Not having a dishwasher - well - stinks!
What works for me is an under sink tote to hold dirty dishes throughout the day.
Everyone - with the exception of the lone male in the house - (love you honey!) knows to put their dishes under the sink when they're done using them. Our morning routine consists of doing the dishes nearly first thing so they're ready for the day.
This helps so we don't have to look at dirty dishes pile up all day and I can look at a shiny, clean sink all day instead!
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