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Friday, February 13, 2015

Small but necessary...

We've been having some confusion lately over whether the dishwasher has been run yet or not.  The ancient one we had before had a light that came on when it had completed its cycle, and the light stayed on until you physically turned it off after you had emptied it.

The new dishwasher has a light that comes on, but the light automatically turns off the first time the door opens.  So if someone just reaches in for a clean fork, but doesn't empty the dishwasher, the next person that comes along may think the dishes haven't been washed yet and add a used plate to the rack.  (We do a pretty thorough rinse job before putting them in the dishwasher, so they usually look clean even if they haven't been washed yet.)

Hello clipart and card-making supplies!

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I happily found everything I needed in my stash to solve the issue.  Printed the graphic, layered with pretty paper, laminated to keep it tidy, added tiny but strong magnets.

Now all I have to do is train whoever starts the wash cycle to turn the sign to 'clean', and whoever puts clean dishes away to turn the sign to 'dirty'...myself included.
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4 comments:

  1. Score! I love finding stuff In my stash when I want to make something cute like this. Great job!

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  2. Yes it's the training that's the problem! We no longer have a dishwasher we have a hole where it should be filled with garbage cans and recycle... Dishwasher looked nice on the outside but was full of rusty racks etc on the inside... storm number ? is happening today The matterhorn outside the dining room window has turned into Mount Rundle.... Picture of the Matterhorn is on FB Mount Rundle will have to wait until I can actually see out the window!

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  3. Great idea. The 'training' part may be easier said that done, though ...!

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