Today I have created fewer conflicts in my household by making a magnet indicating when dishes in the dishwasher are clean. This way people know whether or not they can load dishes into the dishwasher, and the person responsible for emptying the dishwasher cannot claim that s/he does not know the dishes are ready to put away!
I simply lettered "CLEAN" onto the back of an old business card, outlining the letters with a black .5 Micron pen and coloring them in using my Pitt pens. I also shaded the letters to the right and on the bottom to make them pop. Then I adhered the business card to a magnet and affixed clear contact paper to the top. Easy, colorful, and useful!