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For years I use to get so frustrated when I would go to clean off the kitchen counters and discover 10 dirty glasses or more for the 5 people in our household.
Then one day an idea was born out of pure frustration with the dirty dishes pile (and those ideas are usually the best). I took a wipe off marker and labeled the glasses with everyone’s name. Before they go in the dishwasher I clean off the ink with a damp paper towel.
Best part I no longer have the problem of too many dirty cups for the top rack of the dish washer and too little dirty plates for the bottom rack. In fact, I often have room for bowls on the top rack as well as the glasses.
Post Update: Another option I find works well is to assign each member a different type of glass. This is even simpler than labeling glasses as you don’t have to search for a pen or wipe the name off later. However, you do have to put up with a very interesting assortment of glasses which sometimes takes up more room in the cupboard.
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