Today’s Large Family Organization tip comes from Sharon, mom of 6.
My tip is for cutting down on the number of cups the children use each day. Instead of giving each child a certain color, they each have a spot for their cup.
The cups are lined up on the edge of one of the kitchen counters, and we’ve written their names in pencil (it does smudge, but cleans up easily with a magic eraser when we want to re-write them).
After meals, they return their cups to their spots. One of my more independent children was doing this on her own at the age of 2.
This really cuts down on the number of cups I have to wash each day, and cuts down on the number of times they climb on the counters to reach the cabinet to get out a clean cup!
Can I get an AMEN! This is one of those things EVERY large household deals with. I have a friend who uses different colored electrical tape to mark the glasses and the spot. Since we rent, I’m not able to do this, but I wonder if there is a way to do something similar. Suggestions?
Now, it’s your turn!