I'm sure you think this is a rhetorical question, but I'm serious. If your dishes come out of the dishwasher and their cleanliness is hit or miss, then you don't know how to properly load your dishwasher.
I have a friend, who is super anal about how he loads his dishwasher. We'll call him Greg. Of course, that's a pseudonym. Names have been changed to protect the guilty. He won't let anyone, including his own mother, load the dishwasher because "no one does it correctly." I kid you not. I've attempted to load his dishwasher when I've made dinner and he stands over me to ensure it's done to his standards. Frankly, this is hysterical because I'm more OCD than he is.
Anyway, back to your ability to load your dishwasher. You probably aren't doing it correctly, so take 5 minutes and watch the "how to" video below. Trust me, you'll get a good laugh.
There's also a handy dandy guide right here that you might peruse.
Now that you've learned how to load your dishwasher, I'm going to tell you that I disagree with a lot of the advice, except for the part about not blocking the soap. That bit about not loading the silverware by type is just stupid. If you rinse off your dishes and utensils prior to loading, you won't need to worry about the gunky spoons not getting clean. Personally, I prefer to organize my dishes and silverware by type to make the unloading process quick and easy.
What do you think? Do you have any tips to make doing the dishes super easy?