10 Things to Tell Your Roommate Before They Leave the Kitchen Slideshow

Slide 1 of 10
Empty the Dishwasher

It’s an obvious one, but we’re always shocked to learn that some people actually believe that a dishwasher is going to grow arms of its own and empty itself, so it's always best to send out a reminder to empty the dishwasher. We find that whiteboards with notes like "Dishwasher is DIRTY" and "Dishwasher is CLEAN" help.

Thinkstock/iStockphoto