Dirty cups and mugs can really pile up! Control the chaos by designating a “cup of the day” for each person. We choose favorites that do not match so that everyone knows which cup is which, but you could color code or use masking tape labels. Then set up a cup “parking lot” where cups live when they’re not in use—a shiny tray, a plastic container, or even an unused lid.
Train kids to use a cup, rinse it out, and set it on the tray for use later. At the end of the day, pop them all in the dishwasher or do a quick handwash so they’re ready for the next day.