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The amazing drying act!

There’s something I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while now…

THE DRYING CUPBOARD! (tai, astiankuivauskaappi in Finnish)

The first time I came to Finland I was in awe at the simplicity of this commonplace object.

Let’s face it, we’ve all had to do dishes at some point or another. And for those of us who don’t have a dishwater (i.e. most students) it can be a pain. Washing the dishes at my grandma’s house we’d divvy up the tasks:

  • Someone washes
  • Someone dries
  • Someone puts away

But here it’s so much easier with the help of this:

Wash, and stick in the cupboard, close the cupboard and let drip dry over the sink. I don’t dry and it’s my storage.

Every single kitchen in Finland has this and yet amazingly this idea hasn’t spread to many other countries. For those building new or renovating their kitchens, c’mon, give it a try!

Such a simple, yet effective solution.

Save time
Save space
Save energy (if you don’t use the dishwasher and just physical energy if you’re hand-drying!

When I come back to Canada I’m bringing the sauna and the astiankuivauskaappi with me;) (of course not literally…)

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