I did two really simple things to make my (never-ending!) dish washing a little less cumbersome.
1. I peeled the labels off of an old hand sanitizer bottle, washed it out, and filled it with dish soap. Good-bye giant Costco-size bottle on my counter!
2. I got a perfect little oval dish in a sunny color to hold the sponge, to remind me not to leave it in the bottom of the sink, where it gets buried under the dishes and further deters me from doing my least-favorite job. (This habit of mine was also a pet peeve for my husband, so this was a move toward marital harmony on my part.) (I also got six more of these fancy little dishes in blue for making cute little quiches and pot pies and desserts. I love Dollar Tree!)
Are the dishes done? Um, no. But they will be =)