No matter how many times I say, "Refill your bottle when you're done." or "Finish one bottle before you get a new one." a slew of water bottles end up on the kitchen counters, in the kids rooms, living room, etc. Well - NO MORE!!
One of the reasons we (yes, I admit I may have done this myself from time to time) grab a new bottle is because we are unsure which one is actually ours. I tried keeping a sharpie in the kitchen drawer so the kids could mark one when they grabbed it but it only happened about half the time. So this is my new plan.
I grabbed some scrapbook stickers and cardboard things and cut them into rectangles. Then spelled out our names on each one. Poked a hole in the top and hooked on one of these.
Since I only had three of these, I used a key ring for the last one and it worked just as well.
Before I closed it, I put a rubber band in as well.
Now when the kids grab a water bottle they also have to grab a tag! :)
Of course in my head this is a GRAND idea and there will be no need to ask, "Whose water bottle is this?"
I will let you know how that goes!! :)