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It goes, knives, forks, spoons, knives, forks, spoons....

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RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Jan-10 18:46:20

It always has
Knives, forks, spoons..... always

AI therefore BU to be irritated beyond belief that when DH unloads the sodding dishwasher that he cannot get it right?He always puts them in random places in our cutlery tray, but never knives, forks, spoons

I suspect he does it like this so that I stop asking him to do it, but we have been together for 15 years!

Knives, forks, spoons or AIBU?!!

verylittlecarrot Tue 19-Jan-10 18:49:33


my dh refuses to segregate the cutlery whilst putting it in the dishwasher. Equally annoying, I feel...

OtterInaSkoda Tue 19-Jan-10 18:50:01

YABVU. It goes (from left to right):
forks, knives, spoons.

Knives go to the right of forks and spoons to the right of knives, just as they do when you're laying a table. Unless you're a southpaw.

TeaOneSugar Tue 19-Jan-10 18:50:17

Ours are all mixed up in the draw, but we've survived so far.

MrsBadger Tue 19-Jan-10 18:51:09

you segregate cutlery when loading the dishwasher?

(and we have enough cutelry that there is usually one left in each section of the drawer so you can tell what goes where)

NomDePlume Tue 19-Jan-10 18:51:36

I have no farking idea what order our cutlery is in in the drawer.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Jan-10 18:52:23

OtterInaSkoda if you go (L-R) forks, knives, spoons, then that is all wrong, sorry but there it is....

it must go... knives, forks, spoons or you will end up with the wrong tool for the job. Fact.

OtterInaSkoda Tue 19-Jan-10 18:54:17

grin hence my never being able to cut my steak. With a soup spoon.

ImSoNotTelling Tue 19-Jan-10 18:54:41

Um forks knives spoons here

Would not be at all impressed if DH bunged em in willy nilly.

verylittlecarrot Tue 19-Jan-10 18:55:02

MrsB, of course! that way you just lift them all out and plonk them in the drawer already organised. Why else would your cutlery basket have seperate compartments?

Saves literally, ooh, seconds of housework grin

IcedBum Tue 19-Jan-10 18:55:54

You are all BU.

It goes forks and blades of little food whizzer thing; spoons, ribbon and Sellotape, knives, teaspoons and any utensil made of wood.

God, some of you lot really don't know how to live.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Jan-10 18:56:51

ImSoNotTelling - you are on the same planet as me!! hmm unlike others (OtterInaSkoda) who end up eating soup with a fork.

it must go... knives, forks, spoons

tis the only way

MrsJohnDeere Tue 19-Jan-10 18:57:17

Forks, knives, spoons here

Dh throws them in randomly though. I'm sure it is deliberate on his part so that I say 'no, no, let me do it'.

Littlefish Tue 19-Jan-10 18:57:20

Definitely (left to right), knives, forks, spoons. That way, I can shave milli-seconds off our morning routine by not having to open the cutlery draw fully, and still getting the correct implement out without having to look.

OtterInaSkoda Tue 19-Jan-10 18:58:15

Print out and laminate some outline images - of a steak knife for the steak knife section, grapefruit spoon for the grapefruit spoon section, cake fork for the cake fork compartment etc. Use these to line the base of your cutlery tray. It is the only solution.

spookycharlotte121 Tue 19-Jan-10 18:58:23

forks knives spoons here.

Rindercella Tue 19-Jan-10 18:58:24


You are all even more OCD than my 2 year old! shock grin

roulade Tue 19-Jan-10 18:58:29

Definitely Knives, Forks, Spoons! YANBU

ImSoNotTelling Tue 19-Jan-10 19:01:07

<bows> to ratherbeonthepiste

LauraIngallsWilder Tue 19-Jan-10 19:03:30

Forks knives spoons


OtterInaSkoda Tue 19-Jan-10 19:03:58

Forks to the right of spoons? In a right-handed household?

Bugger foul language - here is why our society is in crisis. shock

MrsMattie Tue 19-Jan-10 19:06:09

Knives, forks, spoons = the natural order of things.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 19-Jan-10 19:06:17

Good idea *OtterInaSkoda * I have a home laminater.

Then I could move on to pants, vests, socks

I am glad there are so many like minded souls here, there is nothing OCD about this, but there is only one right system and that is ,.....

<<<impressive drum roll>>>

Knives, forks, spoons
Knives, forks, spoons
Knives, forks, spoons
Knives, forks, spoons
Knives, forks, spoons
Knives, forks, spoons

and quite frankly, nothing else will do

ruddynorah Tue 19-Jan-10 19:07:23

spoons, forks, knives, straws, chopsticks and oddities here.

ShrinkingViolet Tue 19-Jan-10 19:08:26

my cutlery tray is the other way round, so we have knives, forks spoons from back to front. And the long handled teapsoons (might be dessert sppons actually) go in the remaining section at theright hand side.
Utensils drawer is random "throw it in and hut it quickly before everythign explodes"

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