Find yourself washing too many cups every day? Looking for a solution? DrinkBands might be the ticket.
Last month, this is what I kept waking up to. Cups. Lots of them. On the counter. Used after the kitchen had been cleaned the night before.
If my math is right, there are 19 cups and glasses there. I did not stage this photo. My kids looked at me funny as I took a photo one morning, gearing myself up for a blog rant.
There are only 8 people in our family, yet 19 dirty cups were generated in the hours between dinnertime and bedtime. Consider what was happening the rest of the day! Clearly we had a drinking problem.
What a waste of resources to wash that many cups. To put away that many cups. To hassle children whose jobs were to load and unload the dishwasher.
My first response was to take away all the cups. They are currently stored on top of the fridge. Not as pretty as stashed in the cupboard, but it makes it harder to take out more cups, particularly if you’re under three feet tall. My second step was to figure out a way to identify my people’s cups.
In the past we had color coded cups. But, as the kids have grown, some no longer use plastic cups, others fight over who gets pink or blue or green on any given day.
Drinkbands enter the picture.
In the midst of all this plotting, I got an email from DrinkBands. Lo and behold, thick, durable rubber bands in EIGHT different colors to help us identify cups, regardless of style, size, or shape. Yeah! They sent us a set to review.
Mine’s white. Don’t touch it.
We’ve found these to be a quick and easy way to mark our family’s drinkware. With eight different colors, everyone has his own special color. If you have a smaller household, your set would allow you to mark guests’ glasses as well.
You can purchase a set of DrinkBands for $12.50 or get two sets for $22.50. Used regularly, you’ll easily recoup that cost in the time and money that it takes to wash way too many cups! At least at our house, you would.
Use the coupon code: LAM2012 to get 10% off your order.
Win a set of drinkbands!
This week DrinkBands is giving away 5 band sets to Life as MOM readers.
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