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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Tip For Tuesday - Reusing Dry Erase Boards

If you're anything like me, you have a million and one dry erase boards in use. I use them for chore boards, calendars, art boards for the kids, you name it.

Problem is, as quick as I come up with a use for one, I come up with a way to tweak my system. But I usually mark 'em up with Sharpies to make my grids or labels or whatever, so they don't just wipe right off.

They're not the boss of me, though. I learned how to get Sharpie off a dry erase board. And I pass that knowledge onto you now, so you can breathe new life into your wipe-off boards. Just in time for the new school year.
All you have to do is scribble a dry erase marker over the Sharpie lines, and then wipe off.

Just like new again.

A blank slate, ready for your organizational genius.



















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In case you didn't know it, I'm like the queen of blog-hoppin' lately. It's kind of like square dancing but without the dated outfits, smelly gym, and elderly caller.

Here's the schedule I keep:
Monday: Homestead Revival's Barn Hop
Tuesday: Heavenly Homemaker's Gratituesday
and Wrinkled Mommy's Tuesday Archive Link-Up
Wednesday: My Life and Kids Finding the Funny
Thursday: A Rural Journal's Rural Thursday Blog Hop
Friday: Deborah Jean's Dandelion House's Farmgirl Friday
Saturday: Camera Critter's Life With Dogs Pet Blogger Hop and Country Momma Cooks Saturday Link-Up

Since today is Tuesday, that means I'm linking my post "The Library Card" with Wrinkled Mommy's Tuesday Archive Link-Up, and my post "When I First Saw You" with Heavenly Homemaker's Gratituesday


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7 comments:

  1. Genius!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  2. I just recently learned of some of the things that dry erase markers can save.

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  3. Man - who knew! thanks! my man is always using the wrong one. that is a big help.

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  4. no way!!!! thank you so much, just did a whole week of meal planning using the wrong pens and was thinking I'd have to replace the board. You rock!

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  5. YAY! and hey look at all those followers! Pretty neat!

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  6. You can also use rubbing alcohol to get sharpie marker off of a lot of things including dry erase boards, but I like this tip too!! Thanks for the share!!

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  7. Love this tip. I never use Sharpie markers on erase boards for fear of not being able to erase it. Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

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