It's a fact that going out to eat is one of the Top 5 causes of credit-card debt. And one of the biggest reasons people go out to eat is they can't face a dirty kitchen. Thus ... keeping dirty dishes out of your sink might be the No. 1 way to saving money, according to Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam at LivingOnADime.com:
"Most people are so overwhelmed with piled counter tops and dirty dishes that they would rather go out to eat. ... Do the dishes after every meal and keep hot, soapy water in the sink while you are baking or cooking. Clean up as you go. If your sink is empty and the dishes are washed, your kitchen always looks good. This helps you save money because you have time and space to cook."OK, makes sense. The dishes are out of the sink and I feel richer already! But I still can't figure out what to do with all the dirty dishes I stuffed in the linen closet.