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by • October 7, 2015 • Cleaning Tips & How To’s, Tidy TipsComments (0)1550

Kitchen Nightmares: Dirty Sinks, Crusted Plates, and Mile-High Dishes – OH MY!

Dirty sinks, crusted plates, and mile-high dishes– oh my! It starts with leaving one dish go unwashed, and all of the sudden you’re looking at the Mount Everest of dishes to wash a few days later. It’s a dirty dish catastrophe that’s straight out of a nightmare. Here are some of the spookiest kitchen nightmares from Instagram users who know the pain of letting a few dishes go unwashed:

1 | After-party perils

One minute you’re hosting the world’s best party, and the next, you’re stuck with a sink-full of dirty cups. You ask yourself, did you even invite that many people over? Did the cups multiply before my eyes? Sigh, the bane of being the hostess.
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2 |  Dinner party aftermath

You love entertaining your in-laws (maybe), but the cleanup is as fun as a glass-sandwich. Who wants to wipe down forks after dessert? This is when a magic cleaning genie would come in handy.
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3 | DIY disaster

The DIY trend can be fun and healthy– no doubt. But it can also be messy. Too messy. For those times you have a craving for homemade grape jelly but not the craving to do extensive cleanup afterward, try Grab Green Automatic Dishwashing Detergent. Grab Green’s Auto Dish– in glorious scents like Thyme with Fig Leaf, Tangerine with Lemongrass, Red Pear with Magnolia, and Grapefruit with Cranberry–wipes away the DIY mess without streaks and toxic chemicals. With only naturally-derived ingredients, your homemade concoctions can feel healthy from start to finish. 
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4 | #Reality

Sometimes, #reality isn’t pretty. It’s not even cute. Sometimes, reality is a sink-full of dirty dishes, pots and pans and dish soap just staring at you right in the face. You could continue the staring contest, but there’s a small chance you might lose.
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5 | College kid struggles

When you can’t find the lid to your pan, just use another pan as a cover…right? What seemed like an A+ idea twenty minutes ago suddenly seems less than bright during cleanup. Let it be a learning lesson…right?
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6 |  Dirty dish overflow

You had one of those “I’ll do it later” weeks. No worries, we all have them. But when the moment comes– the kids are asleep, your emails are sent, all tummies are fed–and you enter the kitchen, horror erupts. It’s a dirty dish overflow like you’ve never seen before. It’s not just the sink, but the table and the counter top too. Does life come with a rewind button?
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7 |  Ready, set…wash?

You’ve stacked the dirty dishes, gotten out your dish soap, your sponge, and you’re ready to go. The only thing left to do is to actually do the dishes. Maybe tomorrow.
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8 | Kitchen chaos

It’s mayhem in the kitchen and you’re the judge. How do you call for order when you can’t even reach the gavel (ie, the sponge)? It’s a fight for justice! Or, at least for a clean coffee mug.
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9 | Greasy nightmare

Your world-famous chili follows the world’s most painful cleanup. When regular dish soap can’t get the job done, you’ll need a little extra help. Grab Green Power Degreaser cuts through grease and cooking grime with ease, leaving residue and toxic ingredients in the dust. Made with naturally-derived ingredients, fragrant scents like Red Pear with Magnolia, Tangerine with Lemongrass and Thyme with Fig Leaf eliminate food odors and leave your dishes happy, healthy and smelling great.
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10 | Mommy’s nightmare

Our little munchkins sure know how to leave little messes around the house. The kitchen is unfortunately no exception. For our kiddies who deserve clean dishes washed by non-toxic soaps, use Grab Green Liquid Dish Soap— guaranteed to be gentle on those bottles and sippy cups. When it comes to cleaning, you’ll never have to worry an unsafe situation again.
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11 | Pump it up

Where’s all the new mothers at? New momma’s know what a sink-full of pumping gear looks like. They know what it feels like to spend forever hand washing them too. The work of motherhood never ends.
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12 | Dishwasher-less and distressed

Life without a dishwasher is just a little harder. Especially when you’ve made pasta 3 nights in a row and those dishes are just stacking up. 
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13 | A tea-rrible mess

When high tea turns into a low evening slumped over the sink handwashing coffee mugs, you know you should’ve listened to that little voice in your head telling you to wash immediately after use. Four cups of coffee, 6 cups of tea and two shots of espresso later, you’re on mug overload.
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14 | Baking bummer

Since when did a couple muffins require such a huge clean up? You start asking yourself, is breakfast really worth it this morning? Maybe I’ll do Poptarts tomorrow. To the bakers who clean as they go: we salute you!
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15 | Dirty little secret

Your dirty little secret? You wait until the sink is at maximum capacity to tackle those dirty dishes. It may not even occur to you to take care of them at all until it’s 2 am and you’re looking for a plate to put your leftover pizza on. For the sake of midnight snacking, take care of those dishes.
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16 | Chore fail

Chores are a great way to stay organized– until you realize your chore is to take care of a week’s worth of dishes and suddenly they seem stupid and trivial. Not to mention your garbage disposal reaks and you’d rather throw the plate entirely away than shove one more food porcel down that drain. Don’t go there yet. Try Grab Green’s Garbage Disposal Cleaner, equipped to loosen grime, remove odors, prevent clogging all with naturally-derived ingredients. Instead of month old marinara, your sink could smell like Red Pear with Magnolia, Tangerine with Lemongrass, or Thyme with Fig Leaf. The chore wheel just got a little bit happier.
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