Avoid the convenient, if precarious, tendency to continue to pile dishes onto your drying rack. You can make a satellite drying station using unconventional household items.
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You probably already have at least one of these items in your kitchen, and they’re perfect to hold drying dishes while you shine and put away the rest.
Here are three ways to make extra space for drying dishes, glasses, and anything else you may have leftover from entertaining.
1. A Wire Rack
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2. An Oven Rack
Set an oven rack over the sink. The air circulating on all sides of the rack will help dry the dishes, glasses, and any other items placed on it.
Make sure the oven rack is cool (you'll want to make sure the oven has been off for a while if it was in use) and give it a good scrubbing if needed to ensure it's clean.
3. A Colander with Extending Arms
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