomoomango Fri 24-Feb-17 19:14:27


booellesmum Fri 24-Feb-17 19:14:35


ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Fri 24-Feb-17 19:14:38

A. Greasy grot does not go in the sink unless it is actively being washed.

booellesmum Fri 24-Feb-17 19:14:48


fusspot66 Fri 24-Feb-17 19:15:00

C) Either

beebeecee Fri 24-Feb-17 19:15:01


Writerwannabe83 Fri 24-Feb-17 19:15:08


MollyRedskirts Fri 24-Feb-17 19:15:49

We do B now, but only after filling the kettle first. This is an argument we've had in our house too.

MrsandMrsSmith Fri 24-Feb-17 19:15:57

Usually one of both grin

AlmostAJillSandwich Fri 24-Feb-17 19:16:03

I HATE when my dad leaves stuff to soak in the sink. I have OCD and hate having to drag a load of stuff out of the sink to wash my hands because it gets contaminated by me touching it so i can't put it back in after and left on the side it risks him touching it then other stuff. I'd much rather he left it on the worktop an put boiling water in it there so the sink is left clear.

humblesims Fri 24-Feb-17 19:16:38

A. (drives me doolally, people leaving stuff in the sink).

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 24-Feb-17 19:16:54

I would do B but only if it leaves enough room to get the kettle under.

Otherwise I leave it on the stove <controversial>

bunnylove99 Fri 24-Feb-17 19:17:04

Fill kettle first, then B. Or fill kettle with a cup. I wouldn't want to risk spills/buckled worktops from split water etc with A.

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Fri 24-Feb-17 19:17:08

Definitely A. You can't just block the whole sink till you're ready to wash up, it's not practical.

StillaChocoholic Fri 24-Feb-17 19:17:34

Nothing goes in the sink unless it's actually being washed up.

Wheresthattomoibabber Fri 24-Feb-17 19:17:38

I should add that this is an overnight thing if anyone wants to change their answer... so cold greasy water.

tinglyfing Fri 24-Feb-17 19:18:36

C - throw out the thing that needs soaking.

EngTech Fri 24-Feb-17 19:18:57

Overnight? A

FallenSky Fri 24-Feb-17 19:19:31


CactusFred Fri 24-Feb-17 19:20:31


user1483387154 Fri 24-Feb-17 19:21:21

B but we do not use our kettle very often

fc301 Fri 24-Feb-17 19:21:27

Both are awful.
I am guilty of A
DH guilty of B.
Therefore Annis MUCH worse. QED

fc301 Fri 24-Feb-17 19:21:42

* A is

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: