Use your dishwasher as a dish-drying rack
I can't imagine how hand washing dishes could be a time saver, but AJ's friend disagrees:
A friend with several kids told me her dishes get dirty so fast it's not effective time-wise to have the dishwasher running nonstop. Her solution is to handwash dishes and use the dishwasher as a drying rack. That tip came in handy last winter when we were without power for 24 hours.