One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Code "Coaster"

We have discovered a way to keep the family from using a bazillion cups in a day.  We now keep coasters in our cupboard.  They are all different, with different colors, and some crocheted.  When a person takes a cup, they take a coaster to place their cup on, and it's a code to me that they are not done with it for the day.  Less dishes = less work and less water and less detergent. 

The kids will typically get a glass of juice in the morning and were getting new cups throughout the night, causing me to wash dishes more often.  Now, we have a "code" to reduce use.  Yea!

1 comment:

chickNpink said...

What a GREAT idea!