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The dishwasher hack that will change your life and mean you fit everything in EVERY time 

A mother has revealed how to fit all your pots and pans in the dishwasher every time – and it is easier than you think.

Creative home stylist, Liz Amaya, from Brisbane, shared a video of her clever dishwasher trick on Instagram.

The mum-of-four simply lifts the top drawer until it locks in place, extending the space below by a few centimetres, allowing pans to fit.

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Creative home stylist, Liz Amaya, from Brisbane, shared a video of her very clever dishwasher hack on Instagram on Wednesday

A mother has revealed how fit all your pots and pans in the dishwasher every time – and it is easier than you think

The mum-of-four simply lifts the top drawer until it locks in place, extending the space below by a few centimetres, allowing pans to fit

The mum-of-four simply lifts the top drawer until it locks in place, extending the space below by a few centimetres, allowing pans to fit

The video starts with Liz demonstrating how the dishwasher’s sprayer can’t spin when large pans are in the draw.

After lifting the drawer the mum repeats the motion, adding the pan and spinning the water sprayer.

This time it spins freely. 

And the woman’s legion of fans were suitably impressed with the hack – with thousands of them liking and commenting on the post.

‘I can’t believe it has taken me 36 years to find this out,’ one woman said. 

Another woman revealed her husband wanted to get rid of her favourite plates because they were too big for the family’s dishwasher.

After lifting the drawer the mum repeats the motion, adding the pan and spinning the water sprayer

After lifting the drawer the mum repeats the motion, adding the pan and spinning the water sprayer

‘After watching your video we tried it and now they fit,’ she said, relieved that she could keep her new dinnerware.

Some of her followers even went as far as to say it was the busy mum’s ‘best hack yet’.

But it isn’t the first time the mum’s work has blown others away, she recently shared a video explaining how she transformed a filthy drain on her kitchen sink into a pristine state, using just four household ingredients. 

‘Here’ a clip on how to deep clean your drain – consider it your motivation,’ Liz posted. 

BEFORE: A mother has shared her horror after discovering the state of her kitchen drain, and revealed how she tackled it with just four household ingredients

AFTER: A mother has shared her horror after discovering the state of her kitchen drain, and revealed how she tackled it with just four household ingredients

BEFORE AND AFTER: A mother has shared her horror after discovering the state of her kitchen drain, and revealed how she tackled it with just four household ingredients

To perform the deep clean, she used bicarb soda, vinegar, an old toothbrush and boiling water.

To begin, Liz said you should use a screwdriver to remove your drain and expose what is lurking underneath.

Following this, sprinkle a cub of bicarbonate soda directly onto the gunky mess, and add a cup of vinegar directly on top.

Creative home stylist Liz Amaya, from Brisbane, posted on Instagram , where she said we often don't realise how dirty our drains are, but you need to clean them periodically to keep the home spotless (process pictured)

Creative home stylist Liz Amaya, from Brisbane, posted on Instagram , where she said we often don't realise how dirty our drains are, but you need to clean them periodically to keep the home spotless (process pictured)

Creative home stylist Liz Amaya, from Brisbane, posted on Instagram , where she said we often don’t realise how dirty our drains are, but you need to clean them periodically to keep the home spotless (process pictured)

After leaving it for a few minutes, the drain should be scrubbed with an old toothbrush to dislodge any set-in dirt and grime.

Finally, boil your kettle and pour it all over the top to wash the dirt away and leave your drain sparkling.

You'll need bicarb soda, vinegar, an old toothbrush and a kettle full of boiling water in order to clean your drain (process pictured)

You'll need bicarb soda, vinegar, an old toothbrush and a kettle full of boiling water in order to clean your drain (process pictured)

You’ll need bicarb soda, vinegar, an old toothbrush and a kettle full of boiling water in order to clean your drain (process pictured)

Thousands who saw the clip were impressed and said they would definitely be cleaning out their drains as soon as they were home.

‘Oh my goodness, I am so scared to look at my drains now,’ one woman posted.

‘I love this, it’s gross but so satisfying,’ another added. 

A third wrote: ‘I am immediately going to find a screwdriver to see what 10 years of uncleaned drains looks like’.

Thousands who saw the clip were impressed and said they would definitely be cleaning out their drains as soon as they were home (final step pictured)

Thousands who saw the clip were impressed and said they would definitely be cleaning out their drains as soon as they were home (final step pictured)

Previously, Liz has shared a number of household tips and tricks – including how to stop your sheets from getting tangled in the dryer.

‘It’s easy to avoid tangles in the dryer when you know how,’ Liz posted on Instagram.

Most importantly, Liz said you shouldn’t overload your machine. 

‘Everything should be kept loose and free to move,’ she wrote.

This might mean drying your sheets, covers, pillowcases and towels separately, as otherwise the dryer won’t work properly.

The stylist also said you can throw a couple of tennis balls into the dryer too, which will assist the process.

‘Besides reducing wrinkles and fluffing towels, tennis balls allow air to circulate in the dryer,’ Liz said.

‘They also speed up the drying time while helping to separate folds and twists in the fabric.’ 


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