Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cute and simple pet peeve solution

Dirty dishes in the sink is such a big pet peeve of mine, especially since we have a dishwasher.

Don't know why it drives me so bonkers.

My dear family's excuse for leaving them in the sink?

" I wasn't sure if the dishes in the dishwasher were dirty or clean."

Cute and simple solution....
Can you see it?
Here's a closer look. It's a little magnet I bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond that I transformed to this "Dirty/Clean" little sign with a bit of white acrylic paint. 
When the dishwasher has dirty dishes it is turned on the side that says "Dirty"
And when they are clean it's flipped to the other side. Pretty simple huh?...Now if I could only get them to help clear the dishwasher when the dishes are clean....Will need to think of another cute and simple solution for that one. Hee, hee, hee.
Oh, forgot to show you what the magnet looked like before. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishing you a lovely day.

Hugs and Kisses,


SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a great idea! My kids do the same thing! I need to find one of these magnets, and put it to good use myself, lol!

Alessandra said...

You are incredible! You amazed me with this simple but very clever idea. I need to find many magnets like put them everywhere and for everything in my home...for my husband..grrrrr!
Baci e abbracci.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Clever and functional, Ana! Great idea. Let us know if it actually works. ; ) Unfortunately, I am basically the one, between my husband and myself, who empties the dishwasher, so I've got no excuse!

Stephanie said...

A pretty and helpful idea, sweet Ana :) And I am like you....I detest dirty dishes in the sink {{smiles}} Hugs to you!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Ana, love this idea and so cute and helpful at the same time. Perfect!! I don't like to see dishes in the sink either. Love your blog header.
Blessings, cm

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a cute and handy idea. My hubby says he's afraid he won't load it properly! heehee! Don't know if this would help me but it would look cute! Hugs!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love this cute idea and I hope it works for you!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

That is so cute. I don't have a dishwasher. Hubby wanted to buy me one, but I relax when I wash them so I said no.

handmade by amalia said...

A brilliant solution, Ana. And so cute. They will have to dig harder for an excuse next time :-)

Claudia said...

Hello Ana, my sweet friend!
Oh, this is such a great idea with the little magnet ... very simple, but unmisstakebly ( is this the right word? ) ...I hope your family will always notice this little dishwasher-sign ;O)
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week,
sending much Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Art and Sand said...

My problem would be to remember to switch the sign.

My solution is to just wash the dishes instead of leave them in the sink. Steve doesn't understand why I don't like using the dishwasher.

Teresa said...

I'm a very organised and tidy person. And the kitchen has to be immaculate. It's a non-negotiable point. More as we enter home through that back door. We have a front door but the car is parked on the back and we enter through the kitchen so finding it less than perfect gives me the nerves and it's bound to send me on a roll so I guess they tidy the space like 5 minutes before I get home ahahahahahah
I love your magnet and what a great idea it was. You always turn everything into sweet and the same happened here ;).

Gina said...

A cute & simple solution to that problem! Great idea, Ana!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, what a simply lovely idea...and so very stylish too! Dear Ana...what a creative soul you are! It is always a delight to stop by for a never cease to inspire! Hugs to you...and much love!

Mari said...

Hi Ana, what a cute way to let your family know that the dish washers is ready for their dirty it....


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you got my email my friend. I'm excited about you joining us for Wednesday Wee ones! I can't wait to see your doll! Sweet hugs, Diane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Love it! no excuses now!!!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your kitchen is just lovely, Ana, and now your cute little solution will keep those unsightly dirty dishes out of your sink!