My in-laws, they store them in the dishwasher.
Yes, despite the fact that they have a fancy Bosch dishwasher, they typically don’t use it to actually wash dishes. Oftentimes, it can be found filled with bags of potato chips or as storage for other items.
Why, you might ask, do they not use the dishwasher? Is it broken? Does it not clean the dishes thoroughly? Oh no, the dishwasher works well. Or at least it has on the occasions I’ve convinced them to use it. My MIL will sometimes claim it is because there are not enough dishes to fill it, but now that there are 7 of us there when we visit, any meal produces enough dishes to easily fill the dishwasher. They also claim to like doing dishes… That’s fodder for a whole other post…
Sometimes, I feel like my in-laws judge me as lazy because I prefer to use the dishwasher instead of hand washing dishes. Oftentimes, they even choose to hand wash dishes at our house, and well, who I am to complain if I don’t have to do it… However, for the record, I’m far from lazy – I just prioritize my time differently. There are a million things I’d rather spend my time doing besides dishes.
I don’t really understand why anyone would want to spend 30 minutes of their life doing dishes when they could spend less than half of that loading and unloading the dishwasher. For me, those extra 15 minutes would be better spent playing with my kids, baking banana bread, cleaning under the girls’ booster seats, or perhaps participating in a meaningful hobby (blogging, anyone?).
So I ask you, my friends, where do you store potato chips?