The excuse I usually hear when I arrive on the weekends to Keith's house as to why the dirty dishes weren't in the dishwasher is because they "didn't know if the dishes were clean or dirty."
Pathetic, I am well, well, well aware, but we are dealing with 2 grown men here, what did you expect??? Okay, maybe that was a little harsh, and should clarify here that I really don't MIND cleaning the dishes or putting them away. My problem is, it's just a little hard to keep up with Keith's house, my house, and all the other responsibilities my life entails.
Okay, done complaining! I came up with a fool-proof system to help these boys along! We have refrigerator magnets that I placed on the dishwasher with the words "dirty and clean"
I then found this little chef lego guy magnet on the fridge and put him next to the word which describes the dishwasher - brilliant, I know! I will use this when I have children, but for now, I just have 2 big boys to take care of!