by laura janning

DIY Dry Erase Board

October 17, 2013

Lately, I have been on a mission to create a Family Command Center to help with organizing family events and for the mounds and mounds of paperwork my children bring home from school each day. 
Seriously.....lots of paper.

If you are a parent with a school aged child ( particularly the elementary years)  you totally get this and experience it daily. If your children are grown, you get it too and are probably sitting back chuckling at me, with a ' been there, done that' kind of attitude.  Go ahead and chuckle....That's quite okay.... I have a solution.

Part of my plan is to reduce clutter, while still staying on top of things and being efficient. For the record.....I dislike clutter, it makes me nutty....really nutty. 

I spent about $7.50 on a pre-cut piece of dry erase board at the Home Depot and another $2.00 on 2 pieces of fence board that I created a frame with and painted. Less then $10 for organizational sanity!

Now when the kids come home from school, first thing I do is write any important reminders, dates and need to know's on the new board ....
           then recycle the paper......
                     that will be used again for another sweet child........ 
                         for another important reminder......... 
                                  sometime in the distant future. 

Unless we all stop the paper....and make it a  Dry Erase Board society.
How do you respond to clutter?

grateful for~

my little karate kid who won the 'best job award' in class yesterday

PS- This is Day 4 of the Fall Porch Tour. I hope you will take some time to visit each of these fabulous fall porches. 

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  1. That's a great idea, Laura. We always had a big calendar going with things crossed out and added all over the thing. Drove me nuts sometimes, too! I didn't realize you could buy Dry Erase board like that and have it cut.
    Congrats to you little Karate guy! xo Diana

  2. Great solution. We use a chalk board and text reminders. Seems to work for us.

  3. Clutter makes me twitchy. It's much easier not to have it now that the kids are grown and gone! I think I spent a lot of years twitching!! Glad you found a solution to yours!

  4. Oh I love this!!! Clutter makes me nutty as well, super nutty! Thank you for your super sweet comment on the blog today, you too are one of my favorites! XO

  5. I shove clutter under beds and in closets - what does that say about me?

  6. I can't imagine you having to keep up with all of the activities, etc with your active and great kids...yes, dry erase board a great idea...My hubby has one in the garage...he keeps me on my toes!

  7. Hi this one is great and is really a good post. I think it will help me a lot in the related stuff and is very much useful for me. Very well written I appreciate & must say good job..
    Dry erase board


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