You may be a large family if every time you turn around someone has opened a new container of peanut butter…
or [insert name of food that already has a full container sitting open in the refrigerator or pantry].
So, I got proactive and did this:
X marks the spot!
This is the ONLY peanut butter jar that is allowed to be opened. And if you can’t find the one with the X, you find mom and together the two of you will look for it before determining it is a good idea to open a new one (which will be promptly marked with an X by the way!).
This works for anything that tends to get opened without thinking. Maple syrup, boxes of cereal, and yes, mayonnaise!
Sharpie marker saves the day!