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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Stopping the Multiplication of Cups and the Spread of Cooties

At any one time, we usually have at least 8 or 9 cups in various locations around the house. As you could guess, we don't have that many people actually living here. Inexplicably, our dirty cups multiply like bunnies.

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So this weekend, I instituted a new rule in our house. If you're drinking something, you need to have your own personal rubber band on the cup in your hands. If you can't find your rubber band, it's time to search the house for it and wash the cup it's attached to (or better yet, re-use it) before getting anything clean out of the cupboard.

So far, it has worked like a charm.

I, honestly, can't believe that I'm the first person to think of this. And I doubt I even need to describe it. See the stuff in the picture. Get it and make them. Though, I guess I should mention that rubber bands are hard on the permanent markers. Keep a scratch piece of paper nearby to occasionally doodle on, which wipes off the rubber band build up.

And this method will help cut back on the transfer of cooties, too. If that's an issue at your house.

9 comments:

Penelope said...

What a brilliant idea! I love it!

Britt said...

That is such a great idea, but where did you find those awesome rubber bands??

Michelle said...

Wow! What a fantastic idea. I have 3 kids, but my two girls are the ones that leave all of the glasses out. It's amazing in a day's time how many can be used. By two girls.

Wendy said...

Britt, I've had these forever. I'm sure I got a big bag of them at an office supply store (Office Max, Office Depot?) once upon a time.

Wendy said...

We had to do something similar ... for the same reason.

I had three tupperware cups - three different colors with matching lids - and each girl was "assigned" a color, which she uses exclusively. It's been amazing how few cups we have to wash these days ;).

Cami said...

You're so clever! I'm gonna get some good rubber bands and do the same. I'm tired of looking in the cabinet and seeing an empty shelf where all the cups and glasses should be - just to find them all piled in the sink!

*angie* said...

Super Idea!!

kelli said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks.

raising4boys said...

I love it. I tried putting stickers on our cups this summer but they left a residue. I have also used masking tape, but I think I will give this one a try.