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78: How to Lazy Genius Dinner Clean Up

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If the title of this episode already has you hot and bothered, it’s probably because you know Kendra of the Lazy Genius, giver of tips on how to be genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t. If cooking dinner matters to you, clean up is inevitable, so it only makes sense that we’d invite Kendra to talk to us about genius dinner clean up hacks. And oh boy, does she not disappoint.

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How to keep kitchen clean up fast and easy with Kendra of the Lazy Genius podcast | Didn't I Just Feed You, a food podcast for parents (even the ones who hate to cook)

No Dishwasher Tetris!

Making dinner clean up easy starts with what and how you cook, but it certainly doesn’t end there.

This week, Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius shares all of her tips for making dinner clean up a snap, from how to choose recipes to getting the kids involved. And yes, you CAN get them involved in a way that actually helps — and she tells us how. Kendra even has a genius tip that ensures you will not be left playing dishwasher Tetris after the kids go to bed.


Going into dinner with a strategy for keeping clean up to a minimum means that you can make dinner an opportunity to connect with your family without it also being an overwhelming job for you.

Y’all need to listen to this one. Kendra does not disappoint with super smart ideas that have already changed clean up in our kitchens.

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Kendra from The Lazy Genius | Didn't I Just Feed You, a food podcast for parents (even the ones who hate to cook!)

About Our Guest: Kendra Adachi

Kendra Adachi went to college to become a high school English teacher, but instead became the Lazy Genius, passionately and candidly sharing how to stop doing it all for the sake of doing what matters. Her work includes hosting The Lazy Genius Podcast, cooking dinner on Instagram (she’s @thelazygenius), and convincing her three young kids that talking into the phone is Mommy’s job. You can find Kendra at her site, The Lazy Genius Collective.

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Well, licking the bowl is one way to keep clean up easy! For more smart ideas like these (ha!), be sure to join our private listeners’ group on Facebook (our favorite cocktail is WHISKEY — you’ll understand when you try to join).

There, you can join group member @kristaettles — the smart mama who came up with this IG quote! — and others as we share more super easy ideas for dinner clean up.

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