How to Wash Dishes by Hand

The next steps will show you how to thoroughly wash dishes by hand.

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Step 1: Rinse and Wash Out Your Sink

Make sure to thoroughly clean the sink so that when you start to wash your dishes the sink is clean.

Step 2: Fill Sink Up With Soapy Water

1. Plug your sink with a plug stopper.

2. Fill sink with warm water.

3. Fill sink until about 1/3 full.

Step 3: Let Dish Soak in Water

There is no set amount of time to let the dishes soak in the water, but to make cleaning easier it is suggested.

Step 4: Place Dish Soap on Brush or Sponge.

Step 5: Scrub the Dish

Step 6: Use Soapy Water to Clean.

Step 7: Rinse Dish With Clean Water.

Step 8: Unplug Sink to Let Out the Dish Water.

Step 9: Dry the Dishes

Use a dish cloth to dry off the dishes. You can also air dry them if you have a drying rack.

Step 10: Put Dishes Away

Place the clean dishes in the cupboard.

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