No matter how many times you run the dishwasher or hand-wash items as you use them, the cleaning crew can not keep up with the piles of dirty dishes. The problem comes when left over food dries and hardens. Make life easier by setting up a few temporary slop sinks. Just fill a large plastic tub with soapy lukewarm water and pile dishes in until you can get around to properly cleaning them—even if that means (gasp!) overnight.