Mom's Dish Towel Cleaning Hack Is Being Called 'Genius'

Look, I love a good hack. You know, a hack that actually makes sense to do. I can't stand the trendy videos that show us ways to do things that are actually just harder, not easier.

Now, one mom is going viral for showing people an easy way to kill two birds with one stone in the dishwasher, and I, for one, am all for it.

It's so secret the dishwasher can be used for many, many different things.

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Sure, it washes dishes, but it also can steam food, clean vegetables, and wash a variety of things that aren't dishes.

Honestly, I don't know how our ancestors lived without them!

Now, one woman is showing off her favorite dishwasher hack and it's one that's so simple I wonder why I hadn't thought of it myself!

If you clean your kitchen at all, chances are you have a dish towel — they're essential to keeping your countertops tidy.

However, dish towels are also one of the most disgusting, germ-infested household items.

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It's important to keep them cleaned regularly, and normally, I toss mine in the washing machine.

However, one woman showed off her hack to get them super clean.

"Does anyone else pop their dirty dish cloth into the dishwasher for a freshen up?" a woman asked on the Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia Facebook page.

"Sometimes I wash it in the washing machine, but the DISHWASHER does a much better job! My mum says it disinfects too!" she concluded.

OKAY.. I'm mad at myself that I hadn't thought of this before.

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Many people gave props to the woman for sharing this brilliant hack!

"I’ve started doing this and it’s so much better than what the machine or soaking does," said one user.

"Genius! Never thought to do this before, but so easy," echoed another.

What an awesome idea I'll have to try tonight!

h/t: 7News