Mom discovers simple hack so everything fits in place

Do your large plates and pans not fit in the dishwasher? Professional organizer blows minds with hidden hack few know

  • A clever mom has revealed how to fit larger items in the dishwasher
  • Anita Birges washed her large plates by hand until she learned the hack
  • She went to buy smaller plates when a store clerk told her the news










A professional organizer has unveiled her life-changing hack to make sure everything fits in your dishwasher.

Anita Birges, the founder of Mise en place, revealed that she had been washing her large plates by hand for over a year before coming up with a simple solution to her dishwasher’s lack of space.

In an Instagram video, she shows how her plates stop the machine from spinning.

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nita Birges revealed that she had been washing her large plates by hand for over a year before coming up with the simple solution to her dishwasher’s space problem

She then loosens the sides of the top tray, slides it out, and lifts it so that the bottom rollers rest against the rail instead.

This immediately provided the extra few inches needed to fit the plates onto the bottom shelf without ruining the machine.

Anita revealed that she hadn’t felt like washing all her bulky things by hand for a year.

“Smart old me thought it was because ‘plates used to be smaller’ and ‘this dishwasher wasn’t the most modern,'” she captioned the video.

A shop assistant was the first to warn her that the dishwashing problem could be due to user error.

“Last weekend I measured the space and went all over the Westfield Shopping Center looking for a sign with a diameter of 25 cm, not the usual 27 cm,” she said.

She tried to buy smaller plates before being warned about the simple hack

She tried to buy smaller plates before being warned about the simple hack

She simply lifts the rack and locks it in a higher position

The hack works for most dishwashers - although some have a handle or lever

She simply lifts the rack and locks it in a higher position

“Unfortunately, after scouring many shops with my tape measure in hand, the nicest shop assistant told me ‘you do know that your top dishwasher rack is adjustable,’ right?”

Shocked, she went home to test the assistant’s theory and was blown away.

She wasted no time sharing the helpful tip with her fans who were equally impressed.

How do I make more space in my dishwasher?

1 – Detach both the left and right rails

2 – Lift the rack to the higher position and lock the clips back in place.

3 – Other dishwashers may have an adjustment lever or lever, but almost all of them have this option.

4 – Many major dishwasher brands (for example, Whirlpool, Bosch, Samsung and Thermidor) have even released videos showing you how to do it.

5 – The best part is that you don’t need any tools and it only takes a few minutes

6 – Not only is it a great solution for washing larger dishes in the dishwasher, it also prevents things from getting damaged if they are placed in a rack that is too short.

SOURCE: Mise_En_Place_Aus

“I had the other half do exactly this yesterday & hey presto it works,” one woman thanked.

“You saved me buying a new dishwasher,” said another.

“Because of this problem, I wanted to replace my brand new dining area… I put the phone down and adjusted my top rack. Game. Changer,” wrote another.

Another woman joked that the hack was helpful, but noted that wine glasses don’t fit when the shelf is pushed up.

“The choices we have to make,” Anita joked.

The handy hack has been seen by 58,000 people.

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