....with your dishes?
According to this article from House Beautiful, if you do any of these things, you are abusing your dishes.
ONE. Storing your stemware with the rim down. These glasses are fragile people. Turn the rim up!
TWO. Do not pre-wash your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher. My mother-in-law has been telling me this for years. I finally stopped. One more time. DO. NOT. PRE-WASH. YOUR. DISHES. If the dishwasher detergent cannot find food to eat, it eats away at your dishes.
THREE. Use a spatula, not silverware, to scrape the heavy food off of your dishes. Scraping silverware across your dishes will eventually mar and scar.
FOUR. Use a buffer, such as a coffee filter or shelf liner, between plates and bowls while they are stored in your cabinets. A coffee filter a day will keep chips away...or something like that.
FIVE. Place glasses between the dishwasher tines, not ON the tine. This will ensure they are as "snug as a bug in a rug" while getting clean.
Who'd a thunk it?!!