I have permanent "repeat messages" --
I use permanent marker and plastic lids, instead of labels or notepaper, in some instances, for "repeat" messages:
* On a clean cat litter bucket cover I wrote: "These clothes are clean; feel free to fold them". I put this on top of a basket filled with clean clothes when they come out of the dryer if I am not going to fold them right away. HA! I don't kid myself thinking that someone may actually come along and fold them, BUT, it does prevent the kids from adding dirty uniforms, clothes etc. to this basket.
* On another plastic lid (maybe from a Chinese food container) I wrote: "STOP! Put your dirty dishes directly into the dishwasher." I usually put this in the kitchen sink after the kitchen has been cleaned after dinner. I hate walking back into the kitchen later in the evening to find new cups, etc. in a sink that was scrubbed an hour or two earlier. My DH and kids never think to put items directly in the dishwasher otherwise. (I think it is genetic.)
I bought foam doorknob hangers (the type for crafts) at the dollar store (several to a package). With marker I wrote various "repeat" messages, such as:
* "On a business call, do not disturb." This hangs on the back of our office door and placed on the front when needed.
* "Cat in garage." This sometimes hangs on the door leading from our house to our garage to alert family members not to open the outside garage door (and having our indoor cat escape). This hangs inside the nearby closet when not is use. Another sign kept here might hang on the opposite side of the garage door saying "Please remove your shoes." That is not a rule in our house, but if the floor has just been washed this might be requested.
I also have "repeat messages" that I made using bright colorful stock paper and clear ID pouches (12 for $1.62 @ Walmart) - instant lamination! I attach a magnet to the back and they stay on the side of the fridge when not in use. When needed, they are simply moved to the front of the fridge. These can easily be color-coded for family members, but I don't have that many messages, nor are they for a specific person. Sample messages: "Don't forget laundry hanging outside." This is helpful to me since our kitchen does not face our backyard where the laundry is hanging. I hang it in the morning, move the magnet to the front of the fridge, then I am reminded at dinner time if I haven't yet taken the clothes off the line. Another says, "Basement windows are open." so I am reminded in the evening to close them. Some are tailored to family members: "DS/DH/ DD/Mom You have a message on the answering machine." We are at the point where anyone of us checks messages, and once they are checked the light no longer blinks, and messages donÂt always reach the recipient, so this helps.
Hope this was useful to anyone who took the time to read this, LOL!