Lately I've been on a sustainable/simple life kick that's been augmented by my desire to reduce our footprint on this world. Disposable cleansing products are so much simpler to deal with and both I and my husband hate doing chores and cleaning. But I was able to grab a tip one of those sites that mentioned getting only dishwasher-safe items for the kitchen and run with it. I found some glass rectangular containers at Costco and we're replaced all our plastic stuff with those.
So far, this has seriously reduced our chore time. The dishwasher runs more often, but the kitchen stays cleaner and I'm less frustrated with dirty counters. The dishwasher is more efficient than us at cleaning stuff too, so it's been a huge boon. It's cut down on my housegnome requirements greatly.