Living 21 days ago by Liz Adams

Making Changes in the Kitchen

You all know how much I love to cook but I HATE doing the dishes. It’s one of those tasks that I put off until the sink is full and then I kick myself for making the situation worse. Over the past 6 months, we have been making a lot of meals at home which means more plates, more water, more runs of the dishwasher. I remember looking at Dave and thinking, “How can we go through this many dishes in a day?” It was a realization that opened my eyes to how much water we use pre-rinsing our dishes in the sink before even loading and running the dishwasher! We needed to make a change.

I’m excited to partner with Finish to help support their #SkiptheRinse initiative with the goal of encouraging Americans to conserve water by skipping the pre-rinse step when doing dishes. Every time we rinse our dishes before putting them in the dishwasher (not to mention bottles, sippy cups, etc.!), you waste up to 20 gallons of water per load! By pledging to #SkipTheRinse, Americans can conserve up to 150 billion gallons of water annually. As a part of the pledge, Finish has committed to donating $1 for every Skip the Rinse Pledge, with a minimum of $100k and up to $400k, in support of water conservation projects in the US through The Nature Conservancy, plus $1 for every #SkipTheRinse pledge made at www.skip.finishdishwashing.com, from now until March 2021. I’m really proud to help spread the word on this amazing initiative and make a difference by skipping the rinse in our own home! We have this blue ribbon tied around our faucet as a reminder to skip the rinse and instead discard extra food in the bin and place the dishes directly into the dishwasher, knowing that Finish Quantum will make them sparkling clean.

All our time at home has made me pretty picky when it comes to my kitchen helpers. Finish Quantum contains ActivBlu technology that is designed to work without pre-rinsing, releasing stain lifters that blast away food residue and leaves dishes shining. Finish Quantum’s three-chamber technology delivers a powerful clean that scrubs, degreases, and shines. Not only does it help save water but it saves time which I always welcome as a mom. I’ve been blown away by these easy-to-use Finish Quantum pods, they get the job done every single time!

Will you join me and skip the rinse??

A big thank you to Finish for sponsoring this post!