Let’s talk dishes, people. I know they’re there. In your sink. Being gross. It’s OK. This is a big challenge, but it’s worth it. Roll up your sleeves. Grab your sponge and soap and rubber gloves, if you have ‘em. Have a clean, dry dishtowel on hand to dry with. If you’re lucky enough to have a dishwasher, empty it if it’s clean. If not, open it up and start loading. No dishwasher? Start washing. Wash until your dish drainer is full. This applies to you dishwasher-having people for all that stuff that can’t go in the dishwasher. Once you have no more space for clean dishes, start drying. Put them away. Go back for round 2.
You guys, I know it sucks, but it’ll be DONE. Think of how nice it’ll be to have it DONE. You won’t have to dread it anymore. Just suck it up, commit yourself to a few minutes (OK, maybe more) of annoying, repetitive activity, and do it. Do it now. Go.