There are only 4 people in our household– small in comparison to many, I know. But man, can they dirty dishes. It is not uncommon for multiple glasses or cups to be used by the same person just to get a drink of water throughout the day. So in an effort to not spend the majority of my life with my hands in dishwater, I had to figure out a way to limit my family’s glass and cup usage.
Enter this little guy: a Drink Station.
Each circle got a printed name of a family member, then I laminated it making it a durable and wipeable mat. Everyone gets one cup or glass for the day and rests it here when it is not being used. It sits by the side of the sink in the kitchen so that the cups do not wander off into different parts of the house.
Not quite beautiful, but it works. And right now, I am all about function over beauty and wrangling the dirty dish monster.
Hopefully it will save you from the same headache, too.