Friday, July 2, 2010

A House of Order: Family Glasses!

I don't know how things are in your house but,
summertime at my house means
2 dishwasher loads per day of just
The kids get a new glass every time they need a drink
and when friends come over . . . the used glass count triples!
This is something my mom did in our home and it
was the
I don't know why it has taken me so long to do it
for my own family.
Here it is . . .
You Will Need:
1 Lazy Susan
1 Glass for Each Person in Your Family
In their color . . . or use vinyl lettering
to add their name to the glass.
The only set back on the vinyl,
is that you have to hand wash the glasses.
(But you only have to do it once a day . . . so it's not so bad!)
I use plastic cups for guests and I keep a sharpie close
by so that they can write their name on their cup.
Summer Dishes just got a whole lot easier
at the Smith House!
Happy Day!


colds1 said...

My mom did this too, except she just used a marker to write our initials on the bottom of the glass ... still dishwasher friendly! I keep a color coded reuseable water bottle for each boy in the fridge. Guests get a cup ...

Tricia Smith said...

Great Idea!
Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...


Do you have a blog button avail? I would love to sport it on my blog if you do..

Thanks for all you do! =)

Tricia Smith said...

You are the nicest girl . . . EVER!
Thanks for the sweet compliment!
I'll have to try and figure out how to make one!

Anonymous said...

ok i have a question because i have become tricia addicted to this blog and think everything you post i must do! and i am a little ocd and i have to have the exact thing you have so where did u find your cups and the lazy susan! thanks again

Tricia Smith said...

I got the glasses and the Lazy Susan at
Good ole' Walmart!
I'm afraid people are going to start thinking I live there! I did see some at Target as well.
Thanks for being so sweet!

Andrea said...

Soo... I was thinking you could get a real glass (if your kids are older esp.) and use the etching medium to etch their initials on it or their whole name...then you could wash them in the dishwasher.

Tricia Smith said...

Great Idea . . . Very Classy!

kimber said...

I have a friend who does vinyl and she has vinyl that she has done fo me on water bottles and they do great in the dishwasher! So it might depend on the type of vinyl u use! My walmart is dumb and didn't have your lazy susan so i am on the hunt there are 2 more walmarts by my home and several that r not that close but i have been know to drive as far as south jordan to a walmart or target to get what i need! lol i need to help! i know!

Smullin Family said...

We do this at our home too.
I bought a wine bottle holder and turned it on it's side and we put the cups in there. To label I used fingernail polish initials on the bottom. They did eventually wear off in the dishwasher, but by then we each knew "our color". :)
Thanks for your blog. I LOVE it!

Tara M said...

What a silly idea this is ... that has changed my life! I have been using it for a few weeks now and love it. No more cups all around, no more climbing on the counter to get a cup they can't reach, no more bugging mom when a friend is over! Why didn't I think of it? I love these organization ideas you give-keep 'em coming.