A professional organizer has unveiled its life-changing hack to make sure everything fits in your dishwasher.
Anita Birges, the founder of Mise en place, revealed that she had been washing her large dinner plates by hand for over a year before finding a simple solution to her dishwasher’s lack of space.
In an Instagram video, she shows how her plates stop the machine’s mechanisms from turning.
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nita Birges revealed that she had been washing her large plates by hand for over a year before finding the simple solution to her dishwasher’s space problem.
She then loosens the sides of the top drawer, slides it out, and lifts it so that the bottom rollers run toward the rail instead.
This instantly created the extra few inches needed to fit the plates on the bottom shelf without damaging the machine.
Anita revealed that she had been at a loss for a year, hand washing all her large items.
“Smart old me thought it was because, ‘the plates used to be smaller’, and ‘this dishwasher was not the most modern’,” she wrote along with the video.
A shop assistant was the first person to make her aware that the dishwashing problem could be due to user error.
“Last weekend I measured the square up and walked around the entire Westfield Shopping Center looking for a plate that was 25cm in diameter, not the usual 27cm,” she said.
She tried to buy smaller plates before being warned about the simple hack
She simply lifts the stand and locks it in a higher setting
‘Alas, after searching many stores with my measuring tape in hand, I was told by the nicest store assistant’ you know well that your top dishwasher is adjustable ‘?’
Shocked, she went home to test the assistant’s theory and was blown away.
She wasted no time in sharing the practical tip with her fans, who were equally impressed.
How do I get more space in my dishwasher?
1 – Loosen both left and right rails
2 – Lift the stand up to the higher position and lock the clips back in place.
3 – Other dishwashers may have an adjustment handle or handles, but almost all of them have this option.
4 – Many major dishwasher brands (such as Whirlpool, Bosch, Samsung and Thermidor) have even released videos showing you how to do it.
5 – The best thing is that you do not need any tools and it only takes a few minutes
6 – It’s not only a good solution to enable you to wash larger dishes in your dishwasher, it will also prevent things from getting damaged from being pushed into a too short rack.
“Got the other half to do exactly this yesterday, and hey, it works,” one woman thanked.
“You saved me from buying a new dishwasher,” said another.
‘I had to replace my brand new dining table because of this problem … I put the phone away from me and adjusted my top stand. Game. Switches, ‘wrote another.
Another woman joked that the hack was useful – but noted wine glasses do not fit once the shelf has been moved up.
‘The choices we have to make,’ joked Anita.
The handy hack has been viewed by 58,000 people.