It's pretty funny that I would be giving household tips as believe me, I'm not what you'd call Miss Tidy Housekeeper!
I don't enjoy cleaning and believe me, organizing and de-cluttering has gotten away from me!
But here's a tip I saw on line that I've been using and I really like it.
In the morning, I fill my big kitchen sink with warm water and a little Dawn and all day I put all the dirty dishes I use into the sink of water. At night, I load and run the dishwasher. It soaks off any food and grease before it enters the dishwasher.
I have never believed you can put food laden dishes in the dishwasher and expect them to come out clean. I have a newer dishwasher and believe me I've tried it. Doesn't work! It just bakes it on!
This works well for me because I have a second little sink to use too. (To wash my hands or dump something down the drain.)
Here's another; probably obvious tip to most.
I have soapstone counter tops. I oil them a couple times a year to keep them looking nice and dark and beautiful. I noticed that if I sat my bottle of Dawn on the counter, the soap on the bottom would cut through the oil and leave a ring. (Of course, it's dawn, it removes grease and oil!)
So I just set it on a little paper plate now. Problem solved.
Another thing I've been trying my best to do this summer is to hang my clothes out to dry; especially the bed linens.
Since my dryer is electric, this saves a good deal on the electric bill.
So, there's my little household hints of the day. Pretty obvious probably for most of you. But hey, it's me . . . .