Each month I create a sign that I put on the front of my refrigerator. I use inspirational quotes which I have cut out over the years and put in a scrapbook. A current one I used is: No matter how long it takes, persist. No matter how discouraged you may get, persevere. No matter how much you want to quit, donít give up.
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I have a sign on my refrigerator that reads: "Thou shall not weight more than thy refrigerator!" I see this every time I open the door and give me pause to think about what is coming out and going into my mouth.
Does your DH put up the clean dishes, or are the dishes in the dishwasher dirty? If you're having trouble remembering or your spouse helps only sometimes, make a small sign with your computer that has CLEAN printed on one side, & DIRTY on the other. Place some of the thin, plain refrigerator magnets you get in the office supply section of WalMart facing opposite directions at the top and bottom of the sign. Cover both sides with clear contact paper, placing them back to back and stick together.
Now everyone can see if the dishes are dirty or are clean and ready to be put up.
Husbands can learn when to put up dishes after only two or three hints - I'm a perfect example!
A question I see from new folks a lot is "what is a serving" - For example - 3 oz of meat is about the size of a deck of cards. A leftover joker taped to your refrigerator door marked "meat!" can be a helpful reminder. Cake - a medium post-it! Butter? A small one.
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