If you live in hurricane country, put important papers and photos in ziplock bags the dishwasher when a storm is approaching. The home appliance is heavy, attached to the house. and waterproof, which makes it easy to find after a storm.
By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO
What a good idea, my daughter lives in south Florida. I will have to tell her. Thanks.
Great Idea. Thanks!
What an ingenious idea! I live in Tornado Alley now, not in hurricane country anymore, but it still sounds like a good idea. We don't have a dishwasher, so I plan to use my washing machine: it's heavy and it's waterproof, so it should be just as safe as a dishwasher (however safe that might be in a tornado!)
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If you ever need to leave in a hurry because of a flood approaching, a good place to store important items (computer tower, pictures, etc.) is in your dishwasher. It has a watertight seal that will protect your items. You could also put items in your FRONT loading clothes washer. It will not work with a TOP loader clothes washer.
By Fred from Michigan
Very good tip! I'm not sure if it's possible to cram a PC tower into the confines of a dishwasher, but it's worth a try. :-) (09/08/2008)
You can, if you remove the racks, etc. and it really does work. (01/31/2010)