Friday, June 1, 2012

Cool cups

An answer to where we got the kids personalized cups to keep from washing 100 (not kidding) cups a day---


Family D*llar Store has the cups- different designs, colors, etc for $3. They are double walled tumblers with straws that had a larger ring at the bottom to keep the straw from slipping out of the cup:) Walm@rt has them too but they cost a little more.


These cups do not sweat on the counter:)  Our kids love ice water, but hate washing dishes. (So does mom)


I looked for name cups but we have unusual enough names and older kids who did not want baby looking mugs or cups that I could not find anything.


So the decals, EBAY-- seller is cadstickers09.  (Look up under advanced search) 
Ask for a custom listing in your choice of font, your color choice and how many you need. (They discount larger quantities)
These are "auto" decals, thick, and strong. Our kids like to "pick" at things, so these had to be tough enough for them and they are!


Peel back off of decal, place on dry cup, rub, peel off top plastic.  For about $4-5 you have a personalized washable cup.  I looked and looked and only found cups like this for $10+  per cup and they weren't as nice.  I'm very fond of CHEAP ways to handle big family issues:)


  I mean, who wants to spend $100 on CUPS?? Not this cheap momma. 


Not sure how well they would hold up being washed in a dishwasher over and over-- we  have everyone hand wash their own cup and it's worked wonderfully:)  


Everyone feels special, every one knows which cup is theirs, everyone has learned to wash their cup-- we call that a win, win, win.


This momma loves win, win, win:)  


Disclaimer- I am not related to, know personally, making anything from Cadstickers09. Found them on ebay, thought they were the most reasonable, asked for a custom listing twice, they responded promptly and discounted a larger quantity. Good enough for me:)  So that's why I recommend them. 

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

Great idea! Thx for the info!

LifeWith3 said...

This is brilliant, thank you.

~ Amy (Mom to 3 and soon to 4)

Full Time Advocate said...

If Walmart runs out of them, I just bought ours at Costco. A 3 pack for $15.

Carla said...

Not sure how the label will hold up, but that kind of cup...even if it was "cheap" and HELLO...I'm headed to the Dollar store ASAP...I've had that kind of cup for about a year...washed DAILY in the dishwasher. No issues as of yet.

We have a definitely LOVE of these cups. LOOOOOVE them.

MommaT said...

We bought the ones from Starbucks when they were on sale during the holidays...but you can't put them in the dishwasher. The other downside is getting them to wash them daily

MommaT said...

We bought the ones from Starbucks when they were on sale during the holidays...but you can't put them in the dishwasher. The other downside is getting them to wash them daily

TK said...

I drink out of one at work daily. A hint .. If the straw gets yucky, use a pipe cleaner to clean it out. I drink diet soda from mine so it gets a soda build up. A quick wipe with the pipe cleaner helps!
I love the name idea.

Kim o