There’s nothing earth shattering about this idea. It’s pretty simple, as a matter of fact. But it’s helped us tremendously and I’m hoping it helps you too! As y’all know, we’re a homeschooling family. Which means we are at home a LOT. It also means we go through a LOT of dishes. I’ve never sympathized with people when they tell me they don’t have enough dishes to run their dishwasher. Really? Wanna take some of mine home with you? We always seemed to be using multiple glasses each day. There’s only four of us in my family, but I’d often find two or three times that many glasses in my sink at the end of the day.
Enter…beverage bands! You know those rubber bracelets you get (usually for free) to help support some cause or to commemorate something? We have bunches of them around here! I just couldn’t throw them away, but after the event or cause was a distant memory, what was I supposed to do with them? Well, I use them to mark our drinking glasses during the day. That way, we know whose glass is whose and don’t use enough for a football team.
They fit on most glasses we’ve tried and are usually dishwasher safe (top rack). The only fly in this particular ointment for us? We have one child who simply refuses to use them. Not a problem for me, as long as they keep up with their own glass.